[tabi] Re: Avoiding Corners

  • From: "Barbara Lineberry" <bkblpp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:51:00 -0400

Hi Scott,

Here's a sightling's viewpoint.  Long ago I refused to have a coffee table or a 
rectangular dining table.  I was constantly hitting my shins on the coffee 
table and my hip on the dining table.  It warn't fun!  And I see!  But nowadays 
I'm moving a bit slower because of balance and physical problems.  I liked the 
suggestions I read from the various TABI members, all good ones.  I'd go a 
little bit slower if I were you and get that sweet and sighted wife of yours to 
help as Blackjack suggested.  And as he says, these are just my thoughts.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: sgreenblatt76@xxxxxxxxx 
  To: TABI 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:00 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Avoiding Corners

  I just had a close encounter with a sharp corner within my house which 
resulted in a laceration, Band-Aid, and icepack. I have to admit to being lazy 
and not trailing along another wall for guidance but I just didn't feel like 
walking around so restricted. 
      I'd like to know what recommendations anyone has to help avoid these 
dangerous obstacles in my home. I was thinking of some way to mark the floor 
around sharp corners to properly indicate I'm within a dangerous spot but I 
couldn't think of anything which would work. Alternately, I'd like to know if 
anyone has recommendations on how I can find some attractive barrier, like some 
cushioning, to put on those corners which would make them not so sharp and 
dangerous if I do encounter them unexpectedly. 
  I appreciate all recommendations as I'm really tired of worrying about 
scarring my face on unexpected household accidents. Thanks! 

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