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Boy turns 5: gets new bed!

November 12, 2008

So after much debate, and rapid emailing, and round the world on-line searches, and hopeful starts and false turns, and two generous offers of twins (thanks Jan and Robin!),  we found a full size bed on Craigslist, went to LA to see it, bought it, somehow got it all loaded onto David’s truck (thanks David!), then unloaded again and set up (thanks again to David and Auntie Laurie!)–and the boy who celebrates his birthday today still doesn’t know! Talk about a BIG surprise!


If you want it new ($800 plus tax and no mattress), it can be ordered here or just about anywhere–it seems standard in the typical catalogue most stores carry. It’s more challenging and time consuming to search for something used but by persevering, we were able to buy something very nice at a price we could better afford: $400 for the loft, desk, mattress, a matching dresser, and a matching lamp (all of it new would have probably cost closer to $1500).

It’s a lot easier on the earth as well to reuse, recycle, regift than to constantly be consuming new new new!

UPDATE–Birthday Boy Bedtime: He loves it!! He says: It’s soooo awesome! The smile on his face will warm me for years.

Know anybody who needs a really nice convertible crib? Make you a good deal! Comes highly recommended! It’ll last you up to 5 years!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2008 1:48 am

    Hahahahahappy Birthdayayayayayaya. Will there be fairy bread with hundreds and thousands and cupcakes and pin the tail on the donkey and raspberry cordial and The Wiggles?

  2. November 13, 2008 5:39 am

    Last night there was dinner with Mom and Dad and David at Ferrarros with spumoni ice cream,, then tonight dinner at Bocali’s with lots of friends and Grandpa, and then on Sunday there will thousands of scary, smelly skeleton pirates converging wearing pirate balloon hats and waving balloon swords courtesy of Lucy, plus a treasure hunt for buried treasure, and millions of hot dogs fresh off the grill! C’mon over, matey!

  3. November 13, 2008 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Loralie. It is from a much bigger piece.
    Kindest regards.

  4. December 3, 2008 7:29 pm

    Hey! Somehow, I read your post (I think it was yesterday), but I honestly don’t know where I found it…I am on a Garden Blogging group called Blotanical, so it may have been through a comment you left on someone else’s blog post?? Anyway, I saw “Jan” and your name and the bed…and I wanted to come back and say I’m glad things worked out! Our bed set also sold…on Craig’s List…boy, that is a really cool site!! Now, I still have not replaced the furniture in my son’s room. He’s been banished to the guest bedroom until we get him a new bed!! Well, take care, and I’ll see you around the blogging world, I’m sure! Jan

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