Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Ingenuity of my Men

Today we spent a chunk of time with The Boy at his new place, where he rents a room and a bath from a resident homeowner. He has a queen-sized bed (he's 6'5") and the box springs would not fit through the opening into the stairway. We had to go another route. So here it is two weeks later, and a method was devised. You've no doubt heard of the Bridge to Nowhere, Palin's pet pork project in Alaska. Well, I present you the Door to Nowhere:


This set of double doors is in the roommate's room. The Boy got permission to access the doors. All they needed was a ladder. They got one from the resident landlord.

Don't drag the box springs in the....! Never mind. You can clean them with a damp cloth...

"Wait, don't push too hard! ...
Okay, now run upstairs and grab this!"

"What are YOU laughing at?"


"Pull...now turn! ... You're still laughing?"

"Finito!"

Aren't my men fabulous? After this The Boy cooked a taco dinner for us and we all got to visit a little before hubby and went off to do the rest of our "hunting and gathering" (our term for Saturday shopping) for the week. He's about to leave tomorrow morning for 2 weeks, so I'm very sad that we haven't had more time today. Right now he's busy doing his calculus homework and I'm busy missing him from the other floor...

Hope you enjoyed today's story.

Peace - D

22 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

crikey, l;m surprised no one got hurt, the least of it ladder man.
health and safety wot? noone on the bottom rung...? is he insured?

Akelamalu said...

There's always ways and means. Lucky there wasn't a H&S person about though! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

the walking man said...

It made me remember putting a door on the second level of a barn. I still ask myself how the hell did a city boy get roped into hauling a door up a ladder?

SandyCarlson said...

That's fun! When my folks bought themselves a king-sized bed, they met their similar challenges. The delivery men didn't know what to do. The 55-year-old house was not built with anything that big in mind!

SandyCarlson said...

By the way, I love that "vote your conscience" badge on the blog.

Hilary said...

Very clever. I hope removing it will be easier!

Mental P Mama said...

The old box spring dilemma...glad you all figured it out! Sorry the hub unit is on the road again, but it will go by fast. By the way, I love the button from Daryl!

Moannie said...

Hilarious, and good that you parted with a smile. It will get easier, honestly, not the bed in through the window part, but the empty nest part.

XO

Jo said...

Is that a door? Way up there? Gosh, what happens if someone decides to step outside, from inside? Two broken legs, coming up... or going down, I should say.

Well, it looks as if a little ingenuity saved the day.

How is your new bed, by the way? Is your back feeling better now?

San said...

It just goes to show you--good, big things can be put into small packages. With some effort and ingenuity.

Dianne said...

the photos were priceless and the captions killed me!

RiverPoet said...

FFF - Yep, he's insured. That's my hubby, and he amazes me with his fitness. I wish I were so fit!

Akela - For sure! We had a great weekend, thanks.

WM - Now, a top-level door on a barn, I understand. But this house is just unfinished! Supposedly the owner is fixing it up. Hmm, we'll see.

Sandy - Yes, this house is probably that old. It was never made for today's large beds. My son looks hilarious on anything smaller, though. (Glad you like the badge. I love it, too!)

Hilary - I think removing it will involved chucking it out the top story! ;-)

Mental P - I'm hoping these two weeks go by quickly. We barely got to see each other and then it was all over.

Moannie - I think it's getting easier already. Son is quite happy being on his own, and I'm getting used to open doors and scanty clothing! :-)

Josie - My back is much better with the new bed. And let's just say I wouldn't put a depressed person in that room!

San - Ingenuity and a lot of sweat! You should have seen how they looked after this was over!

Dianne - So glad you got a giggle out of it! I definitely was laughing through the whole thing. "This is going on my blog," I shouted to them!

Peace - D

Ruth D~ said...

Where there's a will, there's a way. The boy is a BIG boy, and he needs a big bed. My youngest son is 6'4''. but he's sleeping in a dorm room. the bed is longer than his at home, though.

Glad it all worked out well. And absence makes the heart grow fonder . . . I'm speaking of hubby, but for the boy, too. :>)

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Absolutely brilliant photo essay. I'm glad you got to sit back and watch and not have to lug all that shit around.

Deb said...

Hi ~ First time visitor and I just wanted to say hi. I could totally relate to this post. I came home one day to find a HUGE red couch standing on end in my mud room - it filled the whole room! My son had moved into his new apt. and the couch wouldn't fit so...mom now has the couch ( and I didn't really need it or have room for it!) Ah, boys! They keep us young :) I enjoyed my visit - take care.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Fine teamwork! :)

Love the door to nowhere! That's too funny.

Burgh Baby said...

I guess maybe there was a reason for the door, as odd as it may be!

RiverPoet said...

Ruth D - Yes, he is a big 'un! I'm glad we got this looming task completed, though it was hilarious to watch!

NATUI - Yeah, if I had been involved, it would have been even more hilarious (and painful)!

Deb - It's always nice to have new visitors! Isn't is funny how when we're shopping for furniture we never think about how it's going to get into the house? :-)

Drowsy - I'm so glad you liked it!

BBM - Oh, but it would have been so much easier with a deck! :-)

Peace - D

Marty said...

Now I know how you came up with the "mom2madness" moniker. ;-)

Daryl said...

Fabulous ... you have two wonderful men, Doris, and know that 'we' are all here to keep you company while he's out of town!

LOL about Hunting and Gathering .. I call it Foraging!

:-Daryl

Jay said...

You know what? I bet they enjoyed that far more than if they'd been able to get it in the normal way! Men are like that. They grumble and moan, but the do love a challenge!

Great pics - a gift to a blogger! ;)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Reminds me of the door to nowhere on the side of the Sarah Winchester house in California. Some psychic silliness going on there!