I received a call early in the morning that my aid’s son was sick she wouldn’t be making it to me for the day. However, yesterday was mahjong and I wanted to go. This is why I got a handicap van for my independence, right? So I decided I was going to go.
I was more worried about getting out of my house without my dogs running out the door on me. I decided to be very proactive. My word for the week. I brought my scooter out by the door earlier than I had to leave with my sneakers in the chair. I put out two dog cookies they’d get when I left and I secured the dog gate. Then I sat down again until it was time to go.
It just so happened my maintenance guy for the condo was right outside my place when I went to leave. He’s so good to me. He helped me and actually put my sneakers on for me, which proved a little more difficult than anticipated. He also helped me out into the van, although I didn’t need it. It was an easy transition in the van to the drivers seat and I was off.
I had no problems at the place other than a few doors. With the wheelchair and the van everything was easy peasy. I was so excited for my first outing alone and proud of myself I had to share it with everyone. This is why I wanted the van so badly. In one week it has given me so much happiness and freedom already I can’t be more thankful to everyone that helped me get this accomplished.