Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Titanic Has Nothing On Us

We sprung a leak, Interpeeps.

I woke up early Friday morning to find the lower half of my body damp to partly wet. And no, this had nothing to do with my need for Depends or any other such undergarment in my dotage.

It had to do with our waterbed.

And that leak, my friends, ended an era here in this household. We've been sleeping on one form or another of a waterbed since 1981. We've been through free-flow, soft-side, semi-waveless, and almost every other kind you can think of during that period of time. We've fought over whether or not to have a heater (yes, from 1981 until 1990), discussed whether or not to go from a free-flow to a semi-waveless (yes), and finally decided we were tired of waking up wet.

It was, so to speak, the pin that burst our water balloon.

The new bed was delivered today. It has a pillow top approximately eighty-two inches thick. We have been told it will be similar to sleeping on a cloud. This seems to be a true statement as we now have a ladder set up next to the bed in order to get into it. Hubster is already complaining that he won't be able to put his shoes on while sitting on the side of the bed anymore. I'm afraid of breaking a bone (or my head) if I accidentally roll off in the middle of the night or get up to go to the bathroom.

It will be an interesting somnolent experience.

That is, if we get the chance to somnolize at all. Breaking in a bed can be hard work.

But at least we won't have to tread water to do it.


Linds said...

Rolling around laughing here - a ladder? I can just see it all. But tell me, could you sleep on it? Was or is it comfortable? In this house, any new mattress heralds months of insomnia.
I have never tried a water bed. I feel I may have missed something here. Waves? Non-waves? Good grief!

Jules K said...

I know you're loving yours as much as I'm loving mine!

Penny said...

Now, if you're a real princess after you've climbed that ladder watch for the pea.

That little prince is adorable!

And no, it didn't kill me to comment :)