In my infinite wisdom I decided it was time to grow up and get a real mattress. I LOVE my waterbed....love it love it love it. My back has decreed it to be a useless bag of water. Being the backbone of well....me, it won. I ordered a new mattress from Overstock.com. Got me one of those tempurpedic memory mattresses. I did the research, tested a few in the stores, and decided this would work for me. So Tuesday around 1 in the morning I went online and ordered. 9 am THIS morning it shows up on my doorstep. WOW.....I doubt it has even hit my bank account yet! So I begin the gruesome task of draining my bed. Many hours later I about kill myself tugging the now empty but still incredibly heavy mattress out of the frame. I managed to get it on the floor (which is where it will stay until I eat enough spinach to move it...I hate spinach) Round one goes to that damned mattress.
Next I drag the new mattress into my room. It's had all of the air sucked out of it so they can roll it and ship it. Cal King length, all packed into a circumference of a bowling ball. Hmmmmmm....I cut the cardboard shipping package away. The mattress is tightly packed in heavy black plastic. I start cutting this, and halfway through I start to hear a hissing sound. Realizing that air is reaching said mattress and it WANTS out, I start cutting frantically and find yet another plastic wrap around it! Mattress is gaining momentum...I planned on letting it expand into my waterbed frame to ensure a good fit. HA! This thing has a life of it's own now and can feel freedom. I've abandoned scissors and am ripping at the plastic. With a huge hiss, the mattress breaks free and instantly expands to it's full glory. I'm underneath it still wrestling with plastic wrap. I manage to get it into the frame, where it settles in with a final sigh. Holy cow......what happened to the "It takes a few hours to reach it's full size" notice that it came with?? It's even got this nice picture of a guy calmly unrolling it. I was mugged by mine! As I managed to get it where it's supposed to be, I'M taking that round. The war will be won when I get the 200 pound waterbed mattress out. Til then I can crawl over it...I think