Thursday, March 23, 2017

"You get what you pay for." Yep, thought my new sheets wouldn't be the greatest and they didn't disappoint. If I really had a full sized full sized bed, I wouldn't have bought them. The *pocket* of the bottom sheet wouldn't fit a regular thickness mattress, let alone one that needed the *deep pockets*! So, anyway, the fabric is thin and questionable in cotton content and the finished sheets must have been measured before sewn ... Oh well, at least they are better than nothing.
 It's hard changing sheets with Jack being an immovable object.

 This little guy spent over an hour checking out the old fig for snacks. I noticed he made a few very tiny holes. No idea what he was finding. I saw a few swollen buds, maybe I will have some leaves first thing this spring. ??? 

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  1. He could be finding hidden bugs and being a very good friend to you
    Too bad about the sheets. Like you said. Better than the ripped ones I guess

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    1. Jack gains a lot of weight when he doesn't want to move. :-)
      Sheets are better than nothing ...

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  2. Sorry about the sheets. I think I paid a little over 30 dollars for a set that are wonderful. Although I have older ones for my full size bed that the pockets just don't get it. Nothing worse then fighting to keep sheets on the bed! Cute pic of the bird. Have a good day.

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    1. I know about fighting to keep the sheets on the mattress! :-)

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  3. Sorry you are disappointed with your new bed linen. I have some fitted sheets that don't fit on the corners. Trouble is that mattresses vary so much in size. Half an inch can make all the difference to the sheets.

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    1. Not disappointed, I knew what I was getting ... pretty much, would have liked them to be real cotton though. Heaven knows what these are made of. Slept in them last night and I don't itch, so guess they will do. Good thing my mattress is a 3/4 bed size!

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    2. How big is a 3/4 size? It might be the same as mine which we call a king single. Mine is an ensemble, with the base being 25cm deep, almost 10 inches, then the mattress on top of that is 20cm deep, 8 inches. It is 203 cm long, 6' 8" and 109cm wide, which is 43 inches.
      When buying sheets, we go by size, getting either a queen set, the second biggest size; a double set; a king single set; or a single set which is the smallest bed size, for children. The biggest beds we have available are king size, which are huge. I've seen one in a store, but without a room around it it doesn't really look so big.

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    3. The bed is 48" X 72", narrower and shorter than an average full size bed. I don't know if you can buy a bed this size, ready made, any more. (You could years ago, when folks were shorter)

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    4. Most regular single beds are about 72" long but only 36" wide. Yours sounds like a double bed size.
      Can you order sheets by bed sizing as we do here?
      I've just had my son measure his bed/mattress which is my old double bed, 55 inches wide; 74 1/2 inches long and 8 inches deep. Not too much difference. Would a double bed fitted sheet work? The edges would just tuck under a bit further, about 2 extra inches all round.

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    5. Can you email me your address? My email is on my about me page.

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  4. I think Jack likes the sheets just fine. Neat little bird, probably cleaning up the bugs.

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    1. LOL! Jack liked the ripped one!
      I wish the Downeys would nest around here. :-)

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  5. Downey woodpecker...very busy little guys. Handsome too.

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  6. Jack has it made. Love that photo. My Levi hates having anything over top of him.

    I love woodpeckers! By "fig for a snack" what do you mean? Is he testing an actual fig tree (which we don't have here) or do you put figs out for them to peck at?

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    1. Jack loves to 'burrow' in the bedding. :-)
      Yes, I am referring to the fig tree, there are two of them.The figs won't happen until this summer.

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  7. I think we call them spotted woodpeckers. Because they're not green.

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    1. You got me, Liz. You have green woodpeckers there? We call them Downey, here.

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    2. I know they have green woodpeckers in the UK. Very pretty birds!

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    3. Thanks for telling me about them. I googled and saw several varieties - very pretty birds! My something new for the day!

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  8. What a pretty little bird. Looks like a wood pecker, maybe.....

    Sorry about the sheets. -pout- But, you do have something, as you said.

    How are you feeling??????????????????????????????????????

    Luna Crone

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    1. It is a woodpecker. Downey is the type.
      Still feeling a bit like I was in a wreck, but better. Thanks!

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  9. Better let sleeping dogs lie.

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    1. I just kept roling him out of the way, to get one sheet off and the other on. :-)

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  10. Better let sleeping dogs lie.

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  11. I put up with "at least it's better than nothing" for years, then I saved for quality sheets and I'm glad I did. Measure the depth of your mattress and make sure next time you get enough depth on your fitted sheet.
    I'm sorry to hear the sheets are so thin, but thin is cooler in summer right? And they'll dry faster.

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    1. As is it a custom mattress, I would need custom sheets --- too pricey for my blood - if I could find a person willing to come to my house to fit them.
      Yep, they will dry fast!

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  12. What a shame that the sheets weren't what you were hoping for. That is the down side of shopping online for sure.

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    1. I knew they wouldn't be perfect from the start. They work, kinda, sorta ...

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  13. Sorry you didn't have better luck with your sheets. Jack looks comfortable:)

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