Boudica`s chariot keeps breaking down.
Last Thursday, whilst on a very important retail therapy trip…to buy my outfit for daughter`s wedding…the motor on my leccy chair packed up.
I was told how to unlock the mechanism by the engineer. it cuts out if you press the start button for longer than 4 seconds. Kept trying the sequence and it wasnt having any!
So, sis had to release the motor part and manually push me! Well, poor sis is slight and weighs tons less than me, but, bless her, she pushed me. Luckliy we were on a level precinct and there was a Shopmobility closeby. She got me to there and the chap had a look and reckoned the battery lead was worn and loose. he fiddled with it and got it going.
The rest of the shops we wanted to vist were all downhill from there. Happily my chariot played nicely and we completed our shop.
The chariot did the same yesterday, when hubby was out and i was
I was dusting the mountain of dust on the fireplace, underneath my birthday cards, when I wanted to move…nowt…chuffin
nowt! Oh bummer! I could do chuff all, but wait for hubbys return.
He came in shouting
Alloooo, where are you? I called back,
Im in here and i
m chuffin stuck!
, he said, as he dropped bursting asda bags with the weekly shop and a jacket fo t`wedding.
Then he twiddled, and jiggled and pressed this and that and …nowt!
he managed to drag me and the chair…no mean feat…but he is bigger and stronger than my liccle sis…to my recliner, where I slung up and hoisted into it.
At bedtime he got me onto the commode and pulled me into the bedroom…nowt saucy like! Them days are well gone!
Anyroad, the engineer has just been a diagnosed a faulty battery lead/plug, and failure was caused by all the trudging and trundling. he replaced them and chariot was happy again.
I asked Russell (thengineer) what could I do if I broke down away from home and he said they dont come out…so what would i do, if hubby wasn`t available? Maybe ring Social Services…what if it was a weekend? Oooeerr! Better put their emergency number in me mobile, eh?