Never One to Let a Little Thing Like My Stature Get in the Way of a Project…

See that grayish-blue blob in the middle of all the junk? That's my mattress. Last Wednesday I decided to get it out of storage and bring it to the basement, where I'll eventually be staying.

This was where I took my first break. I'd hauled the mattress through three stalls of the garage and managed to not kill the dog or knock over my dad's moped.

I took another break here.

The point of no return. I started contemplating how much it would cost to do our laundry at the laundromat because if the mattress didn't go down, neither were we.

Owen was a little irritated with the entire process.

I accidentally stepped on Owen during this part. Then I took another break.

Finally. Now I just need to rearrange the entire basement and my room will be complete.

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


  1. Gary Hooyenga

    Just couldn’t wait could you. OH and what about the box spring or thing you have to put it on. Things that don’t bend just can’t make a turn at the bottom of the stairs.

    • I cannot BELIEVE I missed the opportunity to use PIVOT! What was I thinking? AND, it would have been much more enjoyable if I could have been yelling that the entire time I was trying to maneuver it around that corner. Man!

  2. Nadine

    LOL – I was thinking the same thing as Janna – Pivot!

    I’m impressed you did that all by yourself!! Seems like a big task1!

  3. Penguin

    Wow, I am not surprised. But then again I showed up once to help you move and when I got there you were mostly moved out and not a moment was spared in finishing the job. You never were one to wait around to have something done by someone else.
    I guess I got used to your go get’em spirit then, all the other moves you did seemed to make since to me.

    But I would have guessed you stepped on Owen more than once.

  4. JLC

    This was a great post! “The journey of a mattress.” I hate moving furniture downstairs!! I fall on my stairs too often. (The carpeted edge sticks out further than the step.) <— that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

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