when i moved into my house, i thought i'd try to class it up a bit. i mean, a lot of my furniture is old stuff other people have given me. i have bought a couch, it was even new. but most everything else was a hand me down. so i wanted a headboard or something for my bed. (my brother in law's parents gave me a queen sized mattress when i moved to utard) i've always loved canopy beds. so i looked around & ordered one. it came. i put it together, which is shocking. i've gotten lots of compliments on it. and i even would go so far to say that i love my bed. or i did at one time. now i often curse it in my head & definitely give it scowls when i am trying to get dressed in the morning, but am utterly exhausted. see, its metal. the canopy part. and something is wrong with it. for a few months, it squeaks so much, its definitely putting a damper on my sleeping. i've tightened every screw. i'm at my wit's end. sometimes i want to scream in the night. seriously, i can exhale - not even move!- and its squeaky. there's one place that if i give it a good pull, it'll shut up for a few minutes, but later on - its squeaking at me. here's how i know its really bitter for me: people, when they come over, if they now say that they like my bed, i get on it & say "listen!" of course, it never is squeaky like i need it to be. i think it really only wants to squeak when i'm trying to sleep.
you don't even want to get me started on smoke detectors. in fact, i will have to post that story another time. it makes my blood boil!!!