We tell ourselves that age is just number. We still can do whatever we want–our age should not affect our actions.
No matter how smart we think we are, sometimes as our age increases, our Common Sense IQ decreases!
DIY (Do It Yourself)
Doing odd jobs around the house is good for the soul–it gives us a sense of accomplishment.
However, some DIY jobs are not meant for creaking, aching joints and slow moving reactions.
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION
We purchased three 7 feet tall pictures that we wanted to put on the wall.
I knew it was a huge job, so I tried to hire it out. Unfortunately, at the last minute, the hired help was not able to come.
Now, once plans are made to do something, Number One cannot change gears and do something else. He must continue doing what was planned. If the handyman couldn’t do it. He would do it.
Did you hear me scream, “NOOOOOOO, let a younger person hang these?” ” He will bounce better than you do.”
In order to hang these, you need to stand on the steps.
He still couldn’t reach the spot for the nail.
So, we added a step stool on top of the bricks which were on top of the steps.
We cannot step back far enough to eyeball it to see if it is straight because we would start walking on air.
So, we need to measure top from bottom, bottom from top and in between–literally in between the pictures.
Now to complicate matters, once on top of the step stool, he had a hold a measure, a level, a drill and a tiny screw. Then he had to reach as far as his arms would go to drill the screw into place, all without falling off the step stool, the bricks or the steps.
WHAT A CLIFF HANGER!
Oh, did I mention that he was hanging these pictures on a 20 foot wall –which means, we have a long way to fall.
I want you to picture Number One standing on the step stool that has the back legs on the steps, and the front legs on the bricks. I am standing under him, holding my arms up like the basketball player ready to receive the ball for a layup. What scares me that most was that I believed that I was going to catch him if he fell. My common sense has also diminished with age. How am I going to catch a 200 pound man being pulled by gravity 15 feet above the floor?
They are up!!!
GUARDIANS AT WORK
If you look closely, those two shining lights are our guardian angels, who are sorely overworked by two oldie moldies who have lost their common sense.