Good idea on the checklist, particularly for safety gear.
It's comforting to know I am not the only one that experiences the "oh *****, I
when I get to the top of the tower.
I was going to mention something else but I forgot what it was. :-)
On Mar 18, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Howard Hoyt wrote:
> Bud, you quipped:
>> Yes, it takes me a bit longer to get to the top than it used to.
>> The bigger problem is that once I get there, I've forgotten
>> why I needed to go up there in the first place....
> That is one of the funnyest, most relevant, and ultimately sobering piece of
> prose I have heard in a while, I laughed out loud until I thought about it
> for a few more seconds!
> As we age, memory lapses seem to be a reality for many of us, and certainly
> gives impetus toward establishing a routine for tower work in order to not
> forget something critical. I'm thinking a laminated checklist of all safety
> gear and preps at the tower base, at least then the worst that occurs at
> height should be a forgotten tool.
> Howard Hoyt
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