Monday, April 11, 2011

Taking down a pop-up

Late last year AH managed to coerce her daddy into buying her a sugar glider.  she wanted a pet when she was away at casa.  and of course i couldnt, wouldnt let her take nicolei. he was undoubtedly the darling of the family.

Milo has long since grown from a timid little fury ball into a good size horny male pining for a mate. the poor sod is already showing signs of balding, an indication that he's more than ready to start a family.  the plan that AH had cooked up with her friend was actually pretty sound... they were both getting sugar gliders of different gender to be paired off when the time was right. unfortunately, up till now her friend has failed to deliver his side of the bargain leaving poor milo high & dry.

In an attempt to make milo a little happier (and bcos AH & me actually like 'main pondok2' lol), i bought a pop-up tent from tesco so that we could play with milo to our hearts content in a controlled environment outside of his cage.

The first day the tent was up guess who claimed it as his own?

Well, mr nicolei, king of the heap of course lol.

He made himself comfortable and slept in there throughout the day... and nite hehehe. and was delirious when AH decided to join him with her pillows & blankets.  looks like milo will have to make do with his cage after all. and truth be told, i was actually a little worried about him peeing all over the tent, rendering everything soiled & smelly.

But after a week i was pretty tired of the tent occupying almost half of my bedroom.  i wanted my space back and it just had to come down.  i can always pop it back up again in a couple of weeks for the fun to start all over again.

What i didnt bargain for was my inability to fold it back down to its storage size... and the instructions that came with it didnt help in any way at all!!!

I twisted it this way and that but it still refused to cooperate and was more than willing to pop right back up again.


Even the kiddoes couldnt figure it out and after hours of not getting anywhere, we decided to abandon the whole thing and leave it for another day.  i even deliberated about going back to tesco for assistance. but i then got caught up with more pressing matters and the stubborn tent became nico's sanctuary.

But as the days rolled by it was getting more and more on my nerves.. until one morning i decided right then & there i was going to get it down even if it killed me (cewah,,dramatic la skit kan hehehe). and in that instant that i reached for the steel frames, i suddenly realised this was the one thing that i'd forgotten to google!!!!  hehehe, me the self professed google slut maniac forgot all about googling?

So, to cut the story short, i found out i wasnt the only one having major problems with the pop-ups and that there're more than a dozen vidoes on utube giving step by step guide on how to tackle the stubborn tents lol.

Thank God, i have my room back :)


June Malik said...

Hey, I missed so many of ur postings, not updated on my end! U've been busy !! Have s better one :)

Nin said...

Wow! That is a very convenient pop-up tent. So easy to put away. My kids love to play house so we bought them this tent that comes with rods which you have to insert here and there, but mak aii... lecehnya nak simpan and pasang balik... Because of the hassle, it got put away for good in the store room. The kids seem to have forgotten all about it and I hope and pray that they don't catch sight of it each time they go into the store room! I hate to see that thing taking up my living room space!

Justiffa said...

Juney i wat simultaneous posts... hehehe semua serentak sbb tu u tak perasan ;p

Justiffa said...

Nin... now mmg senang sgt tp pd awal2 tu seksa jiwa raga whn i couldnt figure out how to take it down hik2

Mmg akak pun sesak nafas bila tent tu tersengkang lama2 kat bilik mcm blue elephant ekekeke.

Tp bila skali skala maen pondok2 syok gak nin ;p