Thursday, September 22, 2005

Following instructions to put things where the inspector wants them, instead of where my own health requires them to be, I ended up dislocating a shoulder.  Which is precisely why I keep things within easy reach on the counters and floor instead of in the cupboard where I have to reach up to get them.  However, the inspector's lecture was "rules are rules" and those rules require the countertops and floor to be clear, not used for storage. 
Doctor's orders that I should not reach overhead for any reason, or stand on chairs/ladders for any reason, don't matter. Only the "rules" that say that normal, healthy people store things up in the cupboards and either reach up or stand on a chair to get them.