For Christmas Dallas and I didn’t get each other gifts. Instead we put our money together and bought a brand new bed.
We had been sleeping on an old full-sized mattress that I had bought in a tight pinch when I lived in New York and just needed something to sleep on. I didn’t think it was too bad for a long time, but it was starting to show it’s age. It was tilted and one side hurt my back if I slept on it. Plus, it’s not much space for 2 people.
I remember getting fleeced pretty bad from Sleepy’s over that mattress. When I moved out of my corporate housing in New York and into my first apartment I just needed a bed, so I went to Sleepy’s. I had no money, so I had to sign up for their financing. I had good credit, so it was no problem, but I remember paying on that thing forever before realizing that I’d never even touched the balance. I was just paying finance charges. I ended up rolling it into something else, but I was so mad at Sleepy’s!
So, this winter when we went to look at new beds, we had no idea how much they’d be. We found out quickly that mattresses are expensive! The first time we went we just left without buying anything. The sales people were being kind of sleazy in a used-car-salesman sort of way. And they wouldn’t let us talk it over. They kind of seperated us up. So, we just left. Then the second time, we actually went to the same place, but we had talked, talked about a max price, and kenw what to expect. We ended up getting a really nice Sealy Posterpedic that will last a long time and got it for a price we agreed beforehand to spend. Yay.
For Christmas my parents got us a dual-control heated mattress pad that is like heaven on these cold nights. Also, Dallas’ sister got us a new comforter and sheet set.. so all new bed for Christmas.