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I Had A Screw Loose But It’s Gone Completely Now

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.


36 responses to “I Had A Screw Loose But It’s Gone Completely Now”

  1. Bruce Goodman Avatar

    I always suspected you had a screw loose, Herb. Just kiddin’… !

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Now you know.

  2. peanutbuttersandwiches_ Avatar

    As someone who wears eyeglasses too, I can strongly relate to whatever you’ve just written. Eyeglass wearers, listen up!! We revolt at dawn and-
    Joking. I’m glad you guys made it out of the accident (majorly) safe…
    stay sticky,

    1. Herb Avatar


  3. Lisa Mae ❤️ Avatar

    Sorry for your screwing struggles… will keep you in my prayers

  4. Zoewiezoe Avatar

    Glasses. Suck.
    Contacts not an option? They at least don’t tend to screw you over as much 😉

    1. Herb Avatar

      I haven’t had them long enough to think about sticking a piece of plastic in my eye.

  5. pendantry Avatar

    I’ve worn specs since I was seven. I’m very aware of those teeny-weeny screws. But in all that time, I’ve never had one drop out after just two weeks! If such a thing were to happen, my first thought would be to demand that the vendor fix it, it’s clearly a flawed design. Here in the UK we call it ‘not fit for purpose’.

    Speaking of which: thank you for fixing your background! I can read the text on your blog again, yippee!

    1. Herb Avatar

      I lightened up the background and changed the type to “bold”.
      I plan to go there this morning and get them fixed.

  6. Paul Avatar

    I had a pair of glasses, years ago, for which the screw kept coming loose. Even with a repair kit it was a nightmare to keep having to tighten it.

    That said, two weeks is way too soon to start having a problem like this. Are yours still under warranty?

    1. Herb Avatar

      Oh yes, thanks. I’m going today and have them fix it.

  7. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    I have been in glasses since 5 I have broken frames, screws lenses and hearts. (I Look great in specs) I am now into Trifocals and am not even a senior yet. Trust me they suck. On the other hand Isn’t it great to see. So in essence don’t be embarrassed to go get them fixed from time to time. Also if you hear laughing behind your back, well…

    Laughter is contagious. Start a pandemic!

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol! Thanks for the encouragement. I’m going this morning to get them fixed. Laughing or no. Haha

      1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

        I’m only laughing behind your back. So you don’t know

        1. Herb Avatar

          I thought I heard something behind me but when I turned around there was nobody there. My littler grandkids love that game, saying my name, and then when I turn around they keep following me.

          1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

            I’m nothing if not acting like a little kid

  8. colinmcqueen Avatar

    Colin’s rule of little screws for glasses: it’s never the right one.
    PS what on earth were you reading in the picture at the top?

    1. Herb Avatar

      I will remember that rule.
      That book is the Bible. The red letters are where Jesus was speaking.

      1. colinmcqueen Avatar

        Gosh. Sorry Herb. Guess I’m the one that needs glasses. I didn’t see it as English.

        1. Herb Avatar

          Well, it’s just a stock photo from Pixabay so it might be anything.

  9.  Avatar

    No bueno.

    1. Herb Avatar

      That’s for sure.

  10. Margy Avatar

    Thanks for fixing the background.
    Sorry to hear about your PT Cruiser. I drive a 2003 too and would be very sad if it got smushed. Of course, you all getting smushed is far worse…

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yeah, I miss that car, too, but you’re right, getting smushed was no fun at all.

  11. AJMcGregor Avatar

    It is the little things that can throw you right over the edge. What can antagonize me instantly is unknowingly getting a sweater or shirt caught in a drawer and then getting pulled back as I try to walk away. I’m sorry about your accident, and sorry you have the lawsuit to deal with, but I hope you get a huge settlement.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you! Yes, little things can be very irritating.

  12. stevescountry Avatar

    You obviously got a faulty pair of glasses, they should give you new frames. Mine started doing that too, but after the warranty period. One screw just would not stay in for more than a few days and it’s not easy to find when you can’t see good enough to look for something that small! I finally glued it in place, maybe not the best thing to do, but it worked, no problems for 4 months now. I need to get new glasses soon anyway, so new frames will be bought as well. Hope you get them fixed properly.

    1. Herb Avatar

      My wife is going to do that with one of hers.

      1. stevescountry Avatar

        It really does work.

  13. kagould17 Avatar

    The screw in my glasses never fell out, but I did have a screw loose and the lens would drop out at the most inopportune times. As you say, looking for a part of your glasses is easier with glasses on. Stay well. Allan

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Yeah, it’s hard to see without them for some things. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. cheriewhite Avatar

    Oh, glasses are a pain! I’m so glad I’m not one of those people who can’t wear contacts! And your stubbing your pinky toe remark made my pinky toes hurt! Been there, done it, and cursed a blue streak! LOL

    1. Herb Avatar

      Hahahaha. I’m still a noob at the whole glasses thing and the idea of putting a piece of plastic in my eye on purpose just doesn’t sit right with me yet.

      1. cheriewhite Avatar

        I can understand. When I started wearing contacts in my teens, I was a little afraid of putting something in my eye but once I did for the first time, I realized it wasn’t as bad as I’d imagined, and I felt such freedom because it was like using my own eyes again, if that makes sense. 🙂

        1. Herb Avatar

          It makes sense. Maybe after a time…

          1. cheriewhite Avatar

            Only when you’re ready. 🙂

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