I live in a second floor condominium. The elevator is out of commission for two days as they put new tile in it. I love that this doesn't really affect me. I can easily climb the two flights of stairs to get to my home, even while carrying John in his car seat!
When Steve and I were trying to decide if we should by this place just 2 1/2 years ago, I was using a mobility scooter and was very concerned about living upstairs. At that time, if the elevator was out of service I knew I would be stuck in my home until it was fixed.
You won't hear me complaining when I have to carry a trunk full of groceries up the stairs this afternoon, because having the freedom to come and go as I please is suck a blessing.