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Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

KC,

I was thinking about your quest last night. If at all possible, whatever you use should have a manual-operation mode for backup. Batteries die, motors quit, hydraulic systems leak, cables break, people have problems.

You said a while back that you had used the halyard and harness successfully. Is it something you could fine-tune to use if your primary fails? Whatever you choose, practice your backup drill well - you could think of it as extra therapy.

What happens if [ you ] are incapacitated? I don't want to sound alarmist, just trying to cover the bases.
You can't beat Mr. Murphy* and Mr. Finagle**, but you can try to be ready for them.

* Murphy's Law: If anything CAN go wrong, it WILL go
wrong, probably at the worst possible time.

** Finagle's Corollary to Murphy's Law: Murphy was an optimist.
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