Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A WINTER TIP FOR ICY STEPS
Three years ago
I walked out of my back porch after a freezing rain. My feet hit the second step and I went
horizontal landing hard on my back, partially on the steps. I lay there for a minute stunned not sure if
I was injured. I was bruised and sore,
but otherwise all right.
following summer I decided I needed to do something to prevent ice buildup on
the steps causing me perhaps a more serious injury.
I had a
rubber door mat with green plastic grass inside my back hall to clean the
snow off my feet before entering the house.
I cut the door mat into sections to fit my back steps. To keep the door mat from sliding I placed
rubber shelf liner underneath each tread and then stapled them to the steps
with a hand stapler.
this worked fine during the Maine winter.
I would sweep the treads with a broom if snow accumulated, but otherwise
they were care free and worked great, giving me traction when using my back
The treads are still good for another year so I decided to share the idea. Enjoy the winter the Ol'Buzzard