Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Today is laundry day. I have been putting it off because with the boot on I am not comfortable going up and down the basement stairs. The basement stairs are fairly narrow and steep. Heck I am not comfortable carrying the full laundry basket down from the second floor to the first floor... and those stairs are much wider (both front to back and side to side). So I Shanghai’d dad into putting the first load in for me. Normally I only wait on doing laundry until there’s one load, but today there’s two loads, because I thought I would only be in the boot for a short time... I will have my aide do the second load. She’s only here for two hours, which is not enough time to do both loads. Our washing machine takes forever to run a load! We don’t have a dryer, so when it’s cold and/or damp everything gets hung on clotheslines by the wood stove. (Good weather they go outside). I can do that part just fine... it’s just those pesky stairs that give me pause. I have this klutziness that means that I would probably fall down the stairs (or maybe up the stairs?!) dirty laundry everywhere!
Dad realized I had left the window in my library room open a crack when he went upstairs to bring down the first load of laundry. Oops! I hadn’t noticed, lol. My bedroom has been comfortable temperature-wise even with the cold, damp weather we have been having. (We have had a fire in the wood stove for a couple of days now, and that makes things more comfortable).
I feel like I ought to be able to handle the stairs and the laundry basket just fine... even with the boot on. But I am just so worried about those stairs, and not being able to see my feet while carrying the basket. Since the assistance is there I am going to avail myself of it though... no matter the oughtas that are running through my head. I think I am just trying to justify myself now... So I am going to shut up.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!