That means that every time we buy something it has to be carried upstairs. And this is particularly true of groceries, we do our main shopping once a month, supplemented with fresh veggies as needed. But that means there are bags and bag of groceries to be hauled upstairs. On good days I'm only up and down the stairs a few times, but when my memory lets me down and I forget things, and we all know that doesn't happen very often, then I'm up and down them more times than I an count.
We're in pretty good shape for our age, although my knees would disagree with that statement. They creak and moan and tell me they're not climbing any more stairs. They want to know why we didn't buy a single story house like we meant to. I worry that eventually we won't be able to deal with the stairs, it's one thing to go up and down them empty-handed, carrying things up them is another story.
My knees complain, but who knows, maybe going up and down stairs is good for them, so perhaps I need to sit down and have a talk with them about it. Can anyone remember the old Alka Seltzer commercial where the man sat down to have a talk with his stomach? LOL