MY rolator came Thursday. We picked it up from the UPS depot (they never deliver to our house at a time when any of us are home, sowe have it held for pick up) and brought it home. I put it together without Sam's help. I figured if I was going to use the darm thing much of my day, I was going to tackle it from the getgo. It really wasn't all that difficult to do.
Friday morning, I went to work with it. It does make things easier in teh break room because I can carry items in the little basket, or sitting on the bench. That meant I needed less help. Garion came to pick me up on Friday afternoon. Normally, when 4:00 rolls around, I'm done, pretty much for the evening. Well, Friday, I was still feeling like I had some energy, so I didn't mind when Garion asked if we could stop off at Walmart. He wanted me to show him what the stain/oder remover we use when the cats go outside of the litter box, because our house does not have the typical scent that says "a cat person lives here." It's the only stuff that we have found that really works and works well.
Fast forward about 45 minutes to wghen we got to the house. I was a little tired, but not bad. Garion hung around for a little while, then went on his way. I settled down on the chase lounge to doze before Sam got home from work.
Friday is pay day for Sam every week and me every other week. We both got paid last Friday, which means doing the "big shopping" at the membership club. Normally I will put it off until Satureday or Sunday, because I am too tired to do it on Friday. This time, I didn't. Sam puttered around the house for about an hour, then we went to do the big shopping. An hour or so later, when we were leaving the membership club, I was starting to get that "wiped out" feeling. Back home around 9:00, I was finally "done for," and Sam put me to bed.
So, using the "rollie," as I have decided it is called, gave me another 5 hours I wouldn't have had of active time on Friday. That doesn't suck.
Saturday was just time at home day, which was fine. Sunday, we had dinner with my parents, played a game of Majhong, then several games of spades and got home later than expected. Today, I'm a little tired from getting to bed after 2 am, but I'm not the kind of tired that I have been. Maybe I pushed too hard to get around just with teh cane.