This morning I drove my two powered wheelchairs round and round for an hour on a circuit in my house. Boring!!! It’s been raining since Monday here so I can’t get outside to do the outside exercise I like to do. Rain and electric powered wheelchairs are not a good mix.
Is exercise really exercise when you need to use an electric powered chair to move any significant distance? Technically I guess not but it does make me feel better. I also try to spend time in virtual worlds to keep my mind active.
Saturday I finally got someone that says he will build a connection from my front emergency ramp to the street. That way out of the house is there in case of fire or power failure. As usual the guy didn’t think when he started working Saturday. He dug out the area at the end of existing ramp leaving a big ten inch pit at the end of the existing ramp then he left. Knowing it was going to rain. It will be like that for at least a week and a half or longer.
That may not sound like much of a drop and rise to someone who can walk but it means I’m trapped if there is a fire or the power goes out. When I pointed this out to him he just shrugged and did nothing.
It’s the same non thinking and uncaring response able bodied people have been giving me for decades. Of course there is the usual taking the handicapped parking place or parking their car in front of the curb cut that allows me to get out of the street then saying “It’s okay, I’ll only be a few minutes.” Guess what I have things to do too and I sure don’t want to be stuck in the middle of the street with the crazy drivers we have today.
Oh I forgot if you are handicapped you are not supposed to complain when someone who can walk treats you like shit. Well it is better than it was. A few years ago someone I knew had to pee in a coffee can at work since he couldn’t get in the bathroom. It’s a good thing he was male.