Y’all. This could *literally* be the week that we get the email that says our I-600 is approved and that Three Angels can schedule Sonny’s final appointments so that we can book our plane tickets!! AAAHHH! Needless to say, I’ll probably be hitting the “refresh” button on my inbox quite a bit this week. 😉
A lot is going on with the Bungalow Barn this week, too- so that’ll be a good distraction. Plumbing and electricity are going in, and I’m soooo excited to take you on another tour this Friday when a few more projects are finished up!
We’re still working on finishing up some projects in our master bedroom before Sonny gets home too. This past week, we made a change to our bed, and man has it been a reeeeally sweet switch. We got our first-ever, brand new mattress!
Yes. You read that right. We’ve never purchased a new mattress. Shortly after Kevin and I got married, a friend of Kevin’s gave us his (already several years old) king-sized mattress because he and his wife were upgrading to a new one. Well, Max was a puppy back then, and promptly proceeded to dig a large hole in it.
“No biggie“, we thought, “we’ll just get a new mattress when he’s a little older, and I’ll just stick my heel in it for fun until then“.
That was 11 years ago, and we’ve been sleeping on this lumpy fella ever since:
But enough about the old mattress…here’s a photo of the new one, straight out of the box it was delivered in:
It was made by the folks at GelFoamBed.com and we. are. LOVING it!
They have three different styles too choose from. The 10″ Triton (firm)…
…the 12″ Miranda (plush firm)…
…and the “14 Venus (plush):
We chose the 12″ Miranda- mainly just because we knew we didn’t want firm, and we weren’t sure if we’d get enough support with the plush one. And for those who might be curious about these kinds of things, their mattresses are all made to order out of materials from the US that meet the Certi-pur US guidelines to be safe, non-toxic and durable. As for price, they range from $349-$849 depending on what size and thickness you get. (And now that I’ve connected with the company, there’s a $50 “theletteredcottage” discount code folks can enter at checkout!) My favorite thing about the new mattress is that it doesn’t move or make noise when Kevin rolls over anymore. He can flop right over and my side stays completely still- hallelujah! 😀 I think we’ll really appreciate that feature when Sonny is home and we’re all sleeping or napping on it, too.
I’ll have to write another post about it next year, and let you know how it’s holding up. It’s nice to know we’ve got 100 days to try it out, and that the GelFoamBed peeps will come pick it up (for free) if we decide we don’t like it at that point.
As for Max, he doesn’t destroy anything these days. He’s 11 now, and seems to prefer napping over…well….almost everything. 🙂
I think he loves our new mattress as much as I do too. 😉