Today is the day we begin shopping for a mattress set. Shopping is one of the most stressful things we do. It doesn’t matter if we’re shopping for groceries, a house, a car . . it’s just stressful! I hope you realize, there’s not much stress around here so a little bit of stress seems like a lot. I totally dislike any kind of dissension. I like to make a decision . . Today I want to buy a mattress. We get in the car, go to a few places, try a few mattresses, buy one and it’s done! Vince, on the other hand, wants to look at E.V.E.R.Y. mattress place in town, get every brochure, read every word, come home and talk about it; go back on Wednesday, go to E.V.E.R.Y. mattress place in town, ask questions, come home and think about it some more; forget that we need a new mattress set. Then weeks later, I bring it up again and we go through the process all over again because one of the places may have gotten something new in stock.
If we’re shopping for groceries, he wants to pick up every can, read the contents, look at the cost per ounce, decide if he likes the picture on the can . . I’ve gone down three aisles while he’s deciding which can of green beans to get.
While grocery shopping, I can usually find something else to do . . I’ll go get a gallon of milk while he decides on beans. While shopping for things like cars or mattresses, other than sitting in the car knitting, which isn’t being much of a team player, there’s nothing I can do but stand there while he looks at every stitch on the mattress, mashes his hand into the top and calculates how far down his hand sinks, and how far his body would sink and how long it takes to recover.
The bottom line is that I totally hate (and I do not like that word but it fits) shopping and Vince loves shopping and finding the best deal.
You see why I found a house online and said “I want this one!”
I’m not considering one of the top end mattresses for several reasons. We don’t buy top end anything. We’re not keeping a mattress longer than 10 years, no matter what brand it is or how much the cost. Also, this is a mattress set for the basement bedroom which will be a guest room for those who want to sleep in there (Addie’s room can also be a guest room). I’m hoping Vince and I will sleep in the basement bedroom during the summer because it’s so cool down there.
When I bought the mattress set for the apartment in January, 2020, I went to the same furniture store where we had bought a mattress set about 12 years prior, bought basically the same set I had because we loved it. Took me 10 minutes in one store and I was done. That place doesn’t deliver here and no one here sells that brand or I’d buy the mattress set over the phone and not even go shopping. That’s the mattress set we now have in our bedroom. I love it. Vince doesn’t.
We can’t order a mattress because (1) I don’t want a foam type mattress, (2) we have no way to dispose of the old mattress set and (3) we want to bring the mattress set from downstairs to Addie’s room and put the new set down there and we need the furniture guys to do that.
So . . today we’re going searching for a new mattress set. Any guesses as to how long before we actually end up buying one?? Wish us luck!!