All pieces unloaded, all plastic unwrapped, all parts piled into the hallway. Inevitably, this is the moment when Friend called by to pick up a dress, swiftly followed by Freecycler who turned thisinto thisand then this(photo by Little Fish). Freecycler turned up at the same time as our cleaner, who very nearly ran away again but was thankfully persuaded to
Add in one wheelchair supply company, making Little Fish a very happy Little Girl; she greeted him with a big round of applausewhilst my own joy was tempered by the size of the cheque I had to write. Still, she's got it back; she can be properly mobile at the right height for her age again. And there isn't really a price to put on that.
One bed still being built.This is clever. See those struts in the middle with the extra bits of blue webbing on them? That's the bit of the bed base which sits under Mog's hips. And the webbing adjusts the bounceability of the bed. As they are in this photo, they loosen the struts making a nice bouncy extra soft and comfy base for her to lie on. If she were a more active child then sliding the webbing towards the edges of the bed would pull up an additional strut underneath the frame, strengthening it and making it stiffer. Very cool.
Sadly the coolness was slightly marred by the discovery that there aren't enough connectors in the bed base itself. For some reason it is possible to make the bed profile and tilt, but not at present to adjust the height. This is a minor problem; he set it at the right height for me so we'll just have to only employ carers who are the same height for the next few weeks until he can sort it out.
Base on, sides on, doors on, and finally mattress in.One beautiful and comfortable, safe bed for Mog. Space for her to have seizures without hitting the sides, space for her to snuggle down without her toes hitting the ends, infinitely adjustable and unsuffocatable. And built into her bedroom now, so no need to dismantle it once the building work is done.
Is it bedtime yet?
Oh, and all finished and everything signed for in time to get down to the really important business of the day; lunch with friends!