OK, first let’s get the blatant bid for sympathy over with. Here is a photo of Rowdy, the knee scooter that is saving my life. That bulky thing encased in purple sweatpants [which are the height of post-op fashion, by the way] is my leg; nine days ago I had the first of two surgeries to repair the shredded Achilles tendons in both my heels. [Right leg first, then left leg sometime next year.] I am currently wearing a plaster cast and am not allowed to put even an ounce of weight on the leg for four weeks. Which is driving me crazy!
All right, I’ll stop fishing for sympathy now. The point of this post is actually the Small Nordic Dyneema Shop Bag sitting in Rowdy’s basket. Somehow the Shop Bag seems to magically expand the capacity of the basket. It also adds a touch of organization. My favorite use of it is to separate wet things from electronics. It makes me nervous to put my thermal mug of tea or water in the same basket with my iPhone 6, my iPad Air, or my Macbook Air. But it's vital for me to consolidate trips, because the longer I'm on the scooter, the more likely it is that I'm going to do something stupid and fall. [Believe me, it's happened already.] So I slip the mug in one of the bottle pockets inside the Shop Bag and make sure that the geeky gadgets are outside the bag when I am clumsily wheeling around. So if I do topple the mug while trying to dodge my Newf Yukon or do an eight-point turn in the kitchen, the bag will keep the liquid away from my precious geeky gadgets. One less thing for me to worry about!
I also took the Shop Bag with me last week to the surgery center on the day of my procedure, to carry my change of clothes, water bottle for afterwards, and sunglasses for the drive home. As several other forum members have noted, most recently @vivelly when her daughter broke her leg horseback riding and @eWalker when her mother had to make an emergency trip, TB bags can help make a stressful experience much easier, and even pleasant. It’s one more reason why I love these bags.