Nice Day...but I need a crash helmet

I had a bit of an eventful day. The weather today was really great so I was puttering around in the garage doing this and that. While I was so employed, I dropped a tool and landed on the floor a little bit away from me. I bent over to retrieve that rascal and as I bent over, I just kept going down. It was almost like slow motion but I couldn't stop it. I just kept falling.  I wound up scraping my left knee, and left hand and had a scratch on my forehead. Despite that I think that I was lucky. I hit my head on an ice cooler we store in the garage which is made of plastic and did not hit my head on the floor which is concrete.  I guess I really have to watch it.  This breaks my current streak. It had been 5-6 months since I lost my balance and wound up on the floor. I was able to honestly tell the neurologist that I hadn't fallen between visits the last time that I saw her.Now  I'll have to 'fess up to one the next time that I see her.... Maybe I'll claim that there was extenuating circumstances...but I don't think she'll go for it...Rats!!!Other that that, not much happening.  We all have our fingers crossed that My son Robert lands one of the government accounting jobs that he is in the running for. The pay is just OK, but the biggest things are the benefits. He would have health care, vacation, and a pension if he stays there long enough.  His last company went out of business as well as many others in our area so  there are a lot of accountants and auditors out of work. As a result the competition for any job will be keen. Right now he delivers packages for a courier company which gives him just enough to keep from going bankrupt. He is considered a private contractor so no benefits. Frankly if it weren't for the fact that he moved back home, he couldn't make it on that pay...but you have to do something. I hope the economy gets better and that Rob lands one of those jobs that he is amply qualified for. But Times are tough.Oh well, we own our home outright and between our pensions and social security we can affod to help the kids get over the hump...for a while anyway.  I just hope we get over it soon. Tomp.s.If you happen to walk in my garage from now on, you might want to watch your step. I figure if I drop anything from now on, it'll stay there until someone else can get it. (Actually it wasn't my idea. My wife Julie told me if something hits the ground, leave it....OOOO,I love it when she gets bossy...I must...we've been married 33 years.) I hope you all are doing well. Tom          

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Ouch! That doesn\'t sound like fun at all! You\'re right...the concrete floor would have been much worse than a plastic ice chest.
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Okay....you need a reacher. They extend your reach. Are you familiar with those? They are relatively inexpensive. Go to either google or www.sammonspreston.com and type in \"reacher\". Get the featherlite type as i think they are the best. It can pick up a tiny pill to something you dropped on the garage floor (as long as its not too heavy). Go! Do it! Tell Julie! No more falls okay....too dangerous! :-)