- I am getting married in May.
- My old bed breathed its last.
Which worked until it sprung a leak on Thursday. Exactly how that happened I'm still not certain, but I lay on it Thursday night, and woke up lying on the aforementioned wooden slats, with the remaining air in the mattress surrounding, rather than beneath, my body.
So I needed a new mattress fast. Rather than going out and buying one (or ordering it on Amazon for overnight delivery), I talked to Kristin first. Kristin's my fiancée, and we had been talking about buying a new bed when we got married. She was not impressed with my air mattress, and her own bed is kind of small and creaky. So we used this as an impetus to get a new bed--or the mattress and box spring, as I mentioned earlier. Said items were installed on top of the futon frame for the moment (an actual bed may have to wait until we have an actual apartment), to produce this:
Which is just a little bit tall for a bed, roughly as high as my stomach. Apparently the mattress + box spring combination would work better on a bed frame somewhat lower than the futon frame.
Update: For reasons I haven't figured out yet, a whole lot more carriage returns were included in this post than I put there when I hit the publish button. I've deleted them, but we'll see if they come back.