We were probably too old to buy a house with stairs but I wouldn’t have stayed long in this area without a basement. I know we could have added a safe room or an underground shelter but I love the basement. It stays cool. It’s quiet. So, with a basement comes stairs, though yesterday I told Vince we need an elevator. You can guess that he didn’t agree.
I’ve probably posted this before but when we met the couple behind us, they’re in their late 30’s/early 40’s. The guy told Vince “We thought younger people would buy the house!” Nope . . old folks bought it! : )
Seriously, I told him yesterday that the stairs are probably the best thing for us . . til I break my neck. Yesterday at noon, I had been up and down the stairs 24 times. That’s 24 times up and 24 times down. Before noon!
The canned food is all downstairs. The Dr. Peppers are downstairs. We’ve been sleeping downstairs so I had to bring the sheets up to wash. Everything I needed was in the downstairs fridge but I’m not complaining because when I’m down there, my Dr. Peppers are near.
This morning, it’s been the same thing. I’m fixing our meal today. I’ve surpassed two meals for this week so I hope I get some brownie points for that! 🙂
The ground beef I had taken out of the freezer yesterday was in the downstairs fridge.
The celery in the upstairs garage fridge was frozen so I ran down to see if there was more in the downstairs fridge. No.
I needed a Dr. Pepper with my breafast.
I had left my phone downstairs.
I had to take a 12 pack of pint jars down that I had canned.
I needed bread crumbs for the meatballs and the bread was in the downstairs fridge.
I filled the freeze dryer trays with okra and took them down one at a time – 4 trips.
I went out the dowstairs door to grab bell peppers out of the garden.
I went downstairs to cross stitch and realized I didn’t have on shoes. Boot loves to nibble on my feet so I came back up and got my shoes.
I’m definitely not losing weight but running up and down the stairs all day has to be better than sitting and stitching without every getting up.