Vince and I have both talked about thinking about things we used to not think about and accepting that some things we did at 40, we can no longer do at 65. I’ve asked him not to get on ladders or do dangerous things when I’m not at home, and even when I am at home, he needs to tell me if he’s doing something dangerous so I can check on him.
The satellite dish was up on the shop roof. It’s pretty high up there. We haven’t had satellite in about 5 years so he was going to take it down. I wasn’t sure why . . it isn’t bothering anything. I went out and the ladder was there and the dish was gone. I had no idea he was on the ladder. I told him . . I wish you’d tell me before you get up on that big ladder!
The next time I went out, the ladder was gone but the radio antenna had been installed so he had been up on the ladder again.
Yesterday I went out and there he was again . . on a shorter ladder but cutting limbs. The limbs were about to touch on the UPS trucks that come back here so we had to get them trimmed.
With his weight loss, he has energy to do the things around here that have been needing to be done but we’re going to have to have a serious discussion about doing things when I don’t know he’s doing something a bit risky.
Yesterday he trimmed trees all the way down the driveway and I’m betting he won’t be climbing ladders today or tomorrow. He’s probably sore or going to be sore. Those ladder climbing muscles haven’t been used in a long time and he was up and down the ladder a whole lot yesterday.