Sunday, I threw in the towel and went to the furniture store. I wasn't going to leave until I'd completed the purchase for a new bed. I'd no idea that Tempur-Pedic beds cost as much as they did so I lingered at the furniture store longer than I needed. As soon as the palpitations subsided, I signed the purchase agreement and left with a delivery plan. Tuesday morning, I'll be rolling in Rhapsody. I bought the system with the air flow chamber but not the system that would have set me back an arm and a leg.
I'm appalled to say, I've not purchase a new mattress since 1994. I hated the one I bought from the moment I took delivery. Fourteen years is a long time to spend despising something I spend a third of my life in. It's uncomfortable, it's too big for my bedroom and it's killing my back. Since I'm only about one step away from seeking the advice of a surgeon to fix my back, I thought I'd explore options that aren't so invasive.
Mattresses can be such an issue. They're hard to pick out at a venue as public as a furniture store. I read up on the trial of these beds and followed the advice to lie down and stay there for a minimum of 15 minutes. That's an awful long time when one is lying there feeling self conscious and vulnerable. I did what my research recommended though and like Goldilocks, soon found the bed that was perfect. If the salesman had shut his mouth, I know I would have fallen asleep right there in the store.
Since I'm downsizing from a king to a queen sized bed, I needed a new frame to go with the mattresses and found a bed frame that will match my mahogany furniture beautifully. I'm so proud of myself for doing this for me. I'm always reluctant to spend a huge amount of money on anything that is solely for my own well being. This was a big deal. It's going to be an even bigger deal Tuesday night when I crawl between my sheets and drift off with no salesman talk, talk, talking in my ear.