The nice thing about this mattress: it's a soft-side waterbed. The outer 3" on every side is /foam/. So, fill the tubes, close it up, and push. It compressed to fit.
The bed is complete. It's done, and over, and we can sleep there. Once loree makes the bed. (My argument is: I made the bed, now she can make the bed. This leaves out the fact that she helped make the bed, but..)
The bed is made. I'll post pictures of the finished product soon.
I didn't have my camera handy to take pictures of the various pieces, sorry.