Monday, January 25, 2016
ELMER ANSWERS A QUeSTION
As I said before, when we got our new bedroom set, our son had to make steps for me. These new mattresses and box springs are higher than they use to be in older ones. I had a hard time getting on top of it - so he made the steps.
Also, when the dining room chairs were made for our new dining room set, he made all the chairs the same size. As usual, I sat lower than everyone else. My son saw this and surprised me with a new chair that sits higher for me, so now I sit about the same height as everyone else. My son told me, in all his years, he never thought of making a chair like this. Being his Father and head of the house, I should sit as high if not higher than everyone else. I told him, I am glad he made me equal height and now higher.
I have metal grabbers that I can grab things higher than I can reach. It is not good for lifting big packages but canned goods, clothes, etc. I have several in the house, one in the basement, one in the barn and one in the back of our carriage.
Speaking of our buggy, I keep a cushion, small step stool, grabber, and a two step ladder in the back. These things come in handy sometimes. The cushion comes in handy if I go to someone's house or in a restaurant and am sitting real low. The step stool comes in handy when I need to be just a bit higher when working on a job or helping someone, etc. When I made the step stool, I made it so the top opens. Anna made the above mentioned cushion so it fits inside the step stool.
When we had the carriage made, I had an extra step put on each side to make it easier to get in on. Sometimes when I get into someone else's buggy I have to use to the step stool. I am just a bit short to get in easily. Of course sometimes, a friend will give me a boost in the fanny which also helps.
Also, my ladder has to have the steps made closer together than a normal ladder. I can go up a regular ladder, but it makes Anna nervous and it's harder for me. I never noticed how bad steps were until we sold our big house and moved into this one story house. The only steps in our new house is to the basement and you can also walk into our basement from the outside.
Trust God's Wisdom,
NOTE: Elmer started this letter, had to leave and thought he would be back to finish it off. He didn't get back to me so I put his closing on it and posted it. Still don't have one for Tuesday yet, either.