March 24, 2006

Noise Report

The downstairs noise has abated to some degree over the course of the week. It seems like the kids have been going to school once more, though not without a yelling match and a little loud TV between 7 and 8 am.

We have a three bedroom apartment and our actual bedroom was directly over the downstairs livingroom, more precisely, right over their speakers. Wednesday night we swapped my office with our bedroom (Wow, do I have a lot of stuff!). For the past couple days our bed has been over the far back corner of their kitchen. This has reduced our suffering greatly.

It used to be that our pillows were speakers, much like pressing an empty cup up to a wall, they would bring the sound right to our ears. Now, it just seems like there is a lot of loud noise happening in another room. It will be interesting to see what this weekend brings.

While I’m on the topic of our bedroom, a few weeks ago we bought a new mattress. After a year of pesting DWR employees, laying on their mattresses, thinking about it, we decided we deserved The Mattress. We couldn’t be happier. The minute I sit down on it I want to be sleeping and the minute I’m asleep I don’t move. I’m sleeping deeper than I ever have, which I think is translating into needing less sleep overall. Yay for the wonders of foam.


  1. We have talked about getting a memory foam bed for over a year as well. Then I read reports of people complaining that they were too warm and also that they give off a chemical smell. Have you noticed this? Thanks, Holly

    Comment by Holly — March 25, 2006 @ 9:39 am

  2. It had a funny smell, kind of like new carpeting, for about 24 hours after it arrived. It also has this special, high tech covering which is supposed to moderate the heat factor. I think it is a little warmer than our old mattress but nothing significant. SB says he hasn’t noticed any difference and that he thinks this new mattress is fantastic.

    Comment by Marijka — March 26, 2006 @ 1:40 am

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