Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In Which Connor Gets A Chair

We had another busy day today!

Connor and I drove out to Olympic Pharmacy in Gig Harbor to pick up his corner chair, which arrived today.  Specifically, this corner chair.  We picked it over the others we looked at because it's simple, came with a tray and also because it didn't have any cloth pieces on it, so it's super easy to wipe down.  I think it's going to work out really well for him-- especially when he's using his iPad.  Once I get the H-harness adjusted correctly (he's not wearing it in the picture) I also think it will be good at preventing him from leaning over and exacerbating his scoliosis.  We'll see how that goes!

We also had a minor adjustment made to Connor's wheelchair; the back of the chair wasn't locking properly in place.  Luckily it turned out that the only problem was that the headrest was a little too low and not allowing the mechanism to fully lock.  So they just adjusted the headrest up a bit, and the problem was solved.  I love easy fixes like that.

After we were finished at the pharmacy we hopped back in the car and drove across the street, where we ate a late lunch in the cheapest restaurant available in the somewhat upscale shopping area.  I think we must have hit the restaurant on Active Elderly Women Lunch Date day, because they were everywhere.  Connor is an AEW magnet.  By the time we'd left the restaurant, we'd had no less than three pairs of women approach our table simply to tell me how adorable Connor was.  Connor gave them a halfhearted wave while they cooed over him and went back to watching the wind blow the patio umbrellas around outside. 

I swear it's like living with a celebrity. 

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day outside so we ended up walking around for a while, and then stopping by a plant nursery on the way home to pick up another shrub or two for the front yard and some seeds for the planned vegetable garden.  I have quite a bit of planting to take care of now, so I'd better get moving!


1 comment:

krlr said...

Well I'm with the AEWs and the origami girl - he IS quite the heartthrob.

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