My Life in 2020


At last …

We finally got our mattress this morning so I am hoping it has been worth the wait. It arrived rolled up and vacuumed packed so initially I wasn’t convinced it would go back to the size it should be.

Before we had to go out for our retinal scans it was well on the way of filling up the space it needed to fill and was rising up. It still needed to stretch a bit further length way but I haven’t been in the bedroom since. It better be worth the wait particularly after sleeping on a normal size bed double mattress on a king’s size base. I was glad that I had been able to get stuff packed away in the drawers as it makes my life easier,

We got to our appointments early and got seen early so when we left it was at the time of the second appointment. It took a while for my eyes to stop stinging from the eye drops and that was the worst my eyes have felt when at a retinal scan. From what I could of the pictures of my eyes they looked okay but who am I to comment?

Now I feel we can get back to normal now that we have got various appointments out of the way. Vet appointments aren’t such a big issue unless we are getting a pet neutered. The last one was Bandit and he has healed up nicely. We know we need to get our youngest cats, Storm and Shadow, neutered but cats are easier to deal with than dogs.


The time came sooner rather than later that we needed a new bed thanks Bandit aka Bam-Bam, our Saluki. The mattress was getting threadbare even though it’s only about 5 years old and Bam-Bam made it worse as he decided to start digging holes. Cassie, our happy staffie, decided this was fun and has helped in the destruction. I managed to stop too much destruction so I could go to bed at night until we got another bed.

It was decided to go through Buy as You Go Carpets as we got our living room carpet through the company which was a reasonable price. This went well and we chose a bed base with headboard and a decent mattress with us paying a deposit, delivery charge and one month upfront. On Wednesday I got a phone call saying we would be getting the bed on Friday.

Yesterday, with help from our friend, our bed was dismantled and taken to a dump and between us we got the floor cleared of rubbish, hoovered and clean. It’s amazing how much rubbish can collect under a bed but I also found my prescription long-distance glasses that have been missing for months and so money.

We eventually got the bed frame/base mid-afternoon but then found out the mattress is being delivered separately. The bed frame is assembled, two of the drawers were left till today and we have been able to borrow a mattress until we get ours. At least I have a bed to sleep on!