We bought some new beds!
First, we threw out our old king-size mattress in Thornton because it was super-duper old and partially eaten by a dog that is since long-gone to the ex-girlfriend who helped buy the super-duper old mattress. That mattress SERIOUSLY needed to go. Here, we're renting from family-of-my-family and they had a king-size mattress we could use the in the meantime, so we're been sleeping on that. "That" is about the same comfort level as a slab of granite. I didn't know they even MADE beds that level of "firm," I thought they'd figure you could just buy a sheet of plywood and sleep on it instead! Or tuck some sheets around the box springs! But nope, it's a bona-fide mattress and we've been killing our backs on it since we moved here. Specifically, MY back has been killed, so I suggested we do a little shopping this weekend. We ended up with something-or-other from Denver Mattress - the "Telluride," I believe, but each mattress is named for a Colorado town that has no correlation to the mattress amenities, so who knows what it's called, I just remember it wasn't the "Pueblo." All I know is it is WONDERFUL. Telluride is nice, too, but this mattress has saved me. Individually-wrapped springs so you don't disturb the whole bed when you toss and turn - which I have done none of! I woke up after 6 hours in exactly the same position I fell asleep in! In fact, it's why I'm writing this near midnight, because I have had such good sleep I wake up feeling rested in the morning! So now I'm all rested from last night and making bad choices staying up late. Ahhhh, c'est la vie. And my back is much better, thank you.
The less-condusive-to-sleep bed is THIS:
By the way, I love how they couldn't decide who would be using this room in the photo. Little kid furniture, with a baseball glove and bat (obviously for an older kid who would be too big for the slide), decorated with sleek built-in shelves filled with frames, which you just wouldn't do in a kids room. Those cubbies would be filled with books or toys, not breakables. If we can't please everybody, we should try to please nobody, hm?