Friday, November 13, 2009
The Latest in Home Renovations
Do you see that shiny, new railing? It was installed just before I brought my father to live with us.
When we built the house twenty-five years ago, the few steps leading to our front door didn't seem like too many. But in recent years I've had to help neighbors walk up and down them and I'd get nervous about those who insisted that they could make it fine on their own.
Inside our house there aren't any stairs, making it very comfortable and safe for the elderly and crawling babies.
We're not the only people in Shiloh to have added a bannister, so people can have something to hold onto. Ours isn't very fancy, but it's strong and matches the ones the same workman put up on the main path from the road to the synagogue. My neighbor's father ordered them when he moved here.
Our Shiloh neighbood is now twenty-eight years old. The first "temporary" prefabricated structures arrived August, 1981. We moved into "ours" that September 1. We have children older than we were then, and now we have to take into consideration the needs of the much more elderly. Synagogue renovations are wheelchair accessible as well as for baby carriages.
Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we're a community for all ages.