My basement apartment is prone to flooding, a problem I shall have to correct with my landlord, hopefully before the next time it rains heavily here. In addition, the frame for my bed broke several months ago, so my box-spring has just been sitting on the floor. When water streams through / around a window in my bedroom, the resulting mini-flood tends to wet the box-spring, which takes a day or two at least to dry out. Having my bed elevated above the floor would be a big advantage.
The solution to this problem was discovered by my sister, who, while helping me clean up from the most recent flood, suggested a use for the cases of empty beer bottles I posses.
I know at least one of my readers is a structural engineer - can someone please tell me exactly how stupid I am for placing my bed on 36 empty beer bottles in cardboard cases? Only the glass is bearing any weight, and all of that weight is vertical (I hope). What's the crush force for a beer bottle? I'm planning on increasing the number of supporting bottles, primarily by drinking more beer. So now I can claim any beer I buy as "for structural purposes".
The comedy part, besides the fact that I appear to be regressing in my university education, comes from the clinking noises every time I roll over in bed.