I don't really have anything in specific to blog about this morning, it's been an uneventful couple of days....that is if you don't count the power outtage yesterday afternoon.
So there I was, having finished all the housework, I had just sat down on the computer with my lunch in hand, pulled up my Google Reader and POOF. I literally jumped back from the desk, I thought I had done something wrong and my first thought was "Crap, I broke my computer". But then I looked around and realized that it wasn't just the computer, it was the WHOLE house. Everything was out.
Now if you're like me, I consider myself a pretty good handy person, I can use power tools and hand tools, I nail and screw, change light bulbs, build things etc. But for some reason, I can NEVER figure out how to turn the power back on. So I'm sitting there looking like an idiot, staring at this thing:
It's like the panel to a spaceship on Star Trek or something...I've never been able to figure it out and then I have no luck because whoever lists the according numbers to the appliances...NEVER EVER EVER....does them correctly.
I tried flipping those buttons, which have you noticed are not easy to do either? You have to grab them with both hands and push really hard LOL
Anyway, after trying for about 5 minutes, flipping these things on and off, I decided to just call Housing Maintenance and find out if there was a Power Outtage in this area or if it was just me. Yes, I know, it would have been so much easier to do this from the get go, but I never said I do things the easy way LOL
Problem is that I forgot that if power is out so is the home line, and to top it off, I go and grab my cellphone only to find that the battery is so low it's already beeping at me. Anyway, long story short, I turned on my car, plugged the charger in there and called Housing only to be told that yes, the construction people by the shoppette accidentally cut a power line, it would be at least an hour or two to get it back up.
So what's a girl to do with no tv, no internet, no phone, no radio, nothing....well, I go and clean out my Durango which was in serious need of some help. All the parents out there know what the cars look like when you have children. There's crayons and crumbs and crackers and fries and whatnot in there...so I got it all picked up and sprayed down with febreze and when the power came back up all I did was vacuum and put all the toys back in the kids toy baskets.
Ahhhhh so much better!
Ok now that I've bored you to death with my tales of woe LOL I need your help with something.
See, we haven't replaced our mattress in YEARS, I'm too embarassed to say how many, and for the most part it's been ok but it's getting to the point where I'm having a hard time sleeping and the springs (yes that old) are popping through and literally digging into my hips and ribs at night. For the past two weeks I've been in so much pain when I lay down and we've finally decided, enough is enough, as soon as the tax money comes in, the first thing being bought is a brand new comfy mattress.
So help me out....tell me which mattress you think we should get, which one you have that you absolutely love or which ones we should steer clear from. Just keep in mind that I don't want to completely blow all the money on a mattress, those things can be really expensive.
I just need something that will help me start feeling better, I truly believe a lot of my back and neck muscle issues are stemming from the horrible torture chamber I sleep on.