I am very blessed to have my parents around. They have been great parents throughout my life tho some times in my early years I didn't think so. They are doing great in their 3000 square foot home that they have lived in for the past 45 years. In many ways it still looks like new because they take really good care of it. In other ways it is just wearing out.
Dad still does most of his own yard work. For 87 years old....that is saying a lot. Once in awhile he hires someone to come help him trim the major stuff. But he trims the ivy, and there is a lot of it, mows his yard, weeds, prunes, and waters the fruit trees. He gets up early, gets the paper, brews the coffee, and spends time in his personal library. Then he goes outside to work. Sometimes he rides his bike around the neighborhood, but that is less and less these days.
On morning he went outside to work. Mom was putting around the house working when she heard a faint call. She looked around and couldn't see anything. So she went outside. She heard Dad say, "Help me outa here!" There he was in the back yard stuck in the green waste can. He had climbed in hoping to get "more" for his dollar and really pack that waste in there. Unlucky for him he couldn't get out. It was funny and Mom had all she could do to keep from busting a gut, as they say. Yeah, busting a gut getting him out of there and laughing.