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|Sat, 01-11-2014 - 8:10pm|
or life as a real estate agent. Last Thursday (1/9) I was showing properties to a buyer and of all embarrassing situations, I was facing the buyer answering questions instead of watching where I'm walking. Even though we had snow & ice on the ground, this was a case of not realizing there was a step down onto the sidewalk and plop - I fell flat down on the sidewalk - wearing a suit & calf length boots. Injured my hand, wrist & right knee - bleeding all over the place. Of course if I wore pants & gloves, the injuries may have lessened. Anyway, I went back to the broker's office to return the key & used their bathroom to wash off what I could & bandaged myself up a bit. Of course, the pantyhose was brand new & had to throw that out. I called the doctor because later my wrist was swelling a bit & very painful. It turned out to be a sprain & by Fri. morning I was feeling better - bathed it in ice.
I planned to take Fri. off to rest but that didn't work out as my phone rang all day long & I was at the computer working. Today, I got a reminder of my age & how my body isn't 20 yrs. old anymore. I was showing properties to a different buyer and the wife is carrying her baby up & down the stairs - wearing jeans & HEELS but doing it so effortlessly. I'm thinking how I used to do that with my kids but now at almost 60 yrs.,, I would be very hesitant to walk up & down steps with an infant & not holding onto the handrails. Geez, one of those things we used to do without thinking & now 40 yrs. later, we think twice about it with hesitation.
How life changes us in little ways that we don't realize. As for the weather - replying to posts below - the ice has melted, it warmed up FINALLY but it rained off & on all day. I'll take the rain & fog we had today over driving in ice & freezing temps. It's early Jan. in NYC which means the snow, ice & freezing temps are not over yet. Experience tells me we'll get another nor'easter blizzard or 2 between now & March.