As Laurie does when there are obstacles to overcome, she
- Since she needs to stay in this house to continue doing her work, moving to an accessible home would be next to impossible for 12 more years.
- We could rent an apartment for me where she’d come and stay on weekends (didn't we already do that? Before we lived together?)
- We could rearrange the house so that our bedroom is on the main floor – which completely defeats the purpose of the major remodel we did six years ago, creating new living space for us separate from the rest of the house.
- We could spend a lot of money and get a stair lift installed.
It seemed as though #4 was the only viable option.
Of course, I can’t think of a stair lift without envisioning that scene from Gremlins:
Barring any naughty gremlins sneaking in to adjust the lift, this should solve the stair problem and make it possible for us to stay here until we’re ready for that retirement condo.
Tomorrow morning the lift will be installed. You can count on thorough documentation, with photos and maybe a video or two.