After 3 years of complaining explaining to Tom that our cheap-0 (yes, that’s the technical term) bed had been on its last legs 6 months after we bought it – 4 years previous – he finally relented to the idea that our Valentine’s Day gift to each other should be a new, improved mattress. (I think he was just relieved I wasn’t sending Ella in to his office with Tiffany’s catalogs anymore. The mattress would be cheaper…)
I took the selection process very seriously. Tom did a bunch of research online and narrowed it down to a few choices – I went straight to the one person who truly understands how messed up my back really is – my Utah chiropractor. We had found a Sealy Posturpedic for sale at Costco and when I asked (texted) my Healer (seriously, he’s amazing) what he thought, his very educated response was – “go for it – Costco lets you take anything back.” (Except for screaming toddlers – I’ve tried – no UPC code…)
We ended up getting a pretty awesome deal on it because of an online promotion that took $100 off the already cheaper-than-retail price – now we just had to wait. Turns out, we didn’t wait that long. Despite a warning of a 4 week processing time, it only took a week and a half to have it delivered and deposited by two nice men who only seemed slightly disturbed that a very fluffy black dog was acting as though they were trying to murder his owner, barking and ramming into the door of the room where he’d been corralled.
I was pretty shocked at how this bed was not only more plush (serious pillowtop action), but it didn’t sag – at all! And when I put the sheets and quilt on, it was like…a NORMAL bed, instead of a Pit of Despair. Ella and I hopped on and both immediately approved, but Tom was skeptical as he lay down…
Tom: It doesn’t squeak.
Britta: I KNOW! Isn’t it great?
Tom: How are we supposed to know it’s working?