When we moved into this townhouse, 6.5 years ago (my how time flies, he said with a nod to the trite), we couldn’t get our queen size bed up the stairs. While we just managed to maneuver the mattress, the only way to get the box spring up was by rope through the bedroom window.
So, as we began to be in need of a new bed (it’s a long story that shall not presently be recounted), we’ve been at a wee bit of a disadvantage. You see, we decided that, all things considered (mainly hot and old, aching bodies that require lots of sprawling space), we really must have a king size bed. Since king beds come with two box springs, they could navigate the bend in the stairs without difficulty.
But there was still the matter of the mattress: the very large mattress. We pondered and measured and pondered again but decided that there was no way we could make that mattress fit around and up those stairs. But we still felt that we needed a king size bed.
Aha! two twins = one king.
But: two twins would cost about $600 more than one king. Sigh.
In the end we came to the conclusion that it was necessary for us to cough up the additional coin. I had my coat on and was just about nose out of the door to make the purchase (we had already been to the store twice and had the model number and figures) when Cuppa turned on the drier. Except. It. Didn’t. Turn on.
So … what does a drier cost to repair? Maybe $100+ in a service call plus parts plus the time to set up an appointment. And is it worth it to repair a drier that is about a dozen years old?
Hmmm. What to do?
In the end, I added the cost of a drier to the cost of the beds — an additional $600 — to the bill of sale.
That’s $600 x 2 what we would have liked to spend. (Not that we all that enthused about the expenditure in the first place.)
Another way to look at it is that two beds and one drier cost the same as our first car.