Monday, February 15, 2010

A Decision Has Been Made

Know what you get when you combine an urgent need for a new ladder with a love of research, a little down-time due to an injury, and the desire to get the best possible price for that new ladder?  Comparison shopping that borders on obsessive, that's what.  I'll spare you the details of the past several days, but suffice it to say that everyone who knows me is greatly relieved that we can talk about something other than ladders.  A decision has been made.

And that decision is...that the very first ladder I saw really is the best ladder for me.  It's the Little Giant I told you about a few days ago.  I briefly thought that it might be too short when bent into an A-frame, but after I read the manual online I learned otherwise.  Then I blanched at the price, but after QVC offered it in four easy payments that seemed easier to take.  So I ordered it.  With an estimated delivery date of the 23rd, I'm still out of the wallpaper and painting business for a few more days, but I have to go back to the doctor Tuesday anyway to see if I can get rid of this stupid wrist brace.  Test drives without it have not been promising, so hope for the best for me.


  1. Better to keep the brace on longer rather then get rid of it too soon, imho. At least that was my experience with a wrist problem.

    But I'd take mine off at home when I knew I was just going to be reading or whatever for awhile, which was a nice respite from it.

  2. Oh man do I KNOW about that whole ladder thing! I kept waffling once I finally able to narrow it down (and that took weeks). Don’t push the wrist. As one who has broken one multiple times (and once in multiple places) and the other just once, I can tell you that these are one of the hardest things in the world to heal. Just think about how much we rely on them for both weight-bearing and NON weight-bearing activities (writing, holding phone, typing) and you can see how just a day or two of overdo can set you back WEEKS. Don’t do it. TAKE YOUR TIME AND HEAL. (I know it’s hard but you’ll be glad you did.)

  3. Can't wait to hear the review on this ladder.

    I've been tempted to order it on QVC once or twice but always backed out.

    And for what it's worth....if you had to fall off the ladder and hurt yourself it's always better to do it in the winter when it is cooler because those casts and braces can be hot and itchy in the summer.

    Hope your feeling better soon.