Thanks, WildBill! Went to dr. today and they told me to use my judgement. I'm going back to work on Friday (4 weeks, 2 days post surgery) so that's pretty good I think. I did get my stool out and got in and took it for a quiet little ride up the road and back, washed it and pasrked it back in the garage and, as WB said, no worse for the wear. I'm inching it closer under the winch to get that top off but the BF said he would have nothing to do with helping me til towards the end of July, so It looks like I'll have to recruit someone else! lol I am a bit more sore today but could be also because I washed the vehicle which was something new to me to do since surgery- who knows? At least getting back to work will give me something else to think about without so much spare time on my hands. Thanks again everyone!