Well, I finally got out with my new scooter and the dog! So pleased I bought it now, it was quite a nice day earlier, if a little windy, so I got the scooter out of the garage and took it for a test drive before getting the dog out. The dog was a little wary of the scooter at first, but soon got used to it and we had a nice wee jaunt round about where I live. I learned quickly about taking corners too fast, and I am now going to look at the manual to see how the armrests fit onto the seat - I couldn’t see how to do it before, so just left them off. This, along with my gung ho cornering attitude and the uneven surfaces I had to travel on, led to a few iffy moments when I was nervous about slipping off the side of the seat!
My garage door is an up and over door with a weight so it closes itself once it starts, and I have now worked out how to close it without clunking myself in the head - it moves too quickly for me to get out of the way, so I stand at the side, lean against the wall, and hook the handle of my walking stick onto it to pull it down, works a treat, and no sore head!