Follow by Email

What is it about nice people that attract total idiots?Nice people are martyrs. Idiots are evangelists.

SOCK IT TO ME BABY!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A little more meat to the story...

The great lens adventure started right after I took my shower Sunday night, right after Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck completed their first drives.  I sat down at the computer and wiped my lenses on my shirt- which is when it must have popped out.  The entire rest of the night, I was back and forth between the couch and the computer- a three-step walk.  It must have been out then, because I noted somewhat sleepily that when I would go to mark up one of Luck's many scores, I wasn't focusing quite right.  Eyestrain does some of that too, so I just put in eye drops and kept the glasses off except to mark up scores.  I went to bed shortly after the half, because I am an old man and need my sleep.

I woke up to the usual Monday morning blurry-eye fest, and staggered down to see how bad Denver got mauled.  Now it seemed ridiculous, and I told myself my daily "I really need to get new glasses" lecture.  I sat down, put my shoes on, and went to clean the lenses...wait, make that LENS, singular!  Mind you NONE of the other things I did that night did I do with glasses on.  It had to be somewhere between the computer and the couch.


For those of you who don't peruse the comments, let me paste up an answer I gave about the extent of the search:

...the couch has been checked in every possible way several times . In addition to all the likely places, my laundry hamper, the trash in the kitchen and bathroom, under the printer, under the dog cage, under every throw rug, my clothes drawers, under the refrigerator and stove, the living room closet, Laurie's room, the stairs, inside books, in chairs I never sat in all day, the pants I wasn't wearing at the time, kitchen cabinets....


And none of that is an exaggeration.  You should hope to never have a proctology exam as thorough as what that sofa has had about eight times.  But the lens is still gone.  I am beyond clueless as to where it could be, but am on the watch for suspiciously shaped dog turds (even though Scrappy would never eat a non-food item unless it was caked with baked on cheese or soaked in grease).

So I left work at noon (never mind I was a half-hour late) to check the room one last time, get out my insurance, and see if it covered the Wal Mart Vision center (it did.)  We got there at 12:45 and were told the doctor's next opening (which this was the first time I had failed to get right in) was at 3. Great.  So we got something to eat down the street, which took us to about 1:35.  I sent Laurie home to get some sleep, and basically wandered around until 2:55 (when they let me fill out paperwork).  Laurie arrived at 3:20, at which point I was still waiting to get in.  Finally got examined, got out with dilation drops in my eyes, and looked for frames until the assistant called me over to do the insurance thing.

I have good insurance, not ObamaCrap, so it paid for all but a $10 deductible- with one slight hitch.  Wal-Mart accepts my insurance- but not the optometrist, so I had to eat the exam fee.  Still that ain't bad, but the part that convinced me this was God's way of saying, "I have been telling you to get new glasses..."  was what I found among the frame choices...

...that's right, they make Duck Commander frames!  Is that not cool?  "Hey, KC, I'm getting Duck Dynasty glasses!"

So now, I'm fighting gamely through working with my readers, taking it easier on my reading, and.. Oh!  Two other things I wanna mention.  Don't forget to stop by the NHFFL fantasy football page.  Are the State Ducks still undefeated?  Will a power rise from the Purple Division and take control?  You won't know unless you look.  Second, I got Sunday picture news for you all...

Look! they way to Shoaff Park is now OPEN!



Scrappy was beyond excited to add new places to his route!

This new part takes you down from bridge level and across the little inlet and onto an actual neighborhood street.


These folks have a lot of neat little pathways down to the river- which, being private property, we stayed out of.

The street ends at those yellow posts becoming bike-and-foot-traffic only.

Then, up another boardwalk...


This is really scenic and neat- for Indiana, leastwise.

Suddlenly, sunlight breaks around the bend.  What could it be?

A soccer field!  Right at the edge of the park.

Here's the choice- up the paved road, or down the trail into the woods? What do you think?

Now we've been here before- a ravine that forms the southern border.


Oh, those whacky squirrels!


Once around the pond, and it's time to head back.

Here's a big noisy kingfisher that... Crap!  Missed it!

Here's Scrappy wading into the... Crap!  Missed that, too!

Heron fishing on the way home...

I thought I missed him taking off, too! 





19 comments:

  1. I can't wait to find out where you end up finding the lens... and you will sense you got new glasses:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it will be one of those things revealed only in heaven, like JFK's killer and why the Cubs traded Lou Brock...

      Delete
  2. If I ever lose something like that I'm immediately checking the dog bed. Maybe Scrappy picked it up trying to "help" you, and carried it off into an unlikely (unless you're a Beagle) place?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nah, if he can't classify it into "things I like to eat" or "things I can get dad to play tug-o-war with", he generally ignores it. Especially after he tasted the wooly worm.

      Delete
  3. The definition of frustration is looking for your glasses without your glasses. I should know... I'm legally blind without them.

    Which reminds me.... I'm almost out of contacts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I was feeling it that morning. I'm almost relieved that we still haven't found it yet, in that at least I don't feel so stupid about not finding it right away!

      Delete
  4. Chris:
    Duck Dynasty glasses frames...well it's happy, happy happy time at the Martin residence then.

    BTW, you WILL find the lens after ypou get the new glasses...always happesn.

    And you STILL take gerat picture for being a temporary "one-eye"...perhaps a parrot on the shoulder?
    (arrrggghhhh)

    Good post.

    Stay safe (and don't shiver any timbers) up there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pics were pre-loss... although it would have been nice to have an excuse over missing the kingfisher...

      Delete
  5. Of course they make Duck Dynasty glasses- they have their hand in all things marketing now. Are your glasses camouflage? You'll be so happy when you can pick them up. I've been postponing my visit to optometrist because i know my prescription has changed and will need new lens.
    I love that bridge. Scrappy seems pretty happy on it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They have a bit of camo on the earpieces. And Scrappy was as happy as he is at suppertime when he figured out he was going to new places to sniff. His dream, I think, would to grow to the size of a planet and sniff the whole earth at once.

      Delete
  6. So sorry to hear about your lens but hey, Duck Commander makes the loss bearable. Lost my lens once. Found it in the pocket of the shirt I was wearing. Still do not know how it got there.

    Nice boardwalk!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thus one complete tour through the laundry hamper, and a second as the clothes went in the washer. Even though I was wearing a t-shirt.

      Delete
  7. I love your walk. Thanks for sharing it with me. I love uncle Si. would love to spend time with him, he is a hoot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As long as I didn't have to be his boss...

      Delete
  8. This always happens with the fingernail clippers at our house! Someone will use them and not put them back or put them in a different drawer. All I know is that when I need them, I can NEVER find them!!
    Pics of the bridge are awesome! Looks like a great walk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Difference being, one can work without fingernail clippers. But yeah, if it is needed or important around here, it knows how and when to hide.

      Delete
  9. You live in such a beautiful area. The new walk looks like a lot of fun and not too tricky with all that boardwalk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a lot of beautiful areas tucked inside a bunch of large, ugly ones. Sometimes you have to have selective vision.

      Delete