Dial M for Mattress

A new bed means never getting murdered by a broken spring.

New mattress! Better sleeps ahead.

Today our new bed arrived. This is good, as the old one had two springs sticking out of the sides that tried to murder us every time we got in and out of the damn thing.

This one is not a continuous coil, as the last one was — this one is individual coil pockets. Much safer, and much better on one’s broken back. (One, in this case, being me.)

I am excited for better sleeps and fewer murderful mornings ahead! I think we all need fewer murderful mornings.

Also, I am pleased that although it is raining today the salamanders smartened up and were no where near the front step when the mattress was delivered. Because nothing would have protected them from two box springs and two mattresses being dragged in and out of the house.

One of our suicidal amphibious visitors!

Glad you’re alright, little buddy. Stay safe, amphibious friend!

Four Silly Salamanders

We had some visitors on our front step last night.

I wish I had a picture.

Last night, as Mr. Katje and I were leaving our new place to go sleep at the old place (bed has still not been moved over), we discovered we had visitors — in the form of 4 salamanders on our front step.

Four stupid salamanders. One was in the way, and we didn’t want it to get smushed. We nudged it a little bit and it just sort of went limp. We ended up having to move it ourselves. Then it sat there and looked at us with this angry face on.

Same with the others, who I tried to nudge to get them to move out of the way so it’d be safer for us to leave the house. I really didn’t want to squish them. Nope, nothing doing. They were like cats who didn’t want to leave the sofa.

We left the house with great care, as our front porch light needed a new bulb and it was very dark and the salamanders blended perfectly into the step. Luckily, none were squished, and today we picked up new light bulbs so future salamander visitors can sleep soundly. Or, you know, sit around and do nothing soundly.

Silly or not, the salamanders were very cute. Next time, I will take a picture so I can show you too.