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Saturday, March 22, 2014

It Finally All Worked Out

We have to give our new (correct) mattress a “four thumbs up”.  After sleeping on it last night, Marti asked me as we woke up this morning, “Why didn’t we do this seven years ago?”

I guess you could say we slightly procrastinated on this mattress replacement.

First thing this morning, the FedEx truck dropped off another, smaller box.  The two free pillows arrived.  The mattress company representative came through and was true to his word.  Now it was our turn to make good on our promise to dispose of the wrong mattress by giving it to a charitable organization, as the rep had asked up to do.

First off, we had to fit the mattress in our Honda Element.  Fortunately, the seats fold down, giving us a big carrying space.  Even more fortuitous was the mattress had enough flexibility for me to fold it over and fit it in.

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Off we went to Augusta, GA to donate the mattress to the giant Goodwill store.

Except Goodwill will not take mattresses.  Oops.  They did, however give us directions to the Salvation Army, which does accept mattresses.

Of course, not being from around here, it took us a while (and Siri, on Marti’s iPhone) to find the nearest Salvation Army building.  Wouldn’t you know this was the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.  Can’t accept the mattress here, either.  Thankfully, the security guard gave us directions to the correct Salvation Army donation store.

We arrived after more touring of downtown Augusta and were able to drop off the mattress and get a donation receipt.  Marti snapped a picture of it with her phone and emailed it off to the mattress company.  With that, we’re done with all the fun.

Now we can start concentrating on getting everything packed up as well as our last week of workamping.  Yep, we’re planning on ending our working gig doing, what else?  Pin hunting!  300 pins down, 4,999,700 left to go. 

The rest will have to wait until we return next October.  ;c)

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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32 comments:

  1. Exciting news - a good night's sleep. At this age - that is something really worth celebrating.

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  2. The saga of the mattress ends and they lived happily ever after.

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  3. Good to hear you got a good night's sleep ... the hassle was worth it.

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  4. ALL RIGHT! Ian always so glad to hear when things finally go right. I suppose they will want their money now.

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  5. Now that the mattress problems are behind you, it's time to get on that road and make tracks. I'm not sure where but you'll probably think of someplace you have to be in a hurry.

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  6. Yay! Congrats on a great final resolution.
    Don't forget to bring the boys with you in October. They'll put a huge dent in that number :)

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  7. So glad you got the pillows! Sometimes people do make it right. I had to laugh at the story of going to the Salvation Army. We had the exact same problem when we were staying in Augusta. GPS took us to that shelter instead. We never did find the right place!

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