The Elevator!

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So, Isabel is getting an elevator in her house. Yes, an elevator…As a child growing up in a very small town in California, a typical first-grade field trip was to the county courthouse, where the highlight of the trip was the elevator. Yes, it was all very exciting: We all got to squeeze into the tiny elevator and ride it up to the fourth floor of the tallest building in town, then back down to the lobby, and then—wait for it—we got to go into the jail cell, which was also in the building. But that’s another story, one I will save for when Isabel puts a jail cell in her house.

But back to Isabel’s elevator. Why an elevator? Well, there is Isabel’s mother, who visits from Chile, and there are her many friends who are in wheelchairs. Then there is the dog, Olivia. She hates the stairs—hates them!!! So I get it. I would put an elevator in my own little house if it were financially feasible, since I understand elevators are not cheap. Not only that, they need to be inspected by officials in charge of that sort of thing.

When the elevator is installed I will take a video of it, starting from the ground floor and continuing all the way up to the main hallway. Trust me, it is going to be so cool, way more fun than the dumbwaiter!

In the meantime, here is a photo of the courthouse in my hometown.

2 Responses to The Elevator!

  1. Jeannie Cotter August 30, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Dear Isabel and tribe,

    This may come as off-topic but this one is urgent:

    In less than 24 hours Misrek Masih’s young daughter will appear before a court in Pakistan, under blasphemy laws that carry the death sentence. My innocent girl has struggled her whole life with mental disability — and shouldn’t be punished. I ask you to help save my daughter. Sign this petition to President Zardari to support my call for protection for those from religious minorities:

    Only 25,655 signers so far… Let’s reach 50,000..

    Thanks heap!!

  2. Florencia August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Mi querida Sarah!!! mi sueñooo!! tener un ascensor en casa!!.. Mi abuelita vive conmigo.. tiene 97 años y es un problema que suba o baje las escaleras!.. por lo tanto mi sueño es ese poner un ascensor!!!.. claro que no es barato…:( tengo pensado y decretado cambiarme de casa… asi que espero poder hacerlo.. ojala!!! .. sino a vivir en una casa de un piso solamente !!
    Que entretenidooo sera ver esas fotos… empieza a tomarlas desde que la persona encargada toma las medidas .. asi haces un álbum de el ascensor de Isabel!!… y no te preocupes ya veras un dia tu también lo tendrás,,, querer .. es poder!!!!
    te quiero bella!!! cariños a Isabel….. y atoda la tribu!! .. apropósito.. Olivia tendra que aprender a manejar el ascensor jajajaj!!

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