I thought I’d post an ad on Craig’s List to give away my bed. I considered selling it, but I built it in 1985 from plywood and 2x4’s, and while it’s still sturdy (I tend to over-engineer my designs), I don’t know how I’d price it. I decided I’d just let it go for free. So I posted the ad today, thinking I’d get a nibble or two, but it would probably not engender much interest until the weekend. I got the first response in eight minutes. Then four more in the next ten, at which point I deleted the ad.
I’ve had this bed for almost all my adult life; through twenty years and eight moves. I realized that all that time I’ve never bought a mattress; they’ve always come second-hand from friends and family. I think I’ll buy a new one. Not just new-to-me, but Brand New. That seems a very Grown Up thing to do.