Monday, March 25, 2013

Mission Sofabed

We are having an overnight guest this week in the NGS/BB household.  Normally, this would be cause for great excitement, but instead it became a cause for angst.  Where will the overnight house-guest sleep?!  See, in the past, we have lived in large enough metropolitan areas that we could pretty much just send or guests to a nearby hotel.  But here in this town we have two hotels which have admitted bedbug problems (!!) and several B&Bs that we can't really justify the price of for our guests.

We live in a lovely two bedroom apartment, but one of those bedrooms has been made into our office, so we don't have a guest room. 

We decided that we would get a sofabed which would serve a dual purpose since we currently only have a loveseat in our living room.  So we spent an entire Friday night driving from furniture store to furniture store in Madison (seriously! we went to half a dozen! why must there be so many stores?) and ended up realizing that neither of us wanted to spend a thousand dollars on a sofabed that was neither a good sofa nor a good bed.

So we went to Dick's Sporting Goods and purchased an air mattress.

Now we have no sofa, a crappy bed, but at only the cost of an air mattress and a set of queen sheets.  I can't tell if we've made a good decision or not, but it did allow us to go home and not have to argue about springs, fabrics, and quality of mattress.  Winners?

2 comments:

  1. We have one of those for the cabin. Notes: Cold if the floor is cold. When the underside of the floor was insulated it was much more comfortable. Also, ours loses air after a night or two. It is no big deal to fire up the pump and refill, but over the long term it might be a PITA. Don't want guests to get TOO comfortable, do you?

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  2. You'll have to let us know. Personally, I think you're already in the win column for not spending a pauper's fortune on a lousy couch and an even lousier bed you'll end up resenting.

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