Last Saturday marked six months since I got my Quickie Jive M (I think I can no longer call it my new powerchair). I had done 487 miles in that time.
I was, however, a tiny bit disappointed that I hadn’t done 500 miles because then I could have written a blog entry using the Proclaimers song for a title. I was still going to write a blog entry about having had the chair six months. But I was taking my time getting round to it. Then this morning I did my 500th mile.
So now I can both write a blog entry about having had the chair six months and using the proclaimers song for a title. This is silly but makes me happy.
That’s absolutely flown by in many ways. And it blows my mind to have done so many miles. To have been so many places and done so many things that I wouldn’t have been able to without a powerchair. Some of which I wouldn’t have been able to do without this powerchair.
When the wheelchair tech delivered the chair he referred to it as “black beauty” (because I’d been so insistent on having it in black). It’s still black now but wether he’d still call it beauty I don’t know – it’s muddy with the odd scratch and several loose bits – Mum had to come round as an emergency on Saturday when I found a bolt hanging out and tightened that and several other bits. One of which is already hugely loose again. And it’s noiser than it was.
The number of miles I’ve been doing per month has been lower over the last few months as I’ve been doing less in the cold weather. And my wheelchair batteries are definitely not holding a charge as well as they were because of that cold.
I’m definitely looking forward to the warmer weather and getting out do more things again. I think my next big trip will be Birmingham to see Billy Elliot the Musical in April with a uni friend but I’ve got a date in the diary for cocktails in Reading with a twitter friend and other things are a work in progress.
It definitely feels appropriate to end this entry like this
…and I would walk 500 more!