Yesterday seemed to be the day for getting new things. My new power wheelchair arrived. I’ve used a power chair twenty three years but my old one was eighteen years old and the tires and batteries needed replacing. So I decided it was just too old and worn out to justify putting several hundred more dollars into it. Plus I didn’t trust it anymore. I sure don’t need to be several blocks from home and have it quit.
I learned two unfortunate things. One it’s a lot different driving a front wheeled drive chair. I’m used to having the drive wheels slightly behind me. Now I forget there are other wheels trailing me. So I go along and hear the sound of this table behind me is falling over.
Two is I decided to test the new chair on my emergency way to get out of the house. What is sad is I have to go across the front yard and it rained a couple of days ago. So when I got back in the house I was leaving a trail of mud balls when the dirt fell out of the treads. So now my Roomba is going around sweeping them up.
I haven’t had time to personalize it yet. I’ll get to it in a couple of days. Today I have to condition the batteries in my new power chair and that involves using them a lot so my computer time will limited.