Monday, June 3, 2019

Duct Tape: The Bed Saga, Part 2

Last time, I spoke too soon...

When I told my father all about my bed issues (see the above link), he interrupted my telling with, "Duct tape". Why didn't I think of that?

Where we left off, I had put my bed back together, and it was all good. It was all good? Nope.

Shortly after writing that blog post, I heard another thunk. Again from the bottom of the bed.

So, nine o'clock at night, I stripped my bed, flipped up the mattress, box spring, et al, and retightened the brackets. But this time I added duct tape to both sides, just to make sure.

That seemed to hold it. Although, I've been rather careful. The bed was not quite feeling secure.

I would have checked everything again last weekend, but I spent the entire holiday weekend in bed with a cold. I didn't have the energy to do anything more.

But this past Saturday, I couldn't hold out any longer. I needed to make sure everything was holding.

So, back to taking everything apart. I'm getting rather good at this, sadly. And just as I did this...

Thunk.

Yup, one of the new brackets failed. But, the duct tape held!

Well, if duct tape is the solution...


...I'm going to put a whole lot of duct tape on. Because I'm so done worrying about my bed falling apart again.

This seems to be working. It feels secure for the first time since this whole drama began. So, I'm tentatively optimistic.

I promise to have some new knitting projects soon. With the cold, I haven't been doing much knitting or taking of pictures. Because I have a new walking purse to show off. I just haven't had the energy to photograph it.

23 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon. the bed issue is frustrating but you would make the Red/Green show proud:). Duct Tape rules!

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  2. ugh...you think the problem is resolved, and there you go again...

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    1. Yup. I'm not even confident that this is all done yet.

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  3. That sounds frustrating! It's amazing the things you can do with duct tape. Hopefully it corrected your problem.

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    1. It seems okay now. But, that's what I said the last time.

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  4. Great idea! Your father seems like a great guy. ~nods~ Feel better!

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    1. If only he'd waited until the end of the story to blurt that out... ;)

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  5. More duct tape is always the solution. It's a bed, so it's not like you need it to look pretty or anything. Wind that stuff around and around.

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  6. God love duct tape. It has saved me so many times, everything from car fixes to now, beds!

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  7. I have heard that duct tape can fix ANYTHING and I have actually seen several projects where it did. My car mirror was duct taped on with lepoard pattern duct tape, cause you know its not just for men anymore!

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    1. Of course it's not just for men. It was invented by a woman (https://www.kilmerhouse.com/2012/06/the-woman-who-invented-duct-tape).

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  8. Duct tape is wonderful! Your weather doesn't help with keeping people healthy. Here visiting close by for a few days. I am cold! So damp feeling.

    Betty

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  9. Man, I'd've given up and sprung for a new frame.

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    1. But the problem wasn't with the frame. Why shell out the bucks for a whole new frame when the less than $10 brackets are the ones that failed?

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  10. This bed frame is the gift that keeps on giving! o.O

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    1. It gave me something to blog about, at least ;)

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  11. What a story! Well told. No more thunks for you, I hope.

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  12. Duct tape and WD-40 are the solution to everything.

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    1. Which comedian said that? It was a brilliant bit.

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  13. Duct tape is brilliant. It holds all sorts of things together at our place. I've never seen your style of bed here in Oz, but I'm starting to think there's a reason for that!

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