There is a name for a boxspring when it is infested with cockroaches and other insects: G-A-R-B-A-G-E!
Alas, that is what I had to do to our current boxspring--a piece of furniture that has been broken for over a year now and needed replacing aeons ago: THROW IT OUT!
AND I DID!
Into the dumpster it went, and now resides, awaiting the morning trash truck to come and take it away, and crush it's little buggy innards out of existence!
The wife and I are now, by proxy, going to need a new bed.
I'm sticking to my guns on this one and buying quality! Queen minimum, wood frame, with heavy duty wood slats. My wife and I are not small people, and we both add a bit of...errr...'gravity' that necessitates a firm foundation, with a boxspring and mattress that won't fall apart!
The first bed was free, kindly given to us by Very Very Good Friends' parents when we first moved into our apartment. We were extremely grateful to get that frame, boxspring, and mattress when we did, but it has worn out, and the time has come to purchase a new sleeping system.
ONE MAIN PROBLEM: BUGS!
The entire apartment is a breeding ground for cockroaches and water bugs--at least, that's what they look like to me. They're a little black, pear-shaped insect with a red mark on it's back. (And no, folks! It's *not* a black widow spider. Spiders are larger and have eight legs, not six! ;-) Just thought I'd mention that!
And right now, I'm Tired, Buggy, and just washed my face, shaved, and am sipping on a nice 'Mountain Holler,' Save-A-Lot's version of Mountain Dew. It's not bad at all! It's not Cherry Coke, but it's still not bad! :-)
I'm happy this is done for a while. I need to complete this over the weekend, but for now, I'm taking a break!
I'll be back later with more stories from Bugville!
Warm (and Buggy) Regards,