My girlfriend, Carolyn, is a creative and a do-it-yourself woman. She’s always working on something in her home or just for fun in someone else’s. I’ve seen her up on a ladder creating gorgeous faux painting, installing a new toilet in her powder room and watched as she created the most beautifully decorated Xmas tree. All the while that Carolyn is busy with her projects, she’s in her home alone.

Several weeks ago while she was up on a ladder “creating” she had an epiphany. “What if I fall in my home while I’m alone? There will be no one here to help me. They’ll only know I’ve fallen, banged my head and died when the neighbors detect a strange odor!”

She’s not ready for the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” button to wear on a chain around her neck, but there is something she can do to feel safer – keep her cell phone on her when she’s working around her home alone with tools, ladders, shovels, rakes inside or outside her home. Anyone working by themselves can stick their cell phone in their pocket, tuck it into her bra or waistband of her pants. In 2017 we would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone between the ages of 5-100! I’ve seen kids so little they’re still in strollers playing on their mom’s cell phone while she shops!

Young or old we all “speak” cell phone and carry them with us as if we were expecting a call from the president.  Best use to of that device would be to keep it on us whenever we’re working on a project and there’s no one else around.  Or, you can get that “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” button.  Nah!  I don’t think so.

#whywaitThursday  #haveyourcellonyouwhenclimbingthatladder #Trustyourdoctorbutnotthatmuch  #askforwhatyouneed #DIYkeepyourphoneonyou

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