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Th Car Adventure

So, after a long horrible freezing rainy winter,alone for the most part, I decided this must change! So I phoned a salesman at the Toyota dealership in Hattiesburg that I had done business with before, and told him I needed a vehicle where the back seats could be let down to accomodate a wheelchair. I wasn't fussy about the looks or age as long as it would start. He said I have just what you need, and was surprised when he said he'd have it delivered to my house!

About three hrs later, a 2013 red Yaris was driven up in my driveway by a delivery lady, I signed a bunch of papers,and was in business. The Yaris is a sporty looking thing with a hatchback that lets the w/c be inserted just dandy.
I went straight to the insurance office and insured it. ON THE ROAD AGAIN! OMG! The feeling of independence and freedom is priceless.
Not having to wait on someone to show up and go get my mail or go to the store for me, or God forbid actually take me to the store. I had thought about how exactly I would manage to get out to a car, close the back door behind me, load purse and other essentials etc, so I had already figured out how to do it before I actually got a car.

I have a house wheelchair, and a cheapo w/c I would keep in the Yaris
and that's what I do. I can stand briefly to pivot and transfer into the Yaris, and leave the house w/c at the back door.

(Today I'm using a computer at the Lucedale library because no other little libraries in the little towns around have working computer systems. What Crap! What a bummer!Lucedale is a 50 mile round trip, but Oh Well, at least it has a computer that lets you stay on for 30
Love to all, susil

posted on June 19, 2015 10:59 AM ()


Good mileage car!
comment by jondude on June 22, 2015 5:14 AM ()
Red sounds like a great car color for you, as in: 'I'll wear purple and drive a red car.'
comment by troutbend on June 20, 2015 8:37 PM ()
So pleased you are able to get around again. It must feel like being re-born. Since your computer time is short, you might try writing your posts at home and transcribing when you get to the library. Or are you already doing that?
comment by tealstar on June 19, 2015 6:36 PM ()
It is so good to hear from you even if it does make you drive 50 miles.
Thirty minutes doesn't give you much time on the computer. I will be
writing soon and telling you all the news.
comment by elderjane on June 19, 2015 5:28 PM ()

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