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I Love My Bed

My bed is so comfy and so warm and despite the fact that I need a step stool to get in it because it’s so tall, I love it! I have the softest sheets ever on it and a perfect pillow on which to rest my weary head. As you may have guessed, I’m writing this posting from my cozy, cozy bed. And now – to sleep!

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My Bed Is Tall. I Am Not.

So, my bed is a wee bit high for me – I have a pretty tall bed, combined with a really thick mattress and a thick box spring. So when I climb into bed, I’m really having to *climb* into my bed. Until now.

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I’ve had this wooden block for years. My mom bought one for me and one for my sister ages ago and I’ve been carting it around since then – it’s one of the things that has survived the many purges that have occurred whenever I’ve moved apartments. But it’s never really served much of a function before1. Until now. A step stool to my bed!

  1. though I do store stuff in it, it’s not stuff that I couldn’t have just kept in a dresser drawer []

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Bed Update

So apparently the delivery guys weren’t lying when they said that the bed rails of my new bed “just snap on to the headboard and footboard.”  It turns out that there are already screws sticking out of the headboard and the footboard, so the holes in the little metal pieces at the ends of the siderails, which you can kinda see in this photo…

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… do just hook onto the screws in the headboard and footboard.  What they neglected to mention, however, included:

  • some of the screws in the footboard were screwed in too tight and needed to be loosened so that there would be some room on which to hook the metal things
  • loosening said screws requires a square screwdriver head
  • of the 12 screwdriver heads that I have, square is not one of them

They also completely neglected to explain what the pieces of wood shown in this photo are for:

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Even after I asked them what they were for.  Best guess at this point is that the long pieces are the crossbeams (for lack of a better word) and the short pieces are little legs. Meaning that the long screws that came with them are needed to attach the little legs to the crossbeam guys.  Which means I need a drill.  Which I don’t have.

So, does anyone have a recommendation for what drill I should buy or have a burning desire to come to my place with their drill and their square screwdriver head?