Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One Year Later

Someone called me from Acorn Stair Lifts today.  They said it was a courtesy call for people who had shown interest in their products in the past.  We were fortunate enough to have a friend let us borrow an Acorn Stair Lift when Lynette was having so much trouble getting up and down the stairs.  My mother-in-law Beverly is a real estate agent.  She had a client who was moving one of his parents to a retirement community.  The house that was being sold had a stair lift and the client offered it to my mother-in-law after Beverly told him about Lynette.  We installed the chairlift in our house on 2/15/09.

The stair lift is a chair with a motor and rechargeable battery.   It rides on a rail that is fastened to the treads of your stairs.  The chair rides up and down the rail using a gear system.  The battery recharges when the chair is at the top or bottom of the rail.

The rail that came with our stair lift was one step too short for our stairs.  We managed the extra stair and the stair lift was an amazing assistant when we most needed it.  I recall contacting Acorn, perhaps to inquire about a longer rail.  When they called today the man on the phone seemed somewhat surprised that we no longer needed their product.  I was happy to tell him the person who had used their product had an experienced improved health and no longer required the stair lift.

Lynette walked on the walking trail at work yesterday.  It's a moderate 1.6 miles but she said it's the longest walk she has taken since she was sick.  She is still struggling with neuro problems in her hands and feet. 

Anna has a school field trip to Washington, DC in April.  Lynette volunteered to be one of the chaperones.  Lynette will be able to get a visit in with Dr. J while she is up there.  This will save us plenty of time and money by not having to make a trip up there.  Lynette's worried she is going to get lost going from the kids current field trip venue to Dr. J's office and back the kids new current field trip venue after the appointment. I'll have to make her up customized instructions with rail line colors, rail line changes, and Google street view pictures to keep her from getting lost.

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