I have had ample time now to sample the delights of the stair lift, installed on Thursday. It has got graceful curved lines in places but the visual impression is not exactly homes and garden!
There is a bit sticking out near a door which has to be lowered every time...the noise of grinding metal is not conducive to a quiet life. Once in place the worst bit are the bleeps...It bleeps when you begin the operation, through the ride and goes on till the sticking out bit is safely lifted back into place....
If you go off to get something from upstairs or downstairs the bleeps resound through the house....until you've parked the chair!
No one would have this in their home except for need. In this case the need to get my husband up to the bedroom and sitting room.
He will have to take his heating aids out first!
As an optional extra to any home it does not fit into the farmhouse cosy image at all but it does get up and down the stairs!
The other good news is that I have not had to bleed the radiator in my bedroom so far today...I haven't yet tested any of the others...but by this time most mornings I've used the key twice! Hope is starting to spring!
Yesterday's young man has clearly solved some if not all the problem!
Now all I need for a slightly better weekend would be to see some improvement in David. Even a little improvement in his mobility would help and I'm not too proud to beg....please God!