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Ruby Tuesday: What’s with all the noise?

12 May


Sometimes my dad can be really loud.  He has these machines and I don’t like them.  He was tearing up the floor with this one.  Something about a leak or something.  Whatever, I don’t know why anyone would cut a big hole in the floor.  That’s just asking rats and mice and stuff to come in the house.  Sometimes I wonder if people ever think things through.

What you do when the leak is UNDER the floor

See, that big ol’ machine, just cutting a huge hole in the floor. Then they were all impressed with the big thick wood.  La-de-da!  Yea, people!  That wood was there for a reason — to keep out the rats!  And mice.  And squirrels.  And all the other vermin!  Moles could come in now.  They never listen to me.

Subfloor -- serious subfloor

It wasn’t all noisy this weekend though.  Mom did get some stuff put away.  I think the kitchen might start having food in it again soon!  I hope so!  Toes crossed!

A corner nearly done Moving back into the kitchen


Eye check

12 May


Lately, things have been looking a little blurry to me. In particular, I find that my arm isn’t quite long enough to read small print. This has been a bit disturbing to me as I have always had great vision. I do take comfort from the fact that my younger sister also needs glasses now as her arms were getting shorter too. Weird, huh? Along with that, I’ve also noticed that I can’t read things far away as well as I used to. More disturbing. So, on Saturday, I took myself in to see Ruthie’s eye doctor. I got good news and expected news. The good news, my distance vision is fine — my eyes are just not relaxing when I look in the distance so they aren’t focusing the way they should. Fixing the near vision should help and then my eyes can relax better. The expected news was that I am getting glasses.

My doctor calls them “detail” glasses. She says I need them for near and middle work. I can wear them as much as I want to and they will help my eyes to not be working so hard. That’s good news. My eye doctor is wonderful because she totally took my lifestyle into account when discussing my options with me. First of all, building a new habit is hard and using “detail” glasses only some of the time would be hard. It would be much easier to put something on my face and leave it there. So, she took that into account. We also discussed how I would inevitably push them up on the top of my head so she said I need plastic frames with a spring in the hinge. Done and done.

I ended up ordering Coach frames in a lovely and flattering burgandy color. Here is a link to the frames I’m getting for sale on eBay [click].  They looked great when I tried them on — although they were in black not the burgundy — I did try on a couple pairs in the burgundy and it looked great too.

Poppy as seen by dilated eyes

At the appointment, she also dilated my eyes so the rest of the afternoon, things looked like that flower: blurry, too bright, and pretty irritating. Best of all, I forgot my sunglasses — it’s understandable, I only have 43 pairs after all. So, I got to wear this sad little roll up sunglasses as I ran my errands that afternoon. I was a sight to see, I’ll tell you.