Sunday, October 17, 2021

Should I have gotten out of bed today ?

 Yes indeed. Both screws in my troublesome front caster decided to fall out today, leaving me at an odd angle and going nowhere since the small wheel was on the floor. Fortunately, I was in bathroom which is tiny and able to scoot onto the toilet lid where I could then collect the screws and caster from the floor, tilt the chair up toward my lap and attempt to put everything back together. For the moment all is as well as it can be. It is Sunday so of course my original vendor for this chair is closed.

FBK offered me the opportunity for what turned out to be a rather useless chat with a nameless individual who suggested I call the office tomorrow. Really? When I pointed out that the company website contains various "How To" vids for an assortment of problems with vans but nothing for wheelchairs, the response of, "That is a good idea, I will pass that on," struck me as being a bit late in the game. This company started selling chairs in the eighties and we've had internet and social media for long enough that someone at that mobility company might have thought for more than two seconds about this. Perhaps, as with many things, this idea has been suggested and rejected from another source. Either way.  I am not getting my hopes up.

Strangely, because I almost never eat it, I wanted oatmeal today. That seems a funny thing to eat with temperatures still in the mid-eighties. However, I happily followed the microwave instructions, awaiting a comforting bowl topped with banana and a few berries. The resulting explosion took more time to clean up than the oatmeal did to eat and if I deign to make it ever again it will be in a pot on the stove. Slow cooking has its advantages. 

Thanks to those of you who shared links for recipes of vegetarian Pho. I look forward to further investigation. No tofu will be involved.

Happy Sunday...


Elephant's Child said...

Sigh. Big, big sigh.
And I hope you love your Pho.
I like tofu - though my partner refers to it as bean-turd.

Boud said...

One of Those Days. I don't trust microwaves with anything more demanding than heating cold tea. An oatmeal explosion is not what you needed today.
I wonder if the chair issue wasn't exciting enough to the mfrs to demo about. Is there a user group, maybe? The mfrs don't seem much help.

jenny_o said...

How frustrating about the continued wheel problems. Why would the company not have a video on that? What about a YouTube video from another source? You've probably already searched for that, I imagine.

I've had more than one explosion of oatmeal in the microwave. The trick is to cook on quite a low setting. This means it takes longer, but it's worth it to avoid the gluey mess in the oven.

Ms. Moon said...

There certainly should be videos on simple repairs for those chairs! You can't be the first person to find a need for one!
Oatmeal in the microwave?
I too learned this the hard way. And it doesn't take much more time on the stove anyway.

Ms. Moon said...

You can't be the first person to have needed some more information on how to deal with that chair. How frustrating!
Oatmeal in the microwave?
I learned this the hard way. It really doesn't take long in a pot on the stove anyway.

Wisewebwoman said...

I've microwaved my porridge for years. Leave it soaking in water overnight and then 2 mins and it's ready. Mind you I don't add fruit till after. And I do put the microwave cover over the bowl. Not that I'm perfect, my disasters happen elsewhere. Most notably recently in Labrador when I went arse over teakettle in a museum with a full audience and the biggest bruise you know where I have ever seen.

Grrrr on the wheelchair.


Steve Reed said...

Do you have a thing about tofu? I like tofu, though admittedly it does need to be prepared well. (Extra firm and given some texture via cooking)

That sucks about the wheel. I hope you get it fixed sooner rather than later.

Ms. Moon said...

I am having a very hard time getting comments through on your blog, e.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh shoot, I hate to hear you're still having troubles with the chair.

I really like pho but had no recipes. I'll be interested to hear how you like what you make.