I have a BAD Habit, and I think it started when I've been in a hurry to go
up & down, many years ago...probably checking the SWR etc on antennas, when
I was younger and fitter... "I usually never use the Last step on a ladder
when I'm coming down the ladder...." Its just automatic now... and as I'm
over the 50's mark, I'll have to Stop doing it, as I've hit the ground on a
number of occasions lately ..and I don't mean My feet hitting the ground
... Hi Hi... On a couple of occasions - when I'm really in a hurry and NOT
thinking what I was doing - I have NOT used the last two steps on a
Ladder... Now - its Hard to do that, without hurting something ... knees,
ankles, elbows & wrists.. when You hit the ground.... I have just painted
the last two steps on My ladder bright yellow... I AM hoping this will help
STOP this dangerous [and stupid] bad habit....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>
To: "Paul Playford" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <K7LXC@aol.com>;
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] My favorite tower tip is...
> At 05:18 PM 2/11/03 +0000, Paul Playford wrote:
> >The hardest part of tower work is climbing down.
> >You are tired, you may or may not have completed the work, and climbing
may not have your full attention.
> >So at this point be especially careful !
> A loud amen. It's awfully easy, as well, to get diverted with thoughts of
how the new antenna's going to work, or wondering whether you've fixed a
problem. Keep your mind on the climb, and be safe out there.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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