Finally Saturday was warm enough so I set out on a longer ride around the block. I don't think I saw a single soul. But I got half-way around the block and noticed that the charge on my wheelchair had plunged to near 10%!!!!!!!
For the first time I had to call Mrs. F.G. to come and rescue me, my ride aborted. I was worried that I would not even make it home again, let alone up our driveway and into the house. This chair weighs 300 lbs., so pushing it even on a flat floor is hard work!
This is a disaster! I may not be able to drive downtown for coffee as I did all last summer (if we ever do get allowed out in public again)! I had to sit for nearly 3 hours to wait for it to charge up again, and then it only got to 60%. Mrs. F.G. charged it up to 100% later in the evening.
I don't want to tell you what this chair cost, and I know it is heavily subsidized by the government. But that doesn't mean it's ok. The chair is less than one year old! I've already been on the phone today so I'm hoping they can send a technician soon. I will test it again today to make sure.
I'm certainly not planning to be stuck on the front sidewalk just as these beautiful warm days arrive!