Location: Catskill, NY (High 77, Low 49)
Well, all’s well that ends well, as they say…but we did have a little scare last week with our fiver…
It began when we were in our bedroom in the evening and sat down on the corner of our bed. All of a sudden we heard a sound like wood cracking and we felt the bed go down on one side. After some investigating, Harry pulled out the big drawer at the foot of our bed and crawled underneath with a flashlight. He came out looking a bit shaken…turned out the screws holding the roller under that side of the bed had completely failed (heads sheared right off) and the bed was now sitting on the floor as opposed to the roller.
We had a small moment of panic as we realized that we couldn’t bring in the slide without the roller under the bed. Ok, maybe we were more than a little panicked. Luckily we had plans for the next day with our Heartland friends Bonnie and Dick, and when we called to cancel, Dick had some helpful advice for Harry on how to fix the problem. So we were actually able to go to bed and get some sleep with plans to tackle the issue in the morning.
In the morning we got to work….pulled off the mattress, and then Harry removed the screws holding the plywood on.
We were surprised to find that once the mattresses and plywood was removed, it was actually very easy to lift the frame and place the roller back where it belonged.
He used vice grips to remove the useless screws from the aluminum frame.
This is where the roller is supposed to be.
$1.81 in supplies!!
The hardest part was getting the holes drilled straight.
Two happy cats enjoying their bed put back together!