1990 – Now that my pup-tent was up it was time to furnish … I got our pool floats out and the little plastic pump I bought at Academy to blow them up. The floats would be our mattresses – no hard ground for us. The process wasn’t as easy as I expected. In fact, it was awkward but eventually I had them full of air, but not until after the pump broke. I was reduced to making the finishing touches manually. Oh well, so much for the pump idea! So I put the pump in the trash and the mattresses inside the tent. Then I unrolled the sleeping bags and while arranging them on the floats I realized that the bright green, cheaper sleeping bag I purchased for myself at a very reasonable price was actually for children so … it was a little short. I prayed for warm weather. Next, I put the 6 pack Igloo cooler we were traveling with between our two mattresses as a night stand. I hung the fluorescent light from the tent ceiling and I set up the battery operated oscillating fan. All done! It was a master piece. Who needs a stinking hotel room, right! My decorating skills would have impressed even Martha Stewart!