$600 x 2

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.

Yikesorama Mama!

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9 Responses to $600 x 2

  1. Mary G says:

    We went with one of the adjustable beds where one side can be soft and the other hard. Very limp, warm credit card when the transaction was completed. We have also roped furniture and inserted it into second floor windows. Not. Fun.
    Hope your drier gives you many more years of good service; hard to do without one, in this kind of weather.

  2. Bernie says:

    Ha, Ha our first house cost $12,000 and now I don’t think I could buy a small piece of land out here for that price. I only wish my pension checks would go up as much as everything else does.
    Enjoy the new beds…….well maybe not too much….lol
    Have been invited to a Pampered Chef party next Sunday, will purchase a “toast remover”, am so excited. Have a great Sunday………:-)Hugs

  3. Ruth says:

    My Enersave washing machine died in January (we did have warning) after 5 years of use. Somehow I don’t think it saved us $800 in water and electricity in that length of time. It never rains but it pours…hopefully you will have no more large expenditures this year.

  4. KGMom says:

    When things break, you just gotta spend. And spend.

  5. I have a King size with two seperate matrasses and nowadays you can get one of those thingies to go in the middle so you don’t have a big gap. Besides, I only use one sheet to cover the whole thing, so it more or less sticks together anyway.

  6. Donna says:

    Well, I also think you should try a Select a Number bed…can’t recall the real name just now. We had one with the 2 different controls. You can try it for 90 days and if you’re not pleased, return it. Go for the best and pay it out…
    They don’t make machines to last anymore..on purpose!

  7. Beatrice says:

    AC, you and Cuppa have had a costly time with those replacements. And indeed it is daunting to know that a bed and dryer are costing as much as a car once did – YIKES indeed. We’re keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed that nothing major dies on us before we can (hopefully) sell our home.

  8. Hilary says:

    Yes, it’s all relative.. and sleeping with your relatives can be costly. 😉

  9. Kila says:

    I can hardly think of a better way to spend $600 than towards a new bed. Except towards a new, larger window to get that king size mattress through. 😉

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