Went by a job, late afternoon. “Just stop and caulk the window” boss said.
No one home when I get there. Grab caulk gun and caulk from truck. Look over and there is an old wooden ladder laying right by where I would set up my ladder.
“It’ll reach” this idiot said to himself. On the way up I noticed the missing second rung, and told my self “watch that on your way down”
Coming down I didn’t watch it. Right foot doesn’t hit a rung, goes behind ladder as it hits the ground. Left foot goes in between two rungs, and I grab the sides of this ladder.
I danced a beautiful dance, with many pieroettes on my way to the ground.
Banged and bruised, back killing me. Doc’s say I am just sore and strained, thank God for that.
30 seconds and I could of set up my “good ladder” but no I was in a hurry, now I will be slow for days.
SLOW DOWN, ESPECIALLY WHEN IN A HURRY. Dad always told me that, now I know why.
The bad news is you’ve done exactly the right things to be exactly where you are today.