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Offline sedge

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The Bed
« on: 30 June 2016, 04:46:01 PM »
About 2 months ago we took delivery of a nice new bed, followed shortly by the headboard.  Lovely, aaah. comfort at last.

We're rotating the mattress when we change it, so I did it again the other day.  Now the previous times we've done this thing, we haven't taken the mattress cover off - this was also new at the same time since although there was nothing wrong with the existing one, the new bed is a 5ft one instead of the previous 4ft 6 one.  On Tuesday I thought to myself - I'll whip the mattress cover off too and let the top of the mattress air a bit, lovely sunshine through the window, a good opportunity blah blah and jolly pleased with myself for being a 'proper' housewife, LOL

That's funny thought I as I pulled the cover off the foot of the mattress, what's that stain across the top of the corner?  I don't recall a sticky label there, has one peeled off and left a mark? but whilst ruminating, I may as well 'revolve' it anyway .... which I did, but as I progressed around the base and mattress, propelling it by pushing and pulling in the directions required I noticed other such marks on the top surface, but all except on little 'spot' right next to the substantial piping on the edge.

Really weird.  So - I rang Sealy - they thought it sounded really weird and hadn't a clue either - but anyway, said to contact the retailer - which I actually did know I had to, but just thought well I'll just ask, in case, sort of.  So I rang the shop.  The bed bloke came out, totally flummoxed too, and took photos for them to send off to Sealy.

Retailer rang us this morning - they are 'more than happy' to replace it - cos they haven't any idea what can have happened, either!  Just got to wait now for them to get it and arrange delivery with us.

Isn't it nice, when something goes 'right' - for a change!
Jenny

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Re: The Bed
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2016, 05:52:26 PM »
How odd...could it be something leaking from inside the mattress?
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Re: The Bed
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2016, 05:54:11 PM »
and you didn't have to get on the broomstick to sort these problem bedknobs   ;D ;D ;D
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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Re: The Bed
« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2016, 09:51:31 PM »
No I didn't - the broomstick stayed home with the besom, thank you for asking!

Foam and metal springs, plus the metal framing that encloses the springs,  leaking, Patti?  It does admittedly look like something has leaked upon it, though.  Doesn't even look like urine or any other bodily fluids either of us has come across - it's more like dilute orange squash/tea straight out of the pot !  Neither of us noticed anything untoward after unwrapping it and bearing in mind Pete had to join the bases together, and then unwrap the mattress out of several layers of extremely heavy duty polythene sheets before we man and woman handled it into place, then let some air to it before eventually 'clothing' it - we stopped for lunch before we did that - why on earth didn't we see whatever, then?

Just - TOO weird!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: The Bed
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2016, 03:35:13 PM »
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it's more like dilute orange squash/tea straight out of the pot !

Ahhh... a clue!  I bet you it's the stuff they use to fireproof the mattress fabric!  I have come across this when I was doing curtain making.  Client had cream linen curtains made.  Hotel inspector (or some power that be) insisted on em being sent away to be fireproofed.  Similar story.  Turned brown down the edges after a month or so.    In the end I had to cut 6" off the edges and part remake them - the curtains were navy on one side, fading through several shades of blue to cream.... so far as I know they are still there.  I made em in 2003.  /9/]https://www.bluehayes.co.uk/#!prettyPhoto[mygall]/9/
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Re: The Bed
« Reply #5 on: 02 July 2016, 10:41:38 AM »
 :) always try to be of service


the memory foam mattresses are quite nice i think ( we have one )
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: The Bed
« Reply #6 on: 02 July 2016, 02:10:38 PM »
Struth! - I remember you telling about getting the contract and regretting it* towards the end - and the free gourmet lunch you got in recompense !  LOL

It could indeed be that very thing.  Ooopsie, wonder if it's just when they get a bit too much or something?

Paul, it's a Posturepedic, with an integral memory foam topping so it feels gorgeously soft on the face of it but also gives excellent support.


* Dear Reader - she was actually cussing it!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: The Bed
« Reply #7 on: 02 July 2016, 02:31:40 PM »
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* Dear Reader - she was actually cussing it!

Ah well, the contract was supposed to be for a year.  It stretched over 2 years in the end but I only got the same money as I would have if it had been completed in 1 year.  Not my fault, the builders kept holding things up.  Meantime my house had become a warehouse for all the fabrics/finished curtains etc.  Much as I loved the guy, who is still a friend, I was glad to see the end of it.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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