Adding Comfort

Overnight guests aren’t a problem around here. We have a guest room with its own bathroom. We’re set right?

Well, adding a few cozy pillows doesn’t necessarily make a bed comfortable.

Guest Bed Collage

When we moved here, we didn’t realize that the built-in bed in the master suite was a king-size bed; so for a few months, we did the hop, skip, and jump to get out of bed while we waited to buy a new mattress. It seemed perfect just to set up our old bed in the guest room.

The key word being old. You see it’s the mattress we’ve had ever since we got married–23 years could be pushing it on the lifetime of a mattress. The MR’s folks are annual summer guests, and they started talking about the wonders of egg-crate pillow toppers for mattresses. Maybe it was time to do something.

So when Baby Girl’s school volleyball team announced a mattress fundraiser, we thought they were crazy, but we jumped on board. A few weeks ago, the school gym was set up like a mattress store with beds everywhere. We went, we tried them out, and we bought one.

Our brand-new mattress arrived yesterday.

mattress & beet 003

Now the guest bed will be as comfy as it is cozy. Sweet Dreams friends.

If you’re curious, the mattress was a brand-name, made-to-order mattress that we bought at 30-60 percent off the retail price. We had it delivered all the way to the guest room for a fee. The team sold 35 mattresses and raised over $5,000 for the volleyball program.

The only down side is that we still have the old mattress to get rid of.

What’s the craziest fundraiser you’ve been a part of? 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Adding Comfort

  1. Thank you, thank you for the gift of a new mattress! Papa and I did a ‘happy dance’ for your thoughtfulness. Not sure how “odd” my fund raisers have been, but I do have yearly garage sales to raise money for my P.E.O. Chapter with the money going to help women of all ages wishing to further their educations; plus helping to support a 2 year girl’s college in Nevada, MO. With the Chapter’s help, we have sold clothes, 500 cookbooks, tents, homemade baked goods, furniture, plants, exercise equipment, doors, carpeting,and a car! In less than 5 years we have raised over $13,000!

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