just doesn't seem to work anymore
Little one outgrowing her toddler bed, it seems - who came up with those anyway - who used to have such a thing - anyway...so mom wants her to have a new bed and when mom wants it she wants it now, never mind that ds - her dh - will be getting some money later and she doesn't have any right now, cause you know who can get it, right - except, no, except, duh, took awhile to remember - partially because remember I only have sons and when I think of a little girl's bed I tend to think of something totally different, you know, feminine, like the bed I grew up on - and, no, can't have it yet, that's another story, anyway, so why never thought about ys's bed had had stored in the garage because, well, it's a Boy's bed, but anyway finally reached the point that I finally remembered, well, if it's that big a deal, hey, oh yeah, I've got one. so all good, right; she's fine with it, until....
dh gets it out, takes it over there, now, I hadn't actually seen the bed itself for a while; it had been in storage even in the garage, like in that space under the stairs - yes, our garage is 2-story; anyway, the bed was a captain's bed but with the drawer unit a separate piece that just slid under the bed, only half-width, not actually the base of the bed itself so I had it in a separate room - yes, our garage is divided into 2 rooms - mine and dh's and the unit was in my side - basically being used as a coffee table, but that's definitely a whole other story - point being I had not realized, maybe because of being stored in a non-climate controlled environment or whatever but turns out, like an another piece of furniture I had at one time, an old table, it had veneer which had started peeling off, which my dh "made the mistake of mentioning", although may not have mattered; dil may have noticed anyway, but dh didn't think anything about it but does he not realize by now that everything - and maybe she's right about this - is a big deal to her, so, no, once she realized that no way was she going to use the bed itself, as in the headboard and footboard, so now she wants to use the frame as a platform bed, using plywood, which we had, in addition to or instead of the slats.
well, dh says we have some - maybe even what we'd used but don't think so since turned out be chipboard - though why we had that I have no idea - instead of actual plywood so since he'd told them we had some he felt he had to go buy some so we trotted over to the big box store to get; now silly me for some reason thought we were going to buy the whole sheet, though how I thought we were going to haul it since we don't have a truck; oh wait, yes, I do, that's what we have the trailer for but apparently for some reason I didn't realize when we left that we didn't have it hooked up; guess just so expected it to be that never realized when we didn't; no, dh was going to have it cut to size there so it would fit without the trailer but of course, not expecting that I didn't take the measurements so ended up calling dil to get them again; now, we've all heard the adage, right? of "measure twice, cut once"; so rather than quite do that, I thought more along the lines, "can always cut if too long but can't add if too short, so leave some room for error and can cut on site" so gave him a measurement about 2-3" longer than what she gave me - although turns she did the same thing so ended up being more like 5-6" longer than size - but then of course when delivered nobody had taken a saw to do the cutting and nobody wanted to wait so put together and of course bigger than the bedding; now does that really matter; hey, at least it's not smaller, right? now everything else had already been painted now so now of course what's showing doesn't match, but now can't it just be painted as well or does it really matter; well, that itself might have all worked out, but of course that wasn't all of it; still had the drawer unit part.
well, mom now decides she doesn't want to use it as an under the bed unit - you know, a Captain's bed; she wants it cut into 2 night stands - yes, just cut the drawer unit in half;well, not really - there's a door section between; ok, now dh hasn't looked at it; doesn't remember you can't just do that;well, you can but it's not really designed to be done so not really going to be supported right; so ds just proceeds to do what dw wants; does anybody even think about maybe this isn't really theirs anyway but then that discussion's been had, hasn't it? hm anyway, sure enough it doesn't work right, not really and definitely not for her - did she really think it would? yes, at the time because it's what she wanted right then -
ok, now they painted them one at a time, so one did work and was painted; then the other didn't and wasn't painted; now I could have fixed it and actually another issue they had, just merely couldn't get the actual drawer to go it; just have some patience, people, just picked it up and put it in the drawer glide, just have to take it slow and easy, not the best made piece in the world but we'd never had a problem with it - maybe because we'd had worse - ds comes out - "how in the world, mom, did you do that?" - now he can work on cars but furniture? anyway,so now were they going too use it or not, but seems since the other didn't turn out just like she wanted it they not going to use any of it maybe because then they have a friend that wants everything they're throwing out, which is more than the bed unit but that's more of a story; anyway, you can see how this goes, he ends up with it all and then she just back to wanting a new bed again -
which of course is what she really wanted to begin with, anyway, but, again, ds still doesn't have his money and I'm still not buying one though she thinks we can but she made one fatal mistake this time - dh was out of town, without me, because of her and her tooth issues; I was staying here in the first place to babysit her after her dental work so I wasn't too inclined to not only have to be here and deal with her with her then apparently not needing to rest from it but then wanting me to also accommodate her wishes on top of what she'd done with what I'd already tried to help her with besides - now, again, maybe that's a whole other issue of trying the wrong thing to begin with, maybe I should have never said anything to begin with about having a bed but I wasn't going to buy one; could she not wait, not that long until ds got his money. (I'd still like to think that the ys that it was bought for might have liked to have had it for possibly his kids one day)
She did even just put lo on the floor on her mattress for a while, I think, thinking that would get to me; nope, sorry - should it have? and then on top of that, wanting it done then, that day, and not only pay for it but go get it and deliver it. Well, that actually was more son who did't want to have to deal with after working all day, which I could understand, but then, again, didn't see where it had to be done that day anyway. Now, granted, here I go again, thinking I've got to have the trailer and not wanting to have to try to hook it up, etc., although turns out not to be the case; we are still talking about a little bed, after all. And it did turn out to be close to a friend of mine that I had not seen in a long time so I could get something I wanted out of the deal after all if I did go, especially with dh out of town - because normally I probably wouldn't make a special trip to see her with him here, so, since that turned out to be the case I did agree to go get but I still wasn't going to pay for it even if she did say "you're not - my dh, as in mine,not hers - he would; probably true, but sorry, he's not here, you want it today, it's me you have to deal with" although not to say dh wouldn't put the money in ds's account but it was going to be in my hand before I went after the bed, no matter where it actually came from, none of this- me go get it first and I'll pay you when you get back, if then, and certainly not not until when his money comes in - no, sorry, you want the bed today, you give me the money first,
is it not favor enough to go get it for you, considering you don't really have any way to do it yourself? although the friend who got - my - bed set - has a truck - shouldn't that count for something? this way, if I go, you don't have to after working all day - I know, I'm not doing anything anyway - but the only way and reason I'm going is because I'm going to see my friend when I do, so if that doesn't suit, puts me taking too long, getting your wife back too late, whatever, then I can just not go and you can get it yourself, which they almost decided to do or said they were until they realized I was serious, did not matter to me, I would leave it with them, so we finally got on our way.