Here are the facts:
I work in a six story, former men’s dormitory on the campus of a small North Dakota college. The building was constructed in 1965. For some reason, there were a large number of men enrolling in college then.
There are two stairwells on the east and west sides of the building, and one elevator on the south side of the building. It is an Otis elevator.
My office is on the fourth floor. My play therapy room is on the fifth floor. Our agency occupies the basement and the first five floors of the building. There is an educational training cooperative on the sixth floor.
The Otis corporation decided recently that the elevator, the 1965 original, must be completely replaced. This includes the elevator car and all the workings that pull the elevator up and down. Doing this will take eight weeks. The educational cooperative has moved to other digs until November 1. My agency has no choice but to stay where we are and walk the stairs.
I am out of shape. I always take the elevator. We must accompany all our clients from the first floor to our offices.
Well, we have no elevator now, and I am doing stairs like crazy. I am exhausted. We have made arrangements that the halt and the lame will receive services on first floor. Everyone else must trudge up the stairs to where they need to go. I anticipate that my blood sugar and cholesterol will decrease through the elevator revamp.
How do you keep in shape?