I Moved To Oaxaca

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

I don't think I ever reported back on the Great Mattress Search that ended, pretty quickly, with us purchasing an air mattress at Sam's Club.

We are all about style.

At first I wasn't too impressed, but a set of fresh D batteries and a wood frame to get it off the concrete floor helped a LOT. As did the two vinyl-and-foam pads Jorge lent us. It's no Sapphire Ultra Plush, but it's not bad! Only ... well. I don't know if the air mattress really isn't queen size or if the bed frame isn't really queen size, but the two don't quite fit together. The frame's a little small from side to side. Normally, it's nothing: we just center the air mattress on the frame so that there's maybe 4 inches of overhang on each side. No problem. But sometimes we forget to check, and vinyl on vinyl is pretty slippery. So the other day the air mattress was NOT centered over the bed frame, and when Greg reached over for a magazine on the chair ... it was like a boat capsizing. Pretty slow at first; we weren't sure what was going on, just that things were somehow not right. Then really not right, then BAM! we're on the floor with the air mattress sitting on top of us. Concrete's hard.


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