Carol, I'm smiling with you... in total sympathy. When I moved a full freezer accidentally, and moved it back accidentally the next day I realized how much power was dangerously in my hand. "It tried to get the dishwasher off its mounting" never worked for me. I had to always fess up, as much as I tried to blame "it", lol. However, if your chair won't go straight, that is serious. I had a small wheelchair in the house next door and did a lot of damage to woodwork, but couldn't get through the bathroom doors. When the big chair arrived we moved here, where there's more room, so I got to mess up another house. Now in my third chair, which I own, I rarely have trouble... but I could do some spectacular damage if I didn't pay attention. Hint...if you need to stay in the chair all day, you will need all the functions that only the big ones offer, such as tilt, recline, raise legs, elevate seat. Please don't rule out that because you're staying inside.