It is now February here and quite cold outside. As my husband left for work this morning, he told me that it was going to be really cold today. I told him that I had no intention of leaving the house! But it is not always like that and just every once in a while, it is warm around here and I might be out. And then trouble ensues from there. 😀
He was driving a white sedan rather than riding a white stallion. Recently, I went to a store down the street and about half way home on my return trip, I realized that the charge on my power wheelchair battery was quickly losing power. I knew I was in a pickle, but I had no choice but to continue to my house and hope that I could get there. When suddenly, from a faraway land (well, ok, it was a suburb nearby), my prince in slightly rusty armor rode to my rescue and helped me to reach my final destination; or, get home!
It turns out that my prince was actually my husband. Robert had felt sick that day and left work early.
I knew that I was having chair trouble and I actually had my battery charger with me, but I was on a city street and there was not an electrical outlet anywhere to be found.
The street that goes to our house has a slight incline to it. When my battery charge is low, any incline can make it impossible to move forward.
So, it seemed like I was moving about one inch a minute. At a snail’s pace.
I have discovered that when my battery charge is low, for whatever reason, my chair will go better if I can turn around and go big wheel first. Because of that, I was driving up the hill backwards. All in an effort to get myself home.
My vision is poor anyway and driving up the street backwards didn’t help any. I had just spun myself around in a forward position, when I noticed a white sedan stopped right in front of me. Then a man in a dark blue shirt jumped out of the car and I figured it was a police officer offering me assistance.
And the man says, “Raeanne, do you need help?” I looked up and instantly I knew it was Robert! My hero! I had been rescued!
He drove the car home and returned to me and pushed me home. Robert, my prince in slightly rusty armor!
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