Or in my case, don’t buy something you can’t carry up the stairs 😂 #LessonLearned
We have been trying out mattresses, the ones that get delivered to your door and you can try out for a few months then either keep or return. We have tried Cocoon, Helix and Purple. His favorite is the Cocoon and my favorite so far is the Purple, although I like the Cocoon a lot too. One thing we both agree on is that the Helix was not the one for us. That came as a major surprise because not only was it the most expensive one of the bunch but it was also the one that had been the most customized.
My husband would have been perfectly content keeping the first one we tried, but I like to know my options before making a decision, plus I also kind it fun to keep switching them out! Anyway, all that to say I decided to switch out my mattress yet again. After some research and comparing, I decided on Nectar! I did not think anything of it when I ordered it but the moment I saw that mattress waiting for me at our front door, I knew I was in trouble. It was HUGE!
And not only that but it was extremely heavy and had no handles!!! Like who designed this?! The first two we tried came in boxes and the third came in a tube similar to Nectars but ALL of them had handles. The packing slip said it was 120-150 pounds and it felt every bit of that. It would not have been such a big deal if we were on the first floor… but were not. We have a flight of stairs right as you walk through the front door. I managed to get it inside and up the first set of steps but could not make the bend and get it up the second.
I pulled, tugged, pushed and that thing just was not moving. I did not get frustrated but I did laugh at myself. I’ve never had to consider if I could carry something up the stairs on not. My husband has hauled countless things up, down and everywhere else for me without complaining and always making it look so easy. Boy did I miss him so much in that moment. Exhausted, I admitted defeat and just came to terms that this would just stay stuck on our stairs still he got back 😂
Somehow, hours later I got a second win. With a little muscle and a whole lot of will power, I managed to get it to the top of the stairs. I can not even describe the excitement, relief, pride and achievement I felt. I am thankful that I was able to make it work for this situation but boy have I learned my lesson for the future. The TV console I was planning on getting soon, may just have to wait haha.
Deployments are filled with a lot of ups and downs, struggles and problems, but sometimes you just need to celebrate the small victories, even if the problem was your fault to begin with 🙃