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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2003
3:12 AM

Post #544221

This was my birthday present, to myself, this year. I haven't used it yet, but I plan to. It has wheels, so when you get on it, there is no need to get up and down, as much. I have had a bench, which gets me to where I need to be, but I constantly have to get up to move the thing. The scoot can be moved along without having to get up. And the seat swivels...I saw it in a cataloge and just had to have one. I can't kneel, and bending over, gets old fast.

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hillbilliebo
Brazil, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2003
4:14 AM

Post #544316

oooohhhhhh i love it!!! let me know if it works as good as it looks like it will, I'm using a 5 gal. bucket upside down with a pillow at the moment, bad for the knees getting up and down to move it, wonder if you could attach a basket to it? like on the back of a bike for some tools? oops looks like there's a space for tools under the seat, that'll work. What catalog did you see it in? Tracy
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2003
4:40 AM

Post #544332

I saw it in Gardener's Supply. The tray underneath, is for tools, I am not sure how well, that will work. I will report on the effectiveness of this creature, I guess need to name it.

http://www.gardeners.com/default.asp?SC=XNET8005&SC=XNET8005
hillbilliebo
Brazil, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2003
5:05 AM

Post #544338

Thanks so much will be awaiting your effectiveness report on the weed-n-seat? Tracy
nicksgrammy
barrington, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2003
11:25 AM

Post #544427

i have been looking at the same little scooter at costco. i have the other kind that is more like a little wagon. the down side with mine is that if you slide your bum too far forward or backwards you can flip the whole thing over. flipping over backwards wasn't too bad as i have plenty of padding in that area(hehehe). however, i flipped forwards once and bending my artificial knee that far was very painful and a little scary. also, the small wheels have a tendency to get stuck in my soft soil. in spite of everything i did manage to get nine tomato plants planted, along with two types of lettuce, two types of onions, some brussel sprouts and flowers. it took a lot longer than usual to plant as i did it all by sort of hopping along on my derriere.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2003
11:30 AM

Post #544432

Grammy, you are my kind of gardener: if there is soil and seeds or plants, you will find a way!
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2003
5:12 AM

Post #550255

I haven't found a seat like this that is tall enough for me to be able to get up when I am done. I drag a old-fashioned metal milk can around the garden to sit on. That way I can hoe, plant, or just sit and look. So far I haven't found a way to take it into the pond though. :(

Today I went into the pond dragging the canoe along behind me for putting my weeds into and to rest leaning on it. Worked great for the big pond (half acre) but still can't do the stuff in the small pond. I will figure it out though. At least when we made the small pond we put in a flight of low rising stairs under the waterfall so I could have easy acess.
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2003
4:19 PM

Post #550558

Report on the scooter: it works great, when you are going in a straight line, like down a row. Unfortunately, my yard doesn't have many of those. And the transportation of the thing...haven't worked that out, yet. It is a substantial thing, and pretty heavy, still working on that aspect. It does manage to get me low enough to do things in the dirt, and it is a good height to get up and the seat swivels, which is great. I give it an 8, so far. Now, we need to name the thing...ideas?
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2003
4:19 AM

Post #551176

can you attach a rope to the front of it and pull it along to the next weeding site?

Since you called it Scoot maybe it should remain that. I like that name anyway since it sounds like you are going FAST LOL

imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2003
2:43 PM

Post #561081

wow my garden isnt big enough for one but it sur is cute. have fun with it. Imzadi
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2003
8:05 AM

Post #561755

imzadi, you can come here and help in my huge yard. That way you can get a scoot to scoot around on.
jcf
Brooklet, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
8:54 AM

Post #564372

oh, i must get one of these. my 5 gal bucket makes the booty hurt, lol.
Janiejoy
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2003
3:20 PM

Post #568412

I wonder if there is a way to attach an umbrella to this thing? I woke up this morning wondering just that since I'm on medicine that is keeping me out of the sun and I have so much yard work to do!!!

A huge beach or golf umbrella attached somehow would make it soooo cool for me.

Any ideas?
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2003
4:55 AM

Post #568939

Great scooter to assist you in the garden! Is there anywhere to hang a container or basket to hold your gardening tools so that it would not touch the ground?

Janiejoy - I would try to attach an umbrella that clamps on to beach chairs. Not only is there an adjustable mechanism that allows you to control what you are attaching the umbrella to, but you could garden in full sun or light rain equally as easily!

OH BOY! I can see me riding that scooter with an umbrella to shield me in all types of weather & carrying a lot of my smaller gardening tools! I may NEVER go into the house until nightfall!!! Wonder if there is a way to rig a flashlight to that great gardening scooter???? HHHMMM, now you've got me thinkin' that I need one of those tooo!!!! Where did you say you found that wonderful gardening vehicle???
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2003
5:19 AM

Post #568944

Maybe you can still find one of those hats in a store that sells silly things that has the umbrella attached to it. And then wear a long sleeved shirt and long pants.

I wonder how to get up after a person has been on one of these for any length of time when you are as stiff and sore as I am with the fibro and arthritis? I need something much higher from the ground which is why I like my winged weeder so well. sigh Ohhh for the days that I could spend on my knees weeding and planting. Right now I still have petunias in their six packs that aren't planted yet because it is too hard to get down to do it and then too hard to get back up. LOL sometimes I feel like a beached whale.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2003
7:52 AM

Post #568988

Ponditis, I often run into this stiffness problem, so if you find a real solution, be sure to let me know. Even sitting long enough to have a cup of tea will sometimes make me too stiff to get up without great difficulty. And I remember plopping down anywhere with the greatest of ease, popping back up with equal ease. I never thought I would become so creaky when I was known for agility and limberness. Remember back bends? I groan just thinking of doing those, and standing on my head, then smoothly dropping down and getting on my feet? Cartwheels, tumbling over and over, oh, the fun, and now oh the pain. I wish I had done even more when I was younger. And this loss of agility came almost overnight.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2003
8:48 PM

Post #569361

Ponditis

I would send in a suggestion to the company that manufactures these great scooters. Perhaps, they may consider investing in a scooter that could be manually raised for people that need the seat height higher to help them from a sitting to a standing position!

Remember, all it takes is one well "planted" suggestion to help the "seed" thrive & grow!!!
hillbilliebo
Brazil, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2003
3:20 AM

Post #569721

Aimee and Pond if you find the answer please share with me! Would be wonderful right now DH or DS have to help me up after sitting on my bucket to tend my raised beds. If they aren't home I can't go out cause I'm afraid I won't get back up! Sympathize with your petunia's pond I still have plants in the sunroom to go out I've resorted to containers on the porch at the moment! Tracy
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2003
3:47 AM

Post #569749

I just sent an e-mail to Gardener's Supply (where I got the scoot) I included the link to this thread. I bet they will respond. I will let you all, know.
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2003
4:06 AM

Post #569768

super idea Melva! Thanks for the hopeful help in a solution to ours and many gardeners problems. Wouldn't it be super if they sent us a gift certificate for the first ones built of a handicapped scoot? I would buy one especially if it also included a place to put your tools that would be easy to reach.

Aimee, I used to do tumbling and ballet and then in high school I was on track and field and ran the hurdles, threw discus and shot put. Now I am lucky if I throw my back out when it is already out which means then that I have thrown it back in. giggle. Ohh for the days when I could turn cartwheels down the whole city block and rolling completely down a mountainside in Montana just because I could. Now I would just roll myself into a hospital bed for a stay of a duration of time.

Most of my flower beds are also raised beds which makes it much easier to take care of them but still there are the chores that really seem to need you to get down and dirty. Ohhh how I miss being able to kneel down and just pull that one weed and pop back up like a person should be able to do. LOL Pop goes the back, knees, hip, ankles, etc. LOLOLOL

melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2003
4:19 AM

Post #569778

I used to get down on the ground to weed and plant, etc. I always had something to help me back up. Since my knee surgery I don't bend very well, and I am afraid to get down on the ground...what if I can't get, back up?
Anyway, I already got a response from the e-mail, just an acknowlegement they got it. I hope to hear from them this week.
Unlike some of you, I was never very limber. I think I have had joint problems all my life, and just didn't know about it. I used to think my joint problems were due to my weight...now, I am begining to think my joints (and inability to move easily) are the reason I gained weight.
hillbilliebo
Brazil, IN
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2003
1:52 AM

Post #570588

melvatoo - gaining weight is easy to do when you can't move easily to work off what we eat I also have the same problem plus if you're like me when i get stressed or bored i eat so that compounds the problem. LOL Tracy
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2003
12:21 AM

Post #572426

I got a reply to my suggestions for the scoot. They don't manufacture the product, so they can't directly change it, BUT she said they will voice the suggestions to the manufacturer, and they said in the email to thank "my friends for their ideas" Thanks, Guys.
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2003
9:34 PM

Post #648739

i think it needs a drink holder. gotta have that iced tea or water when you are out there gardening, to keep you cooled down.
i started gardening when i was disabled already. no knees for me, but i can bend. in the spring i can't do it as well, but i often have to bend one knee or the other. but then one day i was in the shower and bent over to have the water go down my back and low and behold my fingers almost touched the floor. for someone who hasn't been able to exercise in 10 years, that is a miracle. right now my palms can reach the floor. so a little bending turns into a lot of limberness over time.
Janiejoy
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2003
11:49 PM

Post #648888

I want to bump this up -

I bought one of these and I like it EXCEPT that it can only move straight - forward and backward ... what it needs is swivel wheels like are on wheelchairs, to be really mobile.

Any clever ones out there with ideas where to get the wheelchair wheels and how to put them on?
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2003
4:54 AM

Post #649242

Debi, It is wonderful isn't it, how limber you must be to garden? My Doctor loves that I garden as he knows it keeps me keeping on. He got the giggles when the technician at my cardiac treadmill stress test couldn't get my heart rate up to the 150 that they wanted. He had told the tech that I was in great shape and he said that I proved his point well. lol

Janie, There is a place in Boise called Harbor Freight which I think is a chain store and they have all kinds of different wheels including ones that swivel. If you find what you want then you only have to take the seat and wheels to a welder or a machine shop and they should be able to install them for you.

Our son has decided to make me one of these that sits taller because I have a hard time getting out of low chairs and he doesn't want me stuck out in the yard. I think I am going to get it for Christmas. Yipppeeeee!
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 15, 2003
5:57 AM

Post #649261

Hi Melvatoo

I live in zone 10 or south Florida and also disabled. I have had the scooter for 4 months and it is great. I used to turn a flower pot upside down,now I use the scooter with the adjustable seat and tool holder. Big difference but beware of sloping ground for you have balloon tires and they do roll real easy.I almost slid into my lake!!!Funny!!!
The only drawback is that you must get off the cart to change direction. The wheels don't turn.You can only go straight-that's where I got in trouble. For me it is a blessing. Happy Gardening!
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2003
10:45 AM

Post #649332

well it is nice to hear about everyone that is gardening more because of this little machine. anything that works is my motto. as ponditis said whatever keeps you keeping on.
Janiejoy
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2003
3:43 PM

Post #649617

Yes, Tplant, that is my beef - only going straight - I don't have a lot of straight places in my hard, LOL!

Will check out the wheely place, Lani - thanks, Girl!

Looking forward to doctoring this thing up. Also trying to find a higher seat for mine - just wanting to get it up a couple of inches and pad it a bit - my ol hiney likes cushioning, for some reason. HA!
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2003
6:53 PM

Post #649825

Janie, I identify with that padding! Like I don't have enough natural padding! Hahahaha

I too have wanted a higher seat on it and something like handlebars that would help me to stand after I have been sitting for a time. I think my son can do all of that for me plus put a storage area under the seat and maybe even a drink holder too now that that has been mentioned.

Anything else that you would want on this thing? I will tell our son and see what he can make.

Hopefully by the time this is made I will know how to use the digital camera that was given to me recently by a dear friend here at DG.
Janiejoy
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2003
7:18 PM

Post #649863

What about a brake to keep it from running away?
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2003
3:14 AM

Post #650482

I have the scoot and a plastic bench...I find that I am using the bench more than the scoot, due to it not swiveling and the lack of any padding on the seat. You wouldn't think I would need MORE padding! But the plastic is a bit more forgiving, the metal seat hurts after awhile.
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2003
5:16 AM

Post #650598

Janie, I asked him that and he said "Mom, you still have your legs that you can use to stop yourself." giggle



Janiejoy
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2003
5:20 AM

Post #650600

Well, yes but sometimes you can get out of control! Plus if you are leaning one way or the other... guess I can use a rock, LOL!
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2003
7:32 AM

Post #650647

Out of control would not at all be new to me!!!!!! I am fairly often out of control. If I do go out of control I will just end up in a pond wearing a waterlily or a koi on my head and he will just get out the camera. LOL
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2003
6:46 AM

Post #735009

i just found a garden 'rocker' that i'm going to try next spring [yeah -after tomorrow the days will get longer agan!] it doesn't have wheels so it may need to stay put for periods at a time. but it looks a lot more comfortable than a bucket seat, especially the model with the padding. this is from the people who have the wrist saver [formally called earth-bud-eze] tools

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kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
3:55 AM

Post #917125

Hello folks, just found this thread. I was researching the 'Garden Scoot' on google and whaddayano - this thread pops up! Isn't that neat?

I found and am looking to buy a 'Scoot' with swivel front wheels and an adjustable seat (height). Cracked my kneecap May 1 and doc says I may not garden unless I get a rolling seat of some sort.

I tried the 'rocker seat' that handhelpers posted a picture of. It lasted about 15 minutes. The supports under the top started cracking so I returned it to Menards. It says 'up to 350 lbs.' and I am no where near that so it's not very well made.

Did anyone else get a swivel 'Scoot'? and if so, how did it work for you?
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2004
5:08 AM

Post #917185

that's awful about the rocker seat - i've been using mine for a few months and haven't had any trouble. please let us know what else you find.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
5:19 AM

Post #917200

I saw handhelpers' post and thought it looked really cool -- but now I'm reticent about seeking one out. I need something, though; it's too hard to get back up if I sit on the ground, squat (not a pretty sight!) or kneel.

Maybe the injection molding was messed up on yours, Kooger. Did you contact the vendor or the manufacturer about it? Something which does not perform well below its posted weight limit should be replaced or refunded!
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2004
6:04 AM

Post #917243

i will definitely be contacting the manufacturer of the garden rocker since i just started selling these a few weeks ago and i don't like hearing that it would only last 15 minutes. i can't imagine how it could break. i'll let you know what he says.
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2004
6:11 AM

Post #917248

Kooger, did you say you found it with swivel front wheels and adjustable seat, or did you say you were still looking for it?

I found this thread after it was bumped and read through it. If no one has found one, I had a suggestion or two to add for improvements on the original.

What about the mechanism that operates office chair seats, for up and down? Some require that you stand up before raising them, so that would sort of defeat the purpose. But a heavier hydraulic type would work. It might make it too heavy to handle though.

A tractor seat might work better. It's been a really long time since I've been on one. (30 years!!!) LOL But as I recall, they were padded and pretty comfortable, adjustable.

Since this is a common need for so many people, surely some enterprising person has designed one that works well for the purposes we need.

It could come with "additional available features packages," that you could choose to buy or not, like cars do:
Cup holder, tray, umbrella, basket
Hook-up with mini low level wagon for plant trays and such, Windshields for bugs, wipers for rain, complete enclosures with a/c, for us Floridians, heehee.
Automatic tanks with sprayers for bugs, fungicide, mold, liquid fertilizer
Well, one can wish!!!!

Actually I've always wondered why they don't make a small personal tent of some kind, that could include a dehumidifier, an air-cooling hose with fan to circulate a cooler breeze. If they can make a plug-in house vacuuming system, and oxygen tents, why not plug-ins to the household a/c system from outside.

I don't mean to sound facetious at all, because Lord knows I could use mobility help. But they have tractors with mod-cons. Why not garden-mobiles, mini-swivel-wheel golf carts???

As we get older and more disabled, the heat and humidity, the bugs, as well as the sun, the cold and the wind, are harder to tolerate. We have to be out there longer, because everything takes us longer!

And why on earth not consider that once we get down, assistance in getting up is essential? Once I get down, I have to get over on all fours to get up, or have something to pull up on. And I'm not that much overweight or old! Where is the "I gotta have it" "boomer generation" when we really need it????

These people could really make money here!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
6:16 AM

Post #917252

Same with me - all fours most of the time. And until my hands are better I can't put weight on them with my wrists bent. I would like one of those plastic benches that flips to become a kneeling pad with handles. I've seen metal ones, too, and wonder which are better.
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2004
6:20 AM

Post #917260

I can't use those. I can't sit on anything that narrow without causing more back problems. Wish they had a full padded seat. That would work! The covering could be vinyl. Knees would be happier too with a wider space and padding.
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2004
6:38 AM

Post #917274

seems to me we should miniaturize a golf cart with a swivel tractor type seat ...but i don't know how it wouldn't cost a fortune...

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
7:15 AM

Post #917307

Yes, I found the regular 'scoot' in Gardener's Supply and about the same time DH found the one with swivel wheels on the front and an adjustable seat. It also has a small basket on the back besides the shelf underneath. Put 'Garden Scoot' in the google search box and you'll get a whole bunch of sites. I didn't find it there yet b/c this dumb virus has knocked out some system files and they wouldn't all open. I found the good one on ebay but you guys can't bid on it till I get mine! lol

Doc also asked me if I was gardening on my knees (before the 'swan dive') and I said yes but on a foam pad or else I take cardboard boxes apart and lay them lengthwise next to my row and I can crawl quite a ways before having to move them. Doc said good, at my age I should never be kneeling on the hard ground (getting close to 50) because I'll pay for it later - too hard on the knees!
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2004
11:44 AM

Post #917385

hi folks.. i started a thread about a pneumatic/swivel seat previously. you can check it out here.
http://davesgarden.com/t/423037/
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2004
1:07 PM

Post #917497

aaahhhhh! 'at my age' - haha - getting close to 50 - now i feel old, very old

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
4:41 PM

Post #917686

sorry! hh 'close to 50' in comparison to 'close to 30'! That doesn't help, does it! lol I love my doc, he takes my shoulder and gives it a gentle shake and says, 'Laura, you're not 20 anymore, you have to quit doing these things to yourself!' Like I intentionally crash? :)
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2004
4:56 PM

Post #917695

haha - don't ya just love it! at least my mind and spirit is still 25!
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2004
2:25 PM

Post #918790

Here' the answer about the Deluxe Garden Rocker:

"Iíve had about 5 or 6 problems similar out of 60,000+ garden rockers. Defects happen in every product and its unavoidable. Its likely that this person unfortunately came upon one of those where the part does not process and fill 100% in the mold. Thanks"

GW - email me directly if you'd like to try one. My DH weighs 180 and finds the seat extremely comfortable [and non-breakable]

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2004
2:42 PM

Post #918810

Thanks hh! I returned mine to Menard's - was on sale for $15. Glad to hear that I got a fluke because I think it is a good idea! I decided to buy a 'Garden Scoot' because the doc wants me pretty much off the knee and you do use your knees all the time with the 'rocker'. He told me to get a cart with big wheels so that's what I did!
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2004
3:21 PM

Post #918850

you definitely can't beat that price - did it include the cushioned seat?

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2004
3:50 PM

Post #918881

no, just the plastic seat.
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2004
4:40 PM

Post #918934

How about a large beach umbrella, you know, the large type that you stick in the sand only we would use it with our scoots? I think this would work quite well and keep us in the shade! What do you think?
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2004
4:45 PM

Post #918938

k - phew! thanks! the cushioned seat makes all the difference in the world though - wouldn't use the rocker without it

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2004
6:12 PM

Post #919030

excellent plan, Tplant. Add drink holders, a radio stand, a personal fan,... lol
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2004
9:06 PM

Post #919286

Drink holders, radio stand, fan...No doubt! I want to get a small 5' beach umbrella, the type with the spike at one end. I had one last year and used it a lot while gardening; it disappeared to the land of mismatched socks. How DOES something as big as a beach umbrella get misplaced??
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2004
4:00 AM

Post #920079

Wrong boxcar of time.

The workers just forgot to bring it forward at the time you looked. Look again. Maybe they've remembered to include it in this one.

(TV show)

Happens to us a lot!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
7:26 PM

Post #921166

Sounds like something from Dr. Who - am I right?
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2004
9:48 PM

Post #921333

you're dating yourself - but, i LOVED that show!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2004
4:10 AM

Post #921875

I watched it when it was at this point: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/doctors/doctor4.shtml And I think it was in re-runs. Kinda had a crush on this Doctor. ;)
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2004
4:30 AM

Post #921898

that's the only doctor who i know!
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
4:49 AM

Post #921921

GW, no, seems it was that guy who did three wierd stories in 1 hour. Like the cat, the kid with the furry thing running around, and the extreme stop smoking with electric grid. It wasn't in that one, but a later one, I think. Maybe Stephen King???? or someone of his kind of fame.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2004
6:01 AM

Post #921970

Ray Bradbury, maybe?
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
6:49 AM

Post #922003

Could be. I don't think it's in my memory banks anymore. Obviously I didn't pay attention to the writer/director enough to remember it!! But it was interesting, only remember two, specials, I think.
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2004
3:25 PM

Post #925406

check this out folks - saw it in the new catalog from sharper image...needs a few minor adjustments to be 'perfect' - but who's got an extra grand anyway?
http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/productview.jhtml?sku=JD063

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2004
8:29 PM

Post #940270

Okay, here's the Garden Scoot. I posted the 'scoot' alone in the photos forum. Here's me, Barney and the 'scoot'. And where would I be without my 'shoes'??

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2004
8:47 PM

Post #940291

Kooger! You're a lot younger than I thought you were, for some reason. Nice to see ya!

Are those clogs comfortable?

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
6:11 AM

Post #940949

Some days I don't feel young - will be 49 this year! Where did the years go!?! Actually, I would wear my klompen more often if I didn't have surgery on my left foot in my teens - the scar gets irritated because it's right on the top and rubs on the wood. Sometimes I stuff in some foam - my dad wears them all the time in the garden and with all the rain we've had, they are great on soggy ground. That's why they were developed by the Dutch and surrounding areas - for use on the polders (reclaimed land from the sea) - because the land is so low, below sea level, they must be constantly drained so therefore it tends to be quite moist/wet land. :) now class!...
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
6:15 AM

Post #940953

Well, I'll be...Never knew that about clogs. And, of course, you'd float in them, seeing's how they're wood and all, right? ;)

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
6:21 AM

Post #940955

cute, gw! LMBO! especially if the dyke gave way and you don't have a little boy with a big thumb! One of the biggest surprises you'll have when visiting Spaarndam, the Netherlands, is the monument to the boy with his thumb in the dyke. The joke is, the story is a fictional tale written by and American author. HA HA! So many Yanks were asking to see the city the boy was from, Spaarndam obliged and built a monument!! (only in America...!!!)
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
6:42 AM

Post #940968

That's hilarious! I remember hearing of that story, figured it was fiction. Either that or the kid was made of plumber's putty!
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 8, 2004
4:50 PM

Post #942861

kooger, Where did you buy your scoot? It's different from mine. Do you have a break on yours? It looks like it! I bought mine from Gardeners Supply.

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

July 8, 2004
9:51 PM

Post #943176

I bought mine on ebay. I looked at the Gardener's supply one but it doesn't have any steering. I wanted steering but it doesn't have a brake tho. Probably what lookes like a brake in the pic is the steering arm. It's not very long - DH plans to put a longer handle on it for me. (By the time he gets around to it, my knee will probably be healed up. lol) I missed the auction and emailed the guy and bought it from him direct. I tried to find the Garden Scoot company on the internet but had no luck - was hoping I could get a better price buying direct. LMK if you want the guy's email addy - I'll look it up.
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 8, 2004
11:29 PM

Post #943278

No Thanks, I have the one from Gardeners. I was just curious.
GoldenDomer
Northern, IN

September 8, 2004
11:36 PM

Post #1040741

You might want to read "Notes from a 66 year old Polio victim" in this Forum for an alternative.
nicksgrammy
barrington, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2005
2:50 PM

Post #1291468

hey everybody, pep boys has an electric scooter that is only $399. that's less than i paid for my used manual wheelchair. the down side is that ther is only one wheel in the front so watch out for those sharp turns.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2005
4:37 PM

Post #1291632

I didn't know Pep Boys sold that kind of thing. Wild! We have one in town, but I've never been in it. I always assumed they were just another auto parts store like NAPA.
http://www.pepboys.com/transportation/personal_transportation/personal_transportation.html They sell online through eBay, looks like. Love those scooters of theirs! It would be so fun to have a scooter for my photo expeditions - easy to pull off the back roads and get shots.
GoldenDomer
Northern, IN

February 27, 2005
6:47 AM

Post #1310713

You might get more for your money if you first shop your local classified ads for used scooters. Mine cost $300 and I use it both indoors and out.
GoldenDomer
Northern, IN

February 27, 2005
3:11 PM

Post #1311058

Just a quick pic to illustrate that my scooter is not just an outdoor novelty. It is precisely because of the single front wheel drive that it is nimble enough to use everywhere indoors and forever eliminate my need for a $6000 power chair -- also, nimble enough for making the tight turns needed in gardening. An extremely trivial trade off for the fact that it might be a little tricky on "tight turns". Something, I quickly and easily adjusted to. Also, It breaks down to fit in my trunk for all the trips I take with each part being light enough for me to easily handle.

All this, just FYI.

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2005
1:54 AM

Post #1312069

Dave, you've got some nice cockpit back there behind the scooter, too. :)
nicksgrammy
barrington, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2005
11:51 AM

Post #1312429

i just found out that pep boys actually has two of the 3-wheeled scooters. one has a max speed of 3.5 and the other goes up to 12.5(eat my dust) hehehe you can see them online if you just type pep boys on a google search.

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