Not so nice and Knees'y!
Little did I know when I moved here, that the part of me that would feel it the most, would be my knee's!!Seriously, my knee's get so little use here, they very quickly gave me some serious aggro' when they did. I have to ask - WHERE are all the stairs people??!!Back in the UK I was up and down stairs all day and some of the night. And I don't mean 3 or 4 steps from different rooms, but whole flights of stairs. I had a full flight of 16 stairs in my home (I remember the # due to having to hoover them!), we had another full flight at work and I was on the upper floor. 97% of the homes I went in had stairs, the 3% would be friends and family in apartments. Quite a few stores and malls had stairs, although some were in the form of escalators. So basically your average Brit' gives their knees a great workout everyday.But around here the vast majority of homes are single storey, as are many workplaces and those that aren't often have lifts. I have only come across a handful of stores with stairs in over 3 years, and they have all been in old buildings. When I first arrived, in desperation I would go up and down the short flight of stairs down to our storm cellar. But soon I realised it wasn't really necessary, as they are the only stairs I sometimes need to use. I just hope I never have to get down them super fast, or it maybe faster to just roll!I am definitely going to have to go into 'cellar stairs' boot camp before I visit. Otherwise I am likely to be whinging about my aching knees the whole time I'm there!!