One beautiful January day, I decided it was time to remove the Christmas lights from my roof. I set up the ladder on my composite deck, leaning it against the roofline. I knew composite decking is very slippery and doesn’t offer a desirable surface to set a ladder, but I’m a guy that likes to get the job done, so I continued. Big mistake.
Why was I laying on my bed with just a towel around me? And why was I so disorientated?
It’s that time of year where many of us are caught up in holiday routines and tend to take seasonal hazards for granted. Doing so, however, can mean the difference between a happy holiday and tragedy.
Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can’t submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important.
The permanent change of station move is a certainty for service members and their families. While many would prefer to let professionals handle the heavy lifting, a few rugged individuals choose to tackle this duty themselves.
As the transition to my next duty assignment neared, I decided to take the family on a vacation. So, we packed our bags and headed to Disney World. My stubbornness while behind the wheel, however, almost caused our vacation to go south.