So, when we last left off, we discussed the disheveled state of my living room, spilling over into the dining room. Now let's talk about what has spilled forth from my bedroom and why.
For a while I've wanted to replace the twin bed in the guest room with at least a double bed. I recently ended up with an extra twin and decided to use the two twins in my room, Not Ricky and Lucy style. No, pushed together to make a king-size bed, leaving my queen size bed for the guest room. Easy enough, right? Famous last words. The switching of the beds, not so hard. But then the furniture wasn't right. I had to move some things out of my room to accommodate the larger bed. Some things went to the guest room, some are in my kitchen, waiting to be taken to Alyssa's house. An upholstered chair and a largish cabinet are sitting in my kitchen. ** Remember the state of the living room and dining room? Yea, now the kitchen is in the same boat. My room on the other hand, it's not done, but it's looking remarkably open and airy.
If you're wondering how the twin beds pushed together is working. Can't tell it's two beds. Not one bit. I purchased a four inch thick king-size memory foam mattress topper from overstock.com and we've slept sleep like babies. There are products out there for converting two twins to a king. From what I can tell it's just a long strap that goes around the box springs to hold them securely together and a sheep skin pad to place over the seam of the two mattresses. The memory foam covers that and Mitch put a couple of clamps on the frames to hold them together.
Of course I had to also purchase bedding and get a new headboard. I am happy to say the headboard has been taken care of. It was free, from my friend Kelli. The bedding was found at a great price on Ebay. I think in all, for the bedding (sheets, comforter, mattress cover and mattress pad) I have spent around $250.00 and for that I now have a king-size bed in my room and a queen in the guest room. All will be good soon. Right? Anyone local want to buy a couch...or two??
**Edited to add~ That largish cabinet I was talking about? It's now in the laundry room housing a mama cat and her 7, yes SEVEN kittens. No, I don't usually have cats in the house, but for some reason cats seem to think I'm a feline midwife. Sissy Cat in her kitty cat way let me know she didn't want to be alone birthing this huge litter. So I put the cabinet in the laundry room where it's relatively quiet and dark, put her inside on some towels and we birthed some kitties. Well, I stayed with her for the first one, after that I just checked in every few minutes. We have three white babies with black toupees and four black w/ white markings. Very much like these cuties from her first litter. This will be her last, by the way.
About that cabinet, I have to explain, because if it were me reading, I'd be going, what in the world?? She put the cat in a cabinet that had been in her bedroom??? Was it a dresser, a side table?? It was a large box on wheels, with a removable top and a door on front. My uncle Keith built it for me years ago to house my vest. The vest is a treatment devise for people with lung disease. I found this video on you tube of some kids playing around with one. And here's an explanation of what it does. Anyway, it's a rather large, unattractive piece of medical equipment, so my dear sweet uncle Keith built me a cabinet to house it, on wheels so it can be moved from room to room.
They've since come out with a much smaller version of The Vest that I'm hoping to obtain, (insurance willing) but until then, the cabinet is just too big for my room, so the unattractive machine is sitting in there un-housed.
Anywho... the saga continues... only now, with seven extra players!