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?