They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Returning A Library Book

The facility which has been my home since about mid June is still called the Kent County Public Hospital by the locals, even though it's now a Spectrum facility. They have a nice little library on One. Mrs. Dr. Phil poked around in it and brought me two books one day. When we went to return them, she was pushing me in the wheelchair, which was too wide for the door. Oops.

But we picked up another book, Kathy Reich's Bones to Ashes, which was due today. So I finished it about half an hour ago, then fired up the walker and took the elevator from Five down to One. My first solo off-floor excursion -- and with a purpose! Since I have a wide-bodied walker, the 767 of walkers, I wasn't sure if it would make it through the door to the library, so I took the four-footed cane, and my Deluxe Gopher grabber in case it fell over, which it did. But that was when I was taking the cane and grabber off of the handlebars, since THEY were too wide for the door. (grin)

Anyway, I have now set foot inside the library and returned my book.

The Temperance Brennan mystery was pretty good, especially as it started out in Beverly, on Chicago's South Side, an area I know a bit about because of in-laws. (double-indemnity-grin)

Also today in therapy I walked up and down an entire half flight of the real stairs, 8" rise we think, not like the 7" rise of the four stairs in the gym. And took the walker for a spin all the way around the perimeter corridor on One without a break. About 280 feet. My PT therapist was thrilled with me.

I was chuffed.

Dr. Phil

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