And, of course, it could be deadly, especially if one mis-steps at the top or in the middle. Cindy --- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Cindy, > > I have always counted stairs. Just hate > clutzing at the top or > bottom because I either did, or didn't expect the > last step. Just feels > dopey to try to step up a stair that isn't there and > have your foot thud > farther down than you thought it would, or hit the > ground at the bottom > sooner than I expect. Of course, this isn't a > problem when using a cane. > > Peace, > Mayrie > > At 11:33 AM 2/14/2007, you wrote: > >I'm like your mom, Jamie, but only with stairs. I > >count the stairs gong down to the basement where > the > >washer and dryer are in case I evere go blind. I > >didn't consider the rest of the house, but I guess > I > >subconsciously figure that I know the layout well > >enough to manage. I know there are places one can > go > >to learn one's way around the house and ow to cook > and > >stuff because once a man came to Minneapolis from > >Oregon and stayed with us for a day before going to > >such a training place--but that was over 50 years > ago. > >Is such training for living still available? > > > >Cindy > > > >--- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > Katie, my mom used to do that when I was a > > > child--count her steps. "In case I go blind > someday" > > > she would say. Or she'd practice writing with > her > > > left > > > hand. "In case something happens to my right > hand" > > > she > > > would say. > > > > > > She used to drive me crazy. I guess that's what > > > mothers are for--to drive their children crazy. > > > > > > E. I am like you in that I make piles of things > I > > > will > > > do later. And then I don't. I only checked out > Sink > > > Reflections but I am seriously considering > buying > > > the > > > book (used of course). I need to do something. > > > > > > And, E., I would be bitter and angry if I were > > > blind. > > > I think I would have a hard time finding fault > with > > > anybody who is bitter and angry because of > something > > > not available to him or her. But I could find > fault > > > with someone who doesn't make the use of every > > > resource available to him or her. Around here > there > > > are a lot of "working poor" families or those > > > without > > > access to a vehicle. We are fortunate in this > county > > > to have a good bus system even though we are > really > > > a > > > rural area. And yet people won't use it. You > have to > > > call them and tell them you want the ride. And > > > apparently that's an inconvenience. I lived in > > > Cleveland where they have regular bus stops that > > > only > > > come at certain times and personally, I think > our > > > little bus system that picks you up when you > want > > > and > > > takes you where you want to go, when you need to > be > > > there, is much more convenient. > > > > > > But there I go yapping again. > > > > > > I'm truly going to leave for work now. Truly, I > am. > > > > > > > > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank > Email to > > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject > > > line. To get a list of available commands, put > the > > > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >____________________________________________________________________________________ > >Expecting? Get great news right away with email > Auto-Check. > >Try the Yahoo! Mail Beta. > >http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/mailbeta/newmail_tools.html > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list > >of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ TV dinner still cooling? Check out "Tonight's Picks" on Yahoo! TV. http://tv.yahoo.com/ To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.