“I’m afraid it’ll come tumbling down and someone will get hurt if we leave it.”
John is standing outside his covered porch, noting the rotten wood making up the exterior.
The rotting wood makes him feel unsafe in his own home. How are he and his friends and family supposed to enjoy the covered porch if they’re too busy worrying about it holding up?
That final thought is what causes John to finally make the call. He’s about to have a professional carpentry service come in to repair his rotting wood porch so he doesn’t have to worry about anyone’s safety in his home.