Tahoe man makes comeback
Phil Moulton got two broken wrists and a broken ankle for Christmas last year.
Moulton, general manager at Embassy Vacation Resort, dropped 12 feet from a ladder while hanging Christmas lights at his home last November.
“I’m completely recovered now. The only thing I can’t do is clean the kitchen,” Moulton said in jest. “I have a hard time folding the laundry and doing the dishes and that sort of thing.”
The same Christmas lights have been hanging since Moulton’s fall.
“They’re still hanging up there from last year,” he said Tuesday. “I was thinking tonight I would go up on the ladder and make sure they’re working OK, but this time I would have somebody hold the ladder.”
Parents of six, Moulton and his wife Wren were offered a great deal of assistance from the community during Phil’s recovery.
“Last Christmas is definitely going to stand out in my mind because of the gestures from all of our friends,” he said. “I’m very grateful for all of our church family at South Tahoe Foursquare Church, as well as Tahoe Christian Fellowship and Sierra Community Church. They were the ones who really put everything together to help out the family. They really helped out my wife by preparing a lot of meals for my family and they gave a lot of prayers, a lot of prayers.”
Moulton said he is not afraid of heights, despite his accident, which hasn’t stopped him from keeping a positive attitude.
“I’m fine. I can get up on a ladder,” he said. “I haven’t really had the need to climb, but I don’t think I’d have a problem with it. Heights and gravity don’t scare me.”
Moulton and his family will spend Christmas this year visiting family in Arizona, but Moulton said he is looking forward to Tahoe’s winter.
“I’ve been up snowboarding twice already this year.” he said. “I’m looking forward to more snow. I didn’t get a whole lot of skiing in last year.”
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