My dog has wheels. He hates his wheels. I suppose this will take some getting used to. I found this used dog wheelchair through the Best Friends Mobility website. I don't think it was used at all because the wheels were set up as two left sides and it took a hammer, pliers and WD-40 to loosen the bolts so I could fix it. I suspect the previous owner of this rig got too frustrated putting it together and sold it. It took me two hours to put it together and I haven't even adjusted it for my dog yet. It isn't much good indoors since the wheel span is too wide. He gets snagged on everything. I intend to use it for walks so that he can go with us on our usual route. He isn't paralyzed yet, just very weak in his back and hind legs.
After researching wheelchairs for a while I decided on this Sitgo model because it is hinged and suppose to allow the dog to sit and lie down. We will see if he can get the hang of it.
In mobile home news, my tenant ran out of water so I had to ask the neighbor if I could get water from his water meter. The water meters are a mile away and people who have them will haul water to their homes as needed. I was planning to use my two 55 gallon barrels to make 2 or 3 trips so that I would not have to bring water out from my house, 30 minutes away. My very generous neighbor offered to bring 500 gallons of water over in his tank. It was 100 degrees again and we were all sweating but he brought the water and I was thrilled. Then he went to start his super-duper water transfer pump which would have emptied the tank in 15 minutes, and the rope broke on the starter. Ugh. We managed to get the water out with gravity and my little, slow sump pump. It took an hour and a half. I was so fried by that time. My main reason for going out there was to clear out my stuff from the storage room where the (now dead) mice had invaded. I only got one box and one bag, my head was pounding, and my nephew needed to be picked up from his school event so I left. I'll go back in a couple of weeks.
This week Chase bank updated their website and now I can't access my account. It is driving me crazy. I usually check my account a couple times a week. It's almost the end of the month and I need to move some money around. A call to customer service got me nowhere. They put in a trouble ticket 2 days ago. Still no answer and no access. I could get to my account on my smartphone briefly, but not today. It is unsettling to be cut off from my money. I need to know if I have enough for my extra mortgage payment this month. Vet bills + wheelchair cost around $2,000. I can absorb that if I spread it over a couple of months. Next month is my biggest bill month though because of property taxes. Sure, I could pay half the taxes now and half in December but December is not a good month for paying bills. I like to get taxes paid and out of my head for another year.
Tomorrow I get to visit our manufacturing plant in Mexico. it is always fun to see the people that I talk to on the phone. I should bring candy. Maybe mini-Twix. Chocolate always helps international relations. :)