I did get out for coffee today with a couple of friends. We're training 2 or 3 friends to latch me safely into our wheelchair van, giving me more drivers to call on for outings. The downtown sidewalk had been plowed, but that still leaves an inch of loose snow/ice to drive through. No problem for the wheelchair, but guess what once I get home?
Sidewalks here are blown clear by a snowblower that can also scatter grit. So yes, by the time I got home I was leaving a trail of melted snow and grit through the kitchen and into the living room! The challenges of using a wheelchair in the winter.
Any suggestions for handling that one?
Some of you asked about the library aisles between the stacks in yesterday's post. In fact Meaford is getting a new library next year, so a solution is in sight. I've already expressed my concern, and been assured that all aisles in the new library will be wheelchair friendly.
There are numerous challenges of a more personal nature, which I'm not going to comment on, but life is far more complex than just the fact I now use a wheelchair.