A better morning for old feet.
We’re back! Thanks for everyone’s patience with BlondiHacks’ long absence. Moving to the new space has been more complicated than predicted, but I’ve been counting the hours until I can get back to the lab bench. I’m going to start with something simple here, to ease back into things. Judging from the feedback, my electronics articles (Veronica in particular) are much more popular than the “lifestyle-oriented” ones, but the latter are a lot easier to write. So cut me some slack while I get back up to speed. 🙂
Every morning, I wake up and swing my legs out of bed. Sometimes I need a moment to realize I’m no longer commanding a Firefly-class starship as the leader of a rabble of freedom-loving outlaws, but in fact have awoken. In that moment, I rest my feet on the bed frame rail. It’s a lovely bed frame from Pottery Barn, which I got on clearance.. However, the height of the mattress set is such that my feet naturally come to rest on the top edge of the steel rail. Most of my weight is borne by my heels in that moment, which isn’t very comfortable.
I guess I’m getting old, but that morning ritual finally annoyed me enough to do something. “No more”, I cried to my still-lingering-imaginary bridge crew. “No more, will I suffer the slight discomfort of my heels digging into angle iron every morning!”. It was with this rallying cry that I got my ass dressed, went to Home Depot, and bought two lengths of 1/2″ foam pipe insulation.
Sometimes, in this world, two completely unrelated elements come together in perfect coincidental harmony. Those moments make me smile, so imagine my joy when I found that the lengths of pipe insulation are exactly the right length for my queen-sized bed frame rails. No cutting required. I love it when a hack comes together.
It’s the little things.