Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pantry

I just gotta love having this pantry.  It would probably be much more practical at our regular house than at the winter house.  I do like my VT kitchen for its efficient work space, but storage is a bit tight.   We have plenty of shelving in the basement for after those trips to Costco, but a pantry in the kitchen is more convenient than having to run downstairs for that can of tomatoes.

Well, I had to give up running down the stairs after the falling incident last July.  I am reduced to creeping down the stairs while  clinging to the railing.  If only I could learn to be that cautious!

Before I took that tumble, I had been out in the front garden snapping a couple of pictures of lovely lavender in bloom.  My shoes were wet which I realized just a bit too late.  When I came in and headed down the stairs, I slid and went rolling noisily down.  What I didn't write about at the time (I don't think, but forgive me if I repeat myself.  Age seems to do that to people.)--part of the noise was the camera flying into the air, hitting the wall and then hitting the floor with a bang.

Now this was right when Mike was using the camera daily as he put items up for sale on e-bay.  Remember that that is how he generated his share of the money for a Florida home.  As he came running out of his office to find me writhing in pain at the bottom of the stairs, I could see the concern in his eyes.  I also saw his eyes momentarily flicker to the camera.  They widened with even more concern.  He made a good choice, though.  He tended to me before he checked out the camera.  (It was not harmed.)

I am treating myself to a haircut today.  I think that there must be something about the heat and humidity that makes hair and nails grow like crazy because this haircut just cannot wait until I am home next week.

6 comments:

  1. I love your new winter digs, the pantry is anyone's dream. I agree, I hate stairs. I'm such a clutz, usually falling up or down. I am sure glad you were not seriously hurt, and for you sake the camera survived ;) Enjoy your drive back home!

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  2. I suspect you'd like to just stay on in Florida until next spring and keep playing with your new house. Looks like a very neat pantry.

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  3. Aw, I wish I had a pantry. Lucky you.
    That was some spill you took but didn't know you had your camera with you. Too bad you didn't get any action shots.
    Hubby made the smart move.

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  4. I fell other places and am now very careful on my stairs. Have to take off my trifocals so I can see my feet clearly.

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  5. I am a bit envious of that pantry. I need space like that.

    Be careful on those stairs. You were fortunate not to really hurt yourself.

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  6. Gosh - your July fall is a cautionary tale! Sounds as though your haircut was a success - nice to be pampered sometimes!

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