Hello my lovely loves,
A fun one for you today - I have someone to introduce to you...
Because let's face it, if you don't dress in faux leather and do an Easy Rider parody, did you even get an electric wheelchair? Or is it a Never-ending Story III spoof? At this point, I don't even know anymore.
Thanks to Mum and David who agreed to be part of this and went ALL OUT. You can't really see it on the video but Mum has "love" and "hope" on her knuckles.
What a badass.
This took a few goes to film, and plenty of rests in between, and the thing I'm most annoyed about is that when I got tired and Mum had to take over the dual control of Seph I didn't think to record the hilarity that was her attempting to steer for the first time.
It was really important to me to have Persephone home before the 25th September because that’s basically my 6 year anniversary of being housebound, and I didn’t want to go through ANOTHER one feeling so trapped. Particularly knowing that I was so close to having a little bit more freedom. It would just be an extra slap in the face.
I actually bought Seph in January, but due to Covid halting alterations to the garden to house her, it’s taken this long to get her home.
I know this isn’t going to stop me being housebound, but it will give me the tools I need to improve that little bit more, and have that extra freedom and independence I’ve been missing so long.
Being pushed lying down with your legs raised makes you feel very vulnerable, a little bit like being wheeled through the world prepared for a hospital exam, so this will really help my confidence.
Thanks to everyone who made Persephone possible. Steve from the Kings Lynn Mobility Centre for matching me with a chair, and keeping her in storage while we got everything prepared.
Uncle John and Auntie Tina, who laid the foundations for the new shed and the paving to get her in.
The shed company for giving a bespoke door wide enough for Persephone’s magnificence.
Jim for doing the shed wiring to charge her (despite having been horribly stung by wasps the day before - mate, what were you thinking??).
People who gave money towards me getting Seph in the first place, including my Hairy Frogmother.
And of course Mum and David who have been there every step of the way, painting and laying vinyl floor and being willing to change their home to accommodate the new chair.
You’re amazing and I’m so grateful.