Saturday, March 12, 2011

We did it. We bought a new bed today.

We’re waiting for Mattress Firm’s truck as I write this post. They promised us a three-hour delivery window from 4 to 7 p.m. They’re already five minutes late, but we don’t care because being late means they have to refund our $49.95 delivery charge. There’s nothing better than free delivery except sex.

The bed we bought is their top-of-the-line Simmons Beautyrest “World-Class Vibrance Plush,” which is three feet thick, weighs 826 pounds and contains four million pocketed coils with a top layer of NxG™ “next generation” memory foam. We also got a fancy-schmancy mattress pad that I’ve already washed and dried.

Afterwards we had lunch at Jeng Chi, a Chinese restaurant in Richardson that I’ve been reading about online. It’s an ordinary-looking neighborhood spot in a busy Asian strip mall. The food was TO DIE FOR even though Sam and I were both so tired we were afraid we’d pass out in our entrees. (We didn’t.)
I ordered Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (see above), Sam ordered Kung Pao Chicken, and we shared a bucket of dumplings and a green onion pancake. We decided to skip the Pork Ear in Black Bean Sauce for personal reasons. Also pictured here is the little Chinese pastry shop at the back of the restaurant but we didn’t buy anything.

A final update. It’s 8:10 p.m., our new bed was delivered, and we’ve already put on fresh sheets and our summer quilt. The mattress is so thick I practically need a running start to get on top, but I love it. So does Sam.

Next project ... we’re trying to figure out why it’s 80° in the house even though the AC is on and the thermostat is set for 71°. But first it’s time for leftovers. And thank you for reading this.

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