Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Flying Mattress

I have finally got back to quilting but not until yesterday.  I started a small wall hanging at quilt group yesterday and did a bit more on it today.  However, I didn't get a lot done as I have been busy all day doing other things and tomorrow we go north to deliver a crib quilt and do some shopping.
A friend offered to lend me a treadmill that he wasn't using to see if I liked it and he and my hubby brought it over today.  It has a lot of options so it will take me a while to get used to it but I have done a couple of 5 minute trial runs.  I still went for my usual walk with Heidi but that wasn't until after supper.  This is actually a good time as it is cooler and the bugs (which seem to have almost disappeared) are a lot less.  There was just one deer fly and even it was as persistent as usual.
After hubby got back from picking up the car at our friends, I had another chore for him.  I had been looking for a double bed to replace the one in the guest room.  I found a good one at a reasonable price and we picked that up in our old truck. 
The trip which seemed to be straightforward turned out to be a bit of an adventure.  First of all, we couldn't find the right road as it was in an area were we hadn't been to previously.  We loaded the mattresses into the trailer without problem and tied them down for the return trip.  We hadn't got too far when the mattress decided it didn't want to go to a different home and flew off the trailer.  Luckily there wasn't a vehicle following us.  We reloaded putting the box spring on top this time, re tied the load and arrived home without further incident.
I think that is enough excitement for one day.


  1. As soon as I read the title of your post, I had to giggle. When my daughter and son in law were moving from Ottawa to Toronto, SIL decided he and his BIL would move the bed on top of BILs car. A king size mattress on a Honda. See where this is going...
    The mattress lived out its days somewhere along the 401!
    I think the bugs have all migrated to my side of the park. No shortage here. The deer flies drive me mad when I am working in the garden.

  2. Not really funny but I am laughing as I also had that happen a while back. My girlfriend had asked if I could borrow my husbands truck so we could donate her futon to Habitat for Humanity. I went over to pick it up and her partner loaded it into the truck for us, he did not tie it down. I told him I thought it should be tied down and he said it was so heavy we didn't have to worry about it, I wasn't so sure but figured he must know what he's talking about. We were travelling down one of the main streets at a very slow speed as I was nervous with it not being tied down. I looked behind and wondered what the heck was that in the air and there was the futon floating up and down the street. Like you thankfully no one was behind us but I was not too happy and we struggled trying to get it back in, finally someone on a bike stopped and helped. Both my friend and partner were RCMP officers and I figured they would have had enough sense to tie it down and I didn't have anything to do so. They both thought it was hilarious, I on the other hand not, needless to say the next time she asked I said don't think so.