(This musical sprang into my head, and this is the most famous number… Although I really am shy.)
So when I turned 30, my back decided to be lame. Seriously: right after my 30th birthday, I began to experience chronic, but low-level, back pain. Just enough to remind me that something’s not 100% but not enough to really complain most of the time…
Except that I also began to notice that I felt especially creaky when I got out of bed in the morning. Our mattress (which was about 7 years old at that point) might not be the culprit, but was complicit.
That was also about the time of my employment instability, so while I wanted an awesome new mattress, I also wanted to pay the mortgage and buy groceries. So a few more years slipped by before I finally yielded and bought a new mattress.
But I made a HUGE mistake and bought a cheap mattress. So while the first few months were fan-freakin’-tastic, the mattress started to get soggy pretty quickly.
So, fast forward about a year later: I’m now newly fiscally responsible but I want a shiny new mattress. While I absolutely advocate buying or trading for a lot of things second-hand (i.e., our dining table, our dining chairs, some office furniture, some kitchen tools, quite a lot of our books), I draw the line at soft furnishings. (Well, I draw the line at buying soft furnishings. I have no problems selling ours on Craigslist.)
The child in me just wants to slap down a credit card and hope we pay it off sooner rather than later.
The newly fiscally responsible adult in me says to save for it and buy it with cash.
My back is wondering if the couch is more comfortable.
So I’ve spent the day on business development (as well as blogging) to try to speed up the cash flow so that I can get my new mattress soon!