bur·ly Adjective: (of a person) Large and strong; heavily built.
Saturday I helped my father move into an Adult Family Home — smaller and less institutional setting than a nursing home, but still with 24-hour caregivers. The home is at the top of a long, steep driveway. How long? You could easily park 3 cars, one behind the other. Possibly four cars. We are talking serious hill here. My dad also has a dresser with a dozen drawers, approximately 60 inches wide, 40 inches high, and 18 inches deep.
My husband and I carried it up the driveway.
It’s not the greatest feat of strength in the world, but it’s one I haven’t always been capable of performing. But I did it, and I’m pleased. I also helped my dad get in and out of the car multiple times, pushed his wheelchair, and stayed calm and positive through it all.
I don’t exercise specifically so I can carry dressers up hills. But it’s nice to be able to do so.