Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Visitor's Bed

 I wish we'd done it when we replaced R and my beds after mine was deluged by an upstairs flood, but we have now. Visitors have a new and hopefully comfortable bed. Not that anyone ever complained about free accommodation at the Highrise, but it makes us feel better.

It is virtually the same bed as I bought, just slightly updated. In spite of it being for sale with a 45% reduction, it was about the same price. We got rid of the old one in a hard rubbish collection. Chainsaw Niece wanted it, but then she didn't. Mother asked about it. Mother, if it was any good we wouldn't be replacing it.

One more piece of furniture replaced, with a few more less major ones to go. Having to buy a new air conditioner set us back somewhat this year.

Note: I am aware of issues in the last post when viewing it on my basic blog site. I have investigated, to no avail. My solution is to keep on posting and push the problem out of sight.

25 comments:

  1. Nice! Are you taking reservations for summer yet?

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    1. You would be more than welcome Rubye. We would sort out the world in one drunken evening.

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  2. Nice and welcoming for visitors are you expecting some. Chainsaw niece sounds interesting.

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    1. Diane, regular stayers, Sister and Bone Doctor, and of course Little Jo. ABI Brother stays at times. Chainsaw Niece and her dark partner have stayed. V in Japan has booked for next year and R's Sister and Bro in Law in March.

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  3. Michael6:53 pm

    Looking good!

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    1. Such a lovely bed Michael. It has been there two weeks now and no one has slept in it.

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  4. and I won't even have to bring my own Teddy.

    as Helen Garner wrote in her mega-selling The Spare Room 'it is a privilege to make up a bed for a guest'.
    X X

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    1. Ann, dog Jack stayed last week and is here again for the weekend. He is rather fond of Teddy, so expect some dried saliva.

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  5. I like the blue and yellow bedding. I don't have a spare room now. Any visitors have to bring their own sleeping bag and sleep on the lounge room floor.

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    1. You don't have a couch River?

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    2. Yes, but it's a small two seater, not much room on it.
      Plus I'm wary of people sleeping on my couch after my old couch was used as a bed for several years in a row by assorted people and it began to smell really funky. Even cleaning it didn't help.

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    3. Ah yes, I've smelt couches like that. Two seater is a bit small for sleeping.

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  6. Anonymous8:52 pm

    It looks very comfortable. I look forward to road-testing it soon-ish! V.

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    1. V, and when you wake in the morning, you will look so fresh after such a good night's sleep in the new bed.

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  7. There is a teddy on our spare bed. If it has been moved, it serves as a reminder that the bed still needs changing after the last guests [cos I'm too lazy to do it as soon as guests leave].

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  8. FC, bad changing is Household Management's department. Wash this, he says, and I do. It is important to not allow any transfer of boy germs or girl germs, so we always change the spare room bedding.

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  9. What's the weather like in Melbourne inapplicable Andrew haha!! Your solution to blogging mishap made me laugh out loud!!

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  10. What the!! Where did that 'inapplicable' come from...I didn't type that haha! Translated that means 'in May' !!!!!!!

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  11. This is tres mysterious, where did my first comment go?? Tonight is crazy, I'm going to bed!

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  12. Grace, bed became bad. In May became inapplicable. I rather like being inapplicable. May is the same weather as you have, less a few degrees.

    And then the whole lot was judged as spam and I had to rescue it.

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  13. looks like a nice comfy bed. I slept in my spare bed recently as someone was snoring in mine. It was surprisingly cozy.

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  14. Really Fen? Something to tell us?

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  15. I came to a rather odd conclusion about the guest bedroom a couple of years ago - I decided on bunk beds instead. My second bedroom is rather tiny, and so I concluded a big bed was actually rather impractical. Instead, I bought some bunks which meant my single visitor can throw their bags and stuff on the top level, and still have some room to dress, walk around and so on. I know it seems a little bit "sleepover" but have had no complaints so far about the bunks.

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    1. A very good idea if you have limited space James. As ours is, there is not a huge amount of room for cases etc.

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