Not Much Fun

Chiesa, John
June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p98
Trade Publication
The article presents an anecdote from the article author's own life. When they moved into their house 17 years ago, they installed a platform lift so he could access the basement. It is a nice unit with a diamond-plate platform for him to roll the chair onto. One day in February he dropped off some wood in the basement and got on the lift to go back upstairs. When he got to the top and was halfway off the lift, the thing started back down the stairs. At this point, he had two options: to back up onto the platform and go back down with it, or to push forward and "jump" back onto the main floor, much like jumping a curb.


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