Jan has been “surfing” for a mattress supplier. Some years ago she discussed the subject with Dot (nb Gypsy Rover) and as a result had decided on a three piece memory foam mattress. Once Richard had finished constructing the bed on Waiouru she was able to measure the dimensions.
Last week she attempted to phone Trusleep prior to placing an order. To her surprise she received an automatic response from 3 Mobile advising there was insufficient credit on the mobile phone to make the call. But we are on a monthly plan that has 300 minutes of time and we never use it! Then I realised in the UK you have to pay when you call a number starting with 0845. I’m NOT going to pay to contact a business about them selling me a product! I’m the potential purchaser…….. Not a source of additional revenue…….. or someone who subsidises their business operating costs!
Jan worked out a way of contacting Trusleep by email and requested they phone her back. Trusleep duly phoned Jan and she placed an order for the three piece mattress which promptly arrived on the date she had requested. So a big tick to Trusleep for the manufacture and delivery of the mattress. Comfort has still to be rated.
We opened the boxes to find each section of mattress had been vacuum sealed and tightly rolled in a large plastic bag. Once the seal was broken the mattress sections rapidly expanded in size.
The good news is there is sufficient length in the bed and the additional width (5ft –v- 4’6”) seems to make quite a difference. The bedside cabinet has also had the effect of reducing Jan's feeling of claustrophobia.
However, the proof of the pudding is in the sleeping! That’s likely to happen tomorrow night.
At today’s regular weekly meeting with Andy he mentioned that; apart from the exterior painting; Waiouru should be completed at the end of July. He estimates it will take 5 weeks to paint Waiouru but the painting won’t commence until the new paint tent is delivered. So we are going to be living in a dusty and messy construction site for a few weeks. One looks forward to the itchy feeling of oak sawdust in one’s underwear along with additional fibre in the breakfast cereal.