I bought a new set of wheels last week.
Okay so the vehicle is second hand and has obviously been used, but so long as it goes from A to B without collapsing then I’m happy.
It also folds up and very neatly fits in the boot of the car.
You see, Herself had an appointment to see a specialist in hospital. Amongst other things she has severe problems with her knees which have virtually rusted solid, so walking is very painful and verrry slooow. We have snails tooting at us in the garden wanting to pass us out. As a result of this, we would need an hour or two just to get from the hospital car park to the consulting rooms.
So last week I bought a grand little folding wheelchair.
It’s motorised, but the only problem is that I am the motor power. I reckon it should speed up things a little though and I have my eye on it for my own use. So far as I know they can’t do me for being drunk while driving a wheelchair? I can sit in it, put the foot flaps up and scoot home backwards as if I were rowing.
So the day of the appointment arrived and we headed into the hospital. I parked the car and then parked Herself in her chair. Off we went. She screeched. “Slow down! That’s too fast!”. We were only going at walking pace but then I realised what the problem was.
I have long legs. As a result I have a long stride. And when I walk at a normal pace I tend to overtake everyone else. When I am walking with someone I generally have to do so in first gear. So Herself suddenly found herself travelling faster that she has ever travelled before, outside of a car, plane or train. So I thought our speed was normal but to her we were going supersonic.
Once the appointment was over and it was time for home she climbed back into the chair and demanded that she be pushed back to the car. This time she claimed I wasn’t going fast enough and is muttering about buying a whip.
I am toying with the idea of buying a second hand mower motor. A nice little 10Hp Briggs and Stratton should do the job nicely?
But it should be fast enough for her?