[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Clutter and inconveniences

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
> > >
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