Saturday, November 7, 2009

A LONG ROAD...but worth the newfound sleep

Last week, I bought a new bed! I had forgotten how wonderful it feels to lay down on a soft bed and relax into the comfort of a warm down comforter. Why, you may ask, did I buy a new bed? Well, let me tell you the story...

Back in June, my roommate began to get some weird bites on her arms and legs. After several weeks and a lot of searching on the internet, the diagnosis was BED BUGS. Yes, those still exist. I thought they were a thing of nursery rhymes and cliche proverbs, but, no, they're real. Apparently they've made a comeback in the last decade or so. Seriously, someone should tell them that, like the 80s, they should NOT resurface.

Bed bugs are not fun creatures, if you haven't guessed yet. They are small, good at hiding, migrate from one bed to another (lucky me!), and give lots of itchy bites (I counted about 40 from one night).

Anyway, to make a long story short, after four months, many hours of cleaning, and two exterminator visits, we decided to throw away our beds. It was actually a very liberating experience. See how happy I am?

For the next month, I slept on an air mattress, which was fine but not a good solution long term. I just didn't want to buy a new mattress just to have it infected as well. Finally, I went to RC Willey's Outlet and bought a bed. I have had it for a whole week now, and I love it! Here's the new bed.

You can't tell how comfy it is in the picture, but if you ever want to come sit on it, I think you'll agree that few beds are better (or maybe I'm just easy to please after an air mattress).

So, I have henceforth banished the "don't let the bed bugs bite" proverb, and I'm putting this new one up for approval:

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." ~Irish Proverb


Jeff said...

I hope the new bed doesn't get infected. But, I'm glad that you're enjoying your sleep now.

Paul and Susan said...

We had someone get bed-bug bites at the place we stayed at in Italy. It was the first time I had seen someone with them. Not fun at all. I'm glad you got a comfy new bed and I hope those bad bed-bugs stay away permanently!

Brenda said...

Yay for no more bed bugs! I must say I have enjoyed not having them around. They aren't very good house guests. I'm jealous of your bed though.

Robyn said...

Good for you! A good nights sleep is always a must when you are teaching. I'm glad you like your bed.

Kristy said...

Congrats, Meg! I suppose it was about time to bite the bullet, eh? Hope things are going well for you!