Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Boxspring Blues

Kids in Kabukistan get 4 cents for every bed they build

Remember that old brain-teaser question from grade school about the transport truck that gets wedged under a bridge? All the driver has to do is let some air out of the tires, and he can pull through.

Too bad I can't let air out of our boxspring.

The gap between our stairs and our ceiling is one inch smaller than the width of our boxspring. After a few futile attempts to "ram it through", we decided on a simpler solution.

We have an Ikea bed. The great thing about Ikea beds is that they sort of have a boxspring built right in. So our friends built the base inside the frame about 6 inches higher, imitating a boxspring. Problem solved.

But we have a spare bed for when ours is in the shop. It's also good for when the in-laws come to stay. We only charge half the price of the nearest hotel, so it's a good deal. Although the price is low, we still try to offer them a decent bed to sleep on, and unfortunately, the other bed frame we have is the old-fashioned kind where only a queen sized boxspring will fit.

So begins Suz's quest to dismantle, then reassemble the boxspring once it is upstairs.


Blogger Rainypete said...

I fixed this problem in my house by kicking the hell out of the box spring. I still should get around to plastering that wall though. We've been there fr almost 5 years now.

10:57:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Are 'kicking the hell out of it', and 'ramming it' similar techniques? Anybody know? I wish I knew this on Friday night.

1:26:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

ahhh, but do you serve them a free continental breakfast or just give them half, like the box of dry cereal without the milk? some places serve waffles now...so how would that work? give them a cup of batter or a plate with syrup on it? hmmm.

2:25:00 PM

Blogger Useless Man said...

you should dismatle it and leave it in a heap in the guest room. Thyen when people come over for the night you can ask them if they mind making their own bed.

When they answer "not at all" just hand them the tools an show them to the room.

9:23:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Useless man - that would save me a ton of work! Not at all useless advice.

Ellie - that saves me money AND time. I hate cooking.

I think I'll start a Bed & Breakfast, and call it the HABB. (Half-Assed B&B)

10:31:00 AM


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