We bought a new ladder yesterday, as I fell off the old one again! It appears that the locking mechanism on one of the four foot sections is faulty. This is our pretty, new ladder, and Ed helping tear down the Christmas tree.
This is the bruise on Ed's wrist when he tried to mitigate my fall from the old ladder. I was nervous about the ladder and although I had checked the locking mechanism, I had also asked Ed to spot me as I went up it. When it collapsed his wrist got smashed between the two sides of the ladder. It did help slow down my descent, but Ed paid a heavy price for it! He must really love me!