Yesterday, John’s son came for a short visit and while he was here, I asked him to bring my clivia (plant) up from the basement. It’s starting to get ready to bloom and it needs to be where it can get full daylight. It’s not heavy but it’s cumbersome and I need to have my hands free to steady myself with the hand rails.
I saw my husband, Marlin, lose his balance coming up the stairs with his hands full. What a fall he had, but miraculously, he didn’t get hurt. I know to not take chances with losing my balance on stairs.
Anyway, Tim was willing to get the clivia for me, so he and I started down the basement stairs. Koco decided she wanted to go also, and she wanted to be first. She edged past me. Though I have a railing on either side of the stairs, it’s open at the side. Koco ran past me, she got too close to the edge, her foot went over the edge and she was stepping into space. She couldn’t keep her balance and down she went. Her side hit into a piece of furniture that I have near the stairs, but she got her feet under her an bounced right up again. Well, she wasn’t holding anything in her hands! At any rate, she wasn’t hurt, but it startled me to see her fall. She usually has very good footing.
All’s well that ends well! I like that ending.