Just to let ya know . . . .
When you are pulling boxes of Christmas decorations out of the storage area in the attic . . . and the ladder slips out from underneath you . . . but you catch yourself by the ribs on your left side, your left lower shinbone, and your right pinkie finger . . . it's gonna hurt. (But not as much as it would have had I gone down with the ladder! I only had one foot on it when it went!)
Poor Tom had just brought some boxes downstairs for me, and I think he made it back upstairs in two huge bounds! And, thankfully he WAS in the house . . . otherwise I would have had a L-O-N-G wait. Oh, well, that storage area needs to be sorted, anyway. ;)