Monday, August 25, 2008
Tossing and Turning, in need of Bed Advice
DH and I are talking about the house we're buying in Texas. It comes fully furnished and the one we live in right now is full too. That's going to involve some sorting and tossing and giving away and putting items on Craig's List. Several of my favorite antiques will be left behind with our daughter who lives here (as will the snowblower, patio set, lawn mower). Other items will go with us to Texas, for our kids there. I might keep one or two favorites, but when you buy a house with a lot of floor to ceiling windows you don't get as much wall space for furniture and I'll enjoy seeing them in their homes.

What we're talking about right now is bedrooms.

The house we live in now has five bedrooms. The one we are buying has four, we're adding two (to the guest house which is right now a huge shop but won't be for long) and using one for my play room (office and sewing). So we'll end up with five, like we have now. Right now we own:

1 king size bed - older mattress
2 queen size beds - one great mattress, one unknown
1 double size bed - semi-okay mattress
four twin size beds - two great mattresses, two who knows
two twin size trundle beds - with who knows mattresses
1 crib - not taking with us
1 pack and play - taking with us
1 futon - no idea what will happen to this

We're planning to give one daughter a twin bed for her house, one daughter a double bed, dresser and nightstand that was hers to begin with, and the son and DIL might take the king mattress and box spring since we've faithfully twisted and flipped it at the suggested intervals. Even after 18 years it seems in very good shape and a king size mattress is not cheap.

There are also two sofas in the great room and we don't know if they fold out to beds or not. If they do, then regardless of the plaid I'm not in love with, they'll go in the guest house for more sleeping space. When you spend 15 minutes in a house and buy it, a few things remain unanswered. We're putting a lot of trust in the previous owners and the inspector's report. For instance, do the windows actually open? Does the water run? Do the toilets flush?

We don't think we'll need all these beds when we move, but probably many of them since we want sleeping room for as many people at once as possible. DH and I have had separate bedrooms for a good six or seven years but have decided we want to share a bedroom again. The issue six / seven years ago was one of us snored often and the other one sometimes. One of us got up early, one of us stayed up late. One woke up the other every single morning running appliances in the bathroom three feet away from the bed. Now the issue is more DH's back pain, and having to move in the bed a lot. He tells me it's not rolling over but rather more of twisting and turning and gyrating all over the place. So we're considering buying a king size tempurpedic bed system. We honestly considered two double beds with a nightstand in between but this home was built 15 years ago when master bedrooms weren't as big as many living rooms. It's 13 x 14 - not big enough for two of anything, except twins and I just really don't want a master bedroom that looks like Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke sleep there.

So I went online and looked at Tempurpedic bed systems. They're called 'systems' because they cost an arm and a leg. You can usually charge more when you give something a fancy name. DH told me last night what he thought they would cost, and they're that and more. The best one in their line of mattresses costs more than a good used we won't be driving that one. But even the lowest of their line is E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E. Still, we tend to keep them for a long time so it might be worth it. I saw online which stores in our area carry them, but it's not like we can camp out there for a few nights to really make up our minds. At least I don't think they'd let us do that. We could stay in a hotel that has one, and I've considered that.

Is there anyone out there who has any experience with a tempurpedic bed system? Or knows someone who does? Or spent the night in a hotel that had one? We've ordered the CD and material but you can't sleep on a piece of foam that is a few inches square and for the cost I'd sure like some input before we decide.

One way or another, we ought to have enough beds to sleep a lot of people, once we figure it all out. If we end up buying this 'system' we'll have to list it in our will, since it'll be worth more than almost anything else we own, even if the bedroom isn't big enough for anything except a good night's sleep.


  posted at 9:07 AM

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