Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22306 – 790:
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Sometimes the littlest things can be the most annoying. The grain of sand in your shoe or your sock slides down into your shoe or you go to the store and get home only to realize that the one thing you needed is the one you forgot. Or how about stubbing your pinky toe? That’s beyond annoying and in a class of its own. You get the idea, though. Well, I’ve recently discovered a new (to me) nuisance. Eyeglasses.
You may or may not recall back in August our car, a 2003 PT Cruiser, got hit by a semi-truck. I’ve written very little about all the problems that it’s caused us because there will likely be a lawsuit and I don’t want to muddy the waters. One of the things that did happen was that we likely received concussions or some other sort of closed head injury. In my case, it was discovered that, because of my injury, I needed glasses. I have worn them for a little under two weeks and survived nicely. It’s nice to be able to see with more clarity than I was aware existed. They have some sort of prism something or other in them to help me walk in a straight line. I was just starting to get used to them and liking them.
I always try to wipe them very carefully with the special cloth they came with and therein lies the tale. As I was wiping them tonight I heard a little noise of something tiny hitting the floor and then the lens popped out! There is apparently a teeny-tiny little screw that holds the frame together and I unwittingly loosened it. Search as I might (without glasses on, of course) I couldn’t find the thing. I asked my wife, who has worn glasses most of her life, if she knew where the little eyeglass repair kit was but it was not to be found. She came and helped me look but to no avail.
So, tomorrow I must be off (“Oh, you must be.” I heard that!) to go get them fixed and on the way back I will pick up a couple of those kits with the little screwdriver and screws in them.