"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. and has worked in the
ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years...
Today she talks about one of the many signs of geeting older...
A Sign of Getting Older
Many years ago we built the home we live in now; its a two story with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor, we do have a bathroom on the first floor as well thank goodness. It never occurred to me how I would feel at the end of a 9-10 hour work day at this age. now that we are in our late 50's, each step up those stairs seems a great effort at the end of the day. Why didn't I listen to those older than me when building this house?
Each day when we get home from work, we ask each other who is going upstairs first. Looking at that mountain of 13 stairs is more than an effort to climb with aching knees and backache at the end of the day.
A word to the wise; think about a ranch when building a home and you are in your 40's because no matter how fit you are, at the end of a long work day....it makes a lot of sense.