After 2-3 years DH always seems to rip our fitted sheet. I'm not sure how, LOL. He keeps his toenails trimmed short, but even if he happens to accidentally rub his foot on my leg it scratches! He must have like razor edge nails, haha. So, Saturday night he ripped what had apparently been a small tear into a huge tear. I went to the linen cupboards in search of a spare fitted king size sheet. Found the one I had, but then remembered it too had a tear.....if I recall this happened a couple years ago, right before we moved, so I just started using my spare sheet (or maybe I ordered that one at the time). Usually I just wash sheets and put them back on after wash and dry is done, so I don't keep alot of spares since king sized sheets are so expensive.
This spare one had a much smaller tear, only like 6 inches. I got out the thread and needle and stitched it up, washed it and am using that for now. We'll see how long it lasts. These are Target Threshold sheets I've been buying the past 6-8 years and they only seem to last about 3 years before they tear. I can buy the fitted sheet separately, but only in 300 ct, which is probably what I have purchased the last couple of times, since the top sheet is fine. If I recall the set was about $60-70.
How come the sheets we had while I was growing up seemed to last years and years? Probably because the sheets made all those years ago were made in the USA. I've been so wanting a really nice set of sheets for our bed and have been so close to pulling the trigger on a really expensive set for $195, but I just can't do it. Though now that I'm down to this repaired fitted sheet, I'm on the fence again. Do I just buy another set for $60-110 - that will probably only last a few years, or do I go for the $195 set. Cotton made in the USA and the sheets made in the USA. All the reviews are great and people say these sheets last for years and are like heirloom quality. When all is said and done, I'll probably be out the same amount of money over time, if these good sheets do indeed last a very long time.
We spent over 1/3 of our life (well I do cuz I sleep 9 hours, haha) in bed. Should be nice and comfy. The only thing I wish was that when you buy a king sized sheet set you didn't have to have king sized pillow cases. I never use king sized pillows, just standard. If I decide to order these I think I will just order the sheet set first and if I like them, them order a set of the standard pillow cases later. Plus the website is offering a 15% discount, so with a very reasonable $5 shipping the total will be $170.
DH was out chatting with Mr. Neighbor yesterday around noon. I had gone out to the chicken coop to give them some scratch and check for eggs, so I walked over to the fence where there were talking. He said a friend was in a small town store up north and an old Indian guy was in line with him and said it's an old "tale" that if the pine cones are falling off the trees green in early in the fall, it's going to be a "bad" winter. Well, DH's eye's lit up because the green sticky pine cones have been dropping like crazy the past couple of weeks and to him a "bad" winter is wonderful. I googled it and it's of course supposedly a myth, but I didn't have the heart to tell DH, LOL. I'll just let him keep planning for a bad winter, haha.
Well....this is interesting! I was just posting an invoice from an attorney my company uses and reading what it was for. Possible franchising activities....in my state I live in! Seems like a smart idea. I know when dh and I were first planning to move over here (and I assumed I'd need to find a job over here) I first looked to see if there were any rep companies in this area and there were none, only in the mid/eastern part of the state. It's always something I thought would be good for here, let alone how much the area is growing and construction is booming. I'm sure my boss will fill me in on it at some point. Things like this are usually very hush hush until it happens.