I’m here to report that the jury is in and it was definitely worth it. The sheets arrived Thursday afternoon. I tossed them in the wash as I was on my way out the door to the soup kitchen. By bedtime, my bed had undergone a make-over. It’s hard to describe what a difference this relatively small change made. The word “mechiah” immediately springs to mind: it’s Yiddish for refreshing, literally giving life. The difference between these sheets and the newly retired ones is the difference between a luxury car and an old clunker. It was worth staying married for thirty-four years just to get to this point. Now, I know that I can make it until spring. And if you don’t find that empowering, you haven’t lived through a Chicago winter!