Thursday, April 19, 2007

Oh, what a couple of weeks!

Went to CJ Pawlak's baptism on Sunday; new pictures are to come real soon now on the Pawlaks' blog Modern Commentaries. Bright Sunday is a wonderful day for a baby's baptism.

Have spent the last two weeks getting a refinance on the little anchor hold, having the porch rebuilt, an electric porchlift (a small outdoor elevator) installed, and today I took delivery of a beautiful reconditioned used Pride Maxima mobility scooter. I practice-drove around the neighborhood for three hours and am beginning to get the knack of it. Tomorrow or Saturday, I try to get on a city bus..... and if I'm successful, I'll scoot to church on Sunday.

No more waiting on the tenant or imposing on the next-door neighbors to lift the wheelchair or walker up and down the porch steps, and no more calling taxicabs to go around the block! Hip Hip Hooray, Sweet Liberation!

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5 comments:

MikeF said...

Congratulations, Karen! I pray the bus experiment goes without a hitch, and that you're able to scoot to church... Wonderful to be able to get about properly - you'll be able to go and feed the ducks, and all kinds of goof things!

MikeF said...

Sorry, Karen - I meant good things!

Mimi said...

Hip, hip Hooray!

I kind of like the mental picture of you doing goof things ;)

Ruth said...

Congratulations! It's so awesome that you are going to be mobile - - independently. I remember the day I got my ramp (a friend built it) and I took my first trip out in - well - a long time. There was this big grin on my face. I felt like I had just been let out of house arrest LOL I still remember the first place I went - church :) God bless.

Ruth

Karen Marie said...

It doesn't fit on the bus, at least not with the basket on back, I tried and got stuck halfway on. But I scooted all the way downtown and back, so I'm going to try a straight scoot to church tomorrow. I know Roger the sacristan will let me plug in for a couple of hours after Mass if I need extra juice to get home!