FOWC with Fandango: Notion


Today I had a notion to go into town again, on a Thursday afternoon, something I have not done since covid 19 arrived. What did I see? There were people on the streets walking around, people enjoying the fresh outdoor air sitting in street cafes, even the shops were all open. Was life back to normal?.

I actually had a quest to fulfil. I am now carless and life is taken a new turn, but I am enjoying it up to now. Although I am used to breaking speed limits in my electric chair, I still have a second thought before entering a store for the first time. However, I have noticed, this is not necessary. Today I decided to change down to a slower gear, as I was missing some of the articles I wanted to buy in the store. My biggest problem is when the frozen goods I need are on the top shelf of the refrigerator and I have to organise my  cane for support and keep my balance whilst opening the heavy door to reach the article I need. I am afterwards glad to be sitting safely again in my chair, although practice makes perfect and I find I am improving all the time. I went to three different stores in town today, and was that fun. For the first time in a while I felt alive again.

The next obstacle to overcome will be a rainy day. Then I will not be cutting curves with a wheelchair, but doing the balancing act in the local road train with my walker until I reach the store – just two stops away, so not so far. One day Winter will be here again with the snow and sludge, but I will overcome that problem when it arrives. Even when I was with car, I disliked the Winter conditions. I shop in the afternoon which is always an advantage in Winter, as the roads and pavements are then usually clear.

Yes, my head is full of notions at the moment.

FOWC with Fandango: Notion

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