Putting up a Bed

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48715)
United Kingdom
February 13, 2007 4:05am CST
Ok everyone who followed my Discussions the Move will know what I am on about. The ones who haven't, well I have moved 3 1/2 Hours away from Home and when the Bed arrived, the Bolts had been forgotten. My Daughter is stopping for the Weekend, so I will get the Bolts when I take her back. She sleeps on the Mattress and I have the Settee. On the Sunday, I take her back home and I will stop the night. I get the Bolts in the Car first. then the rest of the Stuff. I return on the Monday. By the Time I get back here, unpack the Car and unpack everything it is to late to put the Bed up. Another Night on the Settee The following Day, my lovely Man comes to see me, he had come to put the Bed up. Well guess what, I could not find the Tool to put the Bed up, my Son can't remember where it was put. Great, another Night on the Settee. The next Day, my Son seems to think where he put it, I go and look, there it is. My Back was getting pretty painful now from sleeping on the Settee, so Gabs decides to do a brave thing, put the Bed up herself. A lot of cursing, bruises as I am struggling to put the thing up and there it was. I look at it and realise there is something not right. The Screws seem to keep the legs away from the Bed. Then to my Despair I see where I went wrong. I nearly cry, after all this I have to take the Thing apart again. Again, cursing and biting Tongue, when the Thing falls on my Leg. Well everyone after 4 hours, I actually got the Bed up and to make sure it would not collapse on me, I bounced on it, nope it is safe. Wow, that was tiring, time for bed. Heaven, back in my lovely comfortable Bed. Mow, has anyone ever experienced putting something up and like Blondie here done it the wrong way and take it apart again?
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25 responses
@mel_87 (856)
13 Feb 07
lol i would of laughed at you if i was there well saying that if i was there u wouldnt be putting up it would of been me lol i bet u was in pain after wasnt u, u should of waited for someone else to put it up for u well no u might of been waiting a long time as i was supposed to come over the weekend but i was ill and it was to expensive on the train :-(
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lololol yes I know you would have put it up with me and then laughed it me if we had done it wrong. Well,its up and safe.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
13 Feb 07
lol im thinking what to reply, hmmmm should i laugh or tell you off hehehehehe of course i understand why you wanted to have it done lol what matters now, is, you have time to rest lots and get better soon lil sis
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lololol don't tell me off Sis, and yes I am resting lots now to.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
13 Feb 07
lol good girl
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• United States
13 Feb 07
Hmmmmm ... it sounds to me like you do NOT need to watch out for the edge of the bed for the floor to be a rude awakening. Hopefully, that's not the case. Just check & make sure that those nuts, bolts, & screws are still securely in place. With you driving on the opposite side of the road from me in your area, I do wonder if the screws in your area also turn in the same direction, or the opposite diretion from the screws in my area. Well - when it's party time, send me a jet plane, OK?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
hahahaha Krazy, no the Bolts still go in the same way and yes I will send you the Jet for the Party no Problem lol
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I don't want to sound like a smart butt or anything, but when I buy furniture that I have to put togther I do it the smart way. I put the instruction (yes, I do follow them) and what ever left over parts plus tools in a zip type bag and I tape it under the furniture. The same goes for whatever I have that has parts or instructions. If it is a toy or something that I can't tape to, then I have a file for instructions, warrenties, etc. I am not smarter tah anyone else, I am just over all the mistakes I have made in the past. Can I show you my scars from furniture falling on me!!! Oh, by the way, where does this part belong........LOL
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
LOL, I'll bet you are one of those women the rest of us hate who always has matching socks too! (Just kidding about hating, by theway, we envy you)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
hahahaa it wasn't new I had moved and I had to put it back up again but thanks
@1983tyler (508)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Well, It's a very good thing that you got the bed up on it's legs again. It's too bad that you had to do it yourself. Some people are not terribly mechanically adept. When my husband joined the Navy, they gave him a mechanically aptitude test, and he did so well on the test that they told him to not even look at a screwdriver. lol
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Oh dear lol well good job I didn't ask him to help lol
@Darkwing (21588)
13 Feb 07
Ohhhhhhhhh, all the time! I'm blonde as well, Gabs! lol. I put a bed up badly once and when I climbed in, it was ok. That was in the days when I didn't have a divan, it was the type with springs. Halfway through the night, I must have turned over or something, and ended up with one of the corners of the springs on the floor and I rolled out of bed! ha ha ha. I have a divan now... far less bother! :-) Thank you for sharing with us, Gabs. Brightest Blessings.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Lol oh no Darkwing, at least mine stayed together Hugs
@patootie (3593)
13 Feb 07
Ohhhh myy you reminded me of when I bought a new bed a few years ago .. I was expecting it to arrive in pieces .. but never expected there would be around 30 metal bars and at least 130 nuts and bolts to sort out and fit together .. Last time I'd ever buy a smart modern metal bedframe I can tell you .. my fingers were so sore by the time I'd done I couldn't hardly hold a full mug of coffee for a week .. And .. yes .. I followed the diagram .. got so far .. and then realised you couldn't finish making like that if you were on your own .. so I had to undo quite a lot of it and redo it all ... GRRRR So I can sympathise .. nice when it's all done though isn't it ..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Lol yes it Patootie, absolutely great as soon as it was up I was tired I went straight in it and slept for 3 Hours lol
@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
My most horrible assembly experience would have to be when we did our bathroom over last year. We purchased a new vanity and linen cabinet, and both were unassembled, I first started on the linen cabinet....what a joy that was...this thing was over 6 feet high and over 3 feet wide, putting it together was an absolute nightmare, but it gets worse....after I had this thing all assembled, I realized that this has to now go upstairs....so here I am, trying to muscle this 6 by 3 foot cabinet up the stairs, then I get to the first landing, now I have to figure out how I am going to swing this sucker around to take it up the second flight of stairs....after a lot of swearing over my stupidty, I manage to get it to the bathroom door, when it strikes me that this isn't going to fit through the door....I swear if we hadn't paid so much for this cabinet I would have destroyed it then and there....so here I am after all of this, I now have to disasemble the whole thing again and take it piece by piece into the bathroom and put it all back together again....the next day my father in-law shows up to help with the vanity, he starts to do the same thing, and assemble it downstairs, I was going to let him so he could experience all that I had went through with the first piece, but I stopped him and we took it piece by piece upstairs and assembled it in the bathroom..... Let this be a lesson for all, measure first before assemblying something that has to fit into a certain size room.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Lololol well I am glad you stopped your Father in law
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• United States
13 Feb 07
So glad you finally got a nice comfy night's sleep. I don't put things together myself any more as I have been told in no uncertain terms never to try as I only make things worse. I'm glad my neighbor and my son-in-law are always available to do it for me.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Lol surely its not that bad
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Oh I understand now why you had so much problems, now due to it you moved away from familiar territory, it is dreadful in some ways when you do this Gabs, as we moved 5 hours away from home and it was very different from our area we had lived for 21 years. Oh dear so when you went back to get the bolts you still could not sleep on your bed when you returned due to you must of been too tired, as well. Oh dear putting the bed up was a disarster, and dropping it on yoour leg. I would have the same problem with my own bed it is very hard to put together.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lol well it is all done now Kathy and I am settled.
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@weemam (13377)
13 Feb 07
Lol gabs as I sad before this is like something from a carry on film , now tell me , what would you have done ( honestly now)if the bed had collapsed when you started to bounce on it , the mind boggles , xxxxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Ok honest and true? I would have shouted, screamed, swore, stamped my Feet, Kick the Bed and then sat and cried. lol
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Gabs Im so proud of you. I know thats hard to do by yourself. As I was reading this I couldnt stop laughing. Poor gabs I thought.LOL At least you can be comfortable now. Good job girl!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
hahaha thanks Terry and yes I am very Comfortable now
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Feb 07
oh you poor thing at least ya got it up! and no I dont have that trouble but Jimmy does lololololololol
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
lololol I bet he does
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@rhinoboy (2129)
13 Feb 07
I tend to put things together the wrong way round too. Taking them apart always makes me wonder why they're designed in a way that means you need 5 hands to hold the pieces in the right position and screw them together. When we moved last year, my wife (then fiancee) was 7 months pregnant. Besides having to take apart our old flat-pack stuff and re-assemble it at the other end, we also had to move 9 years accumulated belongings in half a day! We then had the fun of assembling our new bedroom furniture (bed, wardrobes x4, drawers) and a whole room full of nursery furniture too. (We did that the following day though!) My wife had always been a bit of a 'princess' type before. Last time we moved, we had a bit more time and she left me to do everything (it WAS christmas eve like!), but since her pregnancy she's been an absolute trooper and I love her all the more for it! I bet that your bed felt even more comfortable than ever when you eventually got into it!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lol Rhino I know what you mean as I was wondering where I was going to get the Extra Hands from. Yes it is great to have my Bed back, lol.
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@shoelover (896)
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Yes I have had exactly the same problem. We had to put my daughters queen size bed together and after one side fell on 2 of my toes and broke them we finally got it together then we realised we had put the bolts the wrong way around so had to pull it all apart again. I was in so much pain and so frustrated with it I'm afraid I made her put the sheets on the bed herself. I did make her a nice cuppa though afterwards. I do hope your back feels better after a few nights sleeping in your own bed Hugs.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lol yes it certainly feels better. I know it is annoying when that happens, I had no one to put the Sheets on lol so I had to do it myself.
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
13 Feb 07
Now I know why you are Blondie. Lol. I sure wish the tool to put up the bed could be found when your lovely man was there to help you so that you don't have to through that four hours of trial. I have not done anything like that before.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
hehehe yep that me Pets and I will never change lol
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Gabs I was just about to close down when I saw your new post, so I'm spending just a few seconds to reply. Only you could do it! I do hope your leg is OK. At least your back will be more comfortable in your own bed at last. Hey! What about colouring your hair? Maybe that will do the trick! Well I'm off to bed. I leave here 6 o'clock in the morning to fly to Sydney. I'll be back on line next Monday or Tuesday. Do you think you can manage to stay out of trouble until then? Lots of love
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lolololol Cloud I will try my best I promise, I will miss you, I hope you have a safe Journey and see you when you are back Love and big Hugs to you
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@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
13 Feb 07
When I moved into my new house I bought quite a bit of kit furniture,the kind that comes in a box and you have to assemble it yourself.Well,didn't my son and I have fun with them.First the dining room table,well that went up easy enough.Next the dining room chairs.Do you think we could work them out? Nope! So we wait for a friend to come and show us how to do it.so he comes and puts one together and leaves saying we can do the other three chairs.How many chairs do you think we have made up now? TWO.The one my friend did and the one my son and I put together.We decided as there were only two of us two chairs is all we need lol.Now with my daughter and her partner coming to live with us we need to put the other two together :S
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Lololol well yes that makes Sense I do hope that you will have no Probs putting the other Chairs together lol
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@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
Bongs cot, I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and the 8 screws and sliding part took me 4 hours, I ended up underneath it at one point and must have tried about 6 times, then the slidy thing was so tight, I nearly gave in, talk about nesting, strangely I want into labour next morning, and he never slept in his nursey for 3 years anyway - why did I bother? It was really difficult getting it through the doors into my room when he outgrew his swinging crib.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
hahahaha well that kids for you lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
18 Feb 07
Oh you meanie, why is there no video of this event? I could have found a beeper machine to make the tape comply with mylot guidelines. Oh what a thing to miss! However, I can go one better than you and I am not even blonde! I sleep in my Great Grandmother's bed, handed down through the maternal line (before anyone goes "eeeeeeeeeeeeeew" YES the mattress IS new!). When I became a couple with Other Half he found the bed terribly uncomfortable, whipped off the mattress and investigated as to the cause. Ready for this? I had the part which supports the mattress upside down and back to front and had been quite happily sleeping on this for about five years! He quickly put the bed back together correctly and it is more comfortable, butyou won't find me admitting that!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
Watch it. Hahahaha well at least I noticed Can I start a Discussion on this one hehehe