I returned the 4WD mat to Vaughan's top bunk yesterday, then made the bed using my newly-created inseparable sheets. Wow!
I still had to stand on a milk crate but the job was so much quicker and easier - no contortionist antics for me! I was very impressed with my excellent work!
Installing the blanket and weight-lifter rod was a bit trickier, so I called on Nick for assistance. The sticking point was that I wanted the blanket edges to hang evenly on the non-wall side - you know, within a few millimetres of each other! When it became (more) obvious that wasn't a realistic expectation, I compromised so the top edge overhangs the other by a small margin. The blankets still look neat when the edges are not tucked under the mat and I'm quite happy with the end result.