My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Challenge

Your Wednesday Challenge includes something that is a little challenge for your sleeping habits. This problem was recently rectified in my room (thank you Johnbull), but it definitely is (or was) part of my nightly adventures!

So, the bed that I have here in Ghana looks like most queen size beds. But, you know the bed frame that we typically have in the States, where you have some boards that go across the bottom so that the mattress doesn't fall through?? Well, my boards weren't quite long enough, so if I shifted too much in my sleep, the boards would fall off one side of their little ledge with a loud BANG and DOWN I'd fall.

If any of you have read my blog in the past, you know that I already have a little guy in my room that sometimes keeps me up at night. I was always worried that if those boards fell too loudly, he'd be up, which means I'd be up, and it would cause a huge problem. So, when I'd come to bed, I would check the boards and try to get them as centered as possible, then I'd creep up on my bed and once I laid down, I tried to stay in that same spot as much as possible. It was quite a feat and only occasionally would I fail in my mission!

The other night, the middle board fell in my bed and when I lifted my mattress to shift the middle board around, the first board fell as well. Issues. I had to take my mattress completely off my bed frame (this is in the middle of the night mind you, with a baby on the floor next to my bed), put the boards back on the frame the best I could and then try to get the mattress back on without moving the boards. You could imagine the drama that was going on inside my head (since I had to be as quiet as possible so Edwin wouldn't wake up)!

So, your challenge, figure out a way to make the bottom of your bed fall out tonight when you lay down to sleep. It's quite an adventure, let me tell you! And the louder it falls out, the better and more realistic it will be!

Thanks to John, my boards are now nailed to my bed, so hopefully, no more falling out of bed anymore!

1 comment:

  1. no thank you. ;) Actually I literally can't do it because I don't have a bed frame...just a box frame (is that what they're called?) underneath the mattress.