A middle-aged female neighbor, Rachel, fell down a long flight of carpeted stairs yesterday while sleepwalking. She seems okay and says she's very fortunate as she hit everything several times including her head. They made the decision not to go to the hospital and we neighbors did our best to help. Today she's doing very well but we wonder from her description of a sharp pain upon landing whether she might have a fractured rib. I've already read this
post about rib fracture. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo
on Jul 15, 2014 -
I have brick stairs to the front and back porches. They tend to get lots of moss growing on them. How can I get rid of the moss ? [more inside]
posted by k5.user
on Feb 21, 2014 -
I live on the second floor of a building, and some of my family has difficultly climbing the stairs. If I'm not able to come up with a solution they won't be able to visit. There is no elevator. The railing is a simple metal one. There are about 25 stairs.
Are there any creative ideas I'm missing?
posted by daniel.poynter
on Jan 9, 2014 -
My traditional, two-story house currently has dark laminate on the first floor, carpeting on the stairs leading to the second floor, and carpet on the second floor (containing a hallway and three bedrooms). I'd like to get rid of the carpet and replace it with something else - likely laminate. How should I handle the stairs? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on Jan 1, 2014 -
Wizards of Hive,
Before I buy that 90" couch from a friend, how can I make sure I'll be able to get it up my L-shaped stairs? Sure, there are a lot of variables. But is there a tool or methodology for figuring this out ahead of time (presuming I know the depth and height of the couch too)? I don't think I have the cardboard to build a mockup.
This couch is 50 miles away and can't be returned. Thanks!
posted by baseballpajamas
on Aug 21, 2013 -
Hi there, I'm looking for instances in which female movie characters tumble down the stairs (onscreen). I have a bunch of the obvious ones like "Death Becomes Her" and "Showgirls," but surely there are tons I'm missing. As many as possible please!
posted by BE ADEQUITE
on Apr 29, 2013 -
Would you set up a nursery in a mostly enclosed loft area? Wife and I love a potential new apartment, but a steep staircase is making us a bit worried. [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan
on Jul 10, 2012 -
I'd like to have some one-time physical assistance/qualified help on hand to help my disabled mother go down a flight of stairs, but what kind of service should I be looking for, and how do I contact them? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Jun 27, 2012 -
What are the best / tallest buildings in downtown Chicago to sneak into and run stairs? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Jan 18, 2012 -
A question for California architects and builders and city permit experts -- are there egress options I don't know about? Can I demolish a (worthless) egress staircase and rebuild it later? [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Sep 26, 2011 -
Are there stair climbing marathons and how do I learn about signing up for them?
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 14, 2011 -
How would you go about moving or buying furniture when your new place has a single entrance that is, when opened, only 26 inches wide and has very steep stairs?
I posted earlier and got great responses about my new place that I thought I'd bring another challenge to discussion and would love the feedback. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans
on May 12, 2011 -
The bin is out front, my reciprocating saw is ready... too bad we haven't settled on a floor plan for our reno. AskMe, we need your votes! [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics
on May 7, 2011 -
May I please tap the Hive Mind for some advice about hardwood floor stairs? I'm not sure how to identify what I want. [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii
on Feb 21, 2011 -
We're trying to figure out a way to fill in the space between the railing and the stairs in our home so that little people can't slip underneath. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Another installment of GiddyAdventuresInHouseRevonationFilter! How to make the most of an awkward (narrow and enclosed) under stairs space? [more inside]
posted by psychostorm
on Mar 17, 2010 -
i get a headache while climbing stairs,especially if i climb fast and more than one floor. The headache goes away in a few minutes. i am 22. should i see a doctor, or is it no big deal. this started about a year ago.
posted by niyati182
on Mar 10, 2010 -
The good news is that my wife is 3 months pregnant! The bad news is that we live at the top of a 6th floor walk up in NYC and have to move. Please tell us what is the highest manageable floor we can live on in our new apartment and still be able to reasonably deal with our small dog, the pregnancy, and then the baby and stroller. [more inside]
posted by avex
on Jan 9, 2010 -
Portland exercise question: where are the good places to do stairs/stair work in the Rose City? What am I getting myself into? [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Our new house has a steep steep staircase. What are some ways I can make this feature safer for my family, and especially for our soon-to-be-toddling baby? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Where is there a large outdoor staircase in the SF bay area, similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome? Needed for wedding proposal [more inside]
posted by Ekidnagrrl17
on Nov 30, 2008 -
What do you know about roof hatches in Brooklyn co-ops, Lapeyre stairs
, and the ol' DIY spirit? Can I just order or a pair, or is this a job for a contractor? Do I have to get an architect involved or something?
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Jan 3, 2008 -
What is the best way to transport a an arcade game cabinet (Ms. Pac-Man, if you must know) across town and then up the stairs? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Our newly walking one-year-old has learned how to climb up stairs (oh, joy), but not down. Help us put in safe a baby gate. [more inside]
posted by libraryhead
on Jun 15, 2007 -
Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2007 -
What is that odd phrase for when of you think of the perfect response, but at a time far too late to respond? It has something to do with "stairs."
posted by a47danger
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Why are there frequently no non-emergency stairs in office buildings? Is it so unheard of that one would want to take the stairs, and not the elevator, from the first to the second floor?
posted by kenko
on Apr 29, 2005 -
My mother cannot remember the name of a movie. It involves a mother and son and a flight of steps. [more inside]
posted by itchie
on Apr 16, 2005 -