Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It Would Appear I am Blind AND Senile

With all the excitement of Homecoming and The Teenager's visit, I completely forgot to mention that I finally went to the eye doctor last week. As expected, my prescription for my glasses has changed and I am now facing the reality of...bifocals.

Wait, did I already mention this?

I did, didn't I?

Yeahhh....losing it. And, I don't just mean my eyesight.

Anyway, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for my new glasses to arrive. Because I am thrifty, I used my old frames for the new lenses. However, because my prescription is so wonky, I also required a pair of glasses for distance and driving, so I ordered a pair for in the car. Then, since I can't drive without sunglasses, I ordered a clip-on visor thingie for the long-distance glasses (which I thought was smarter-and cheaper-than paying for prescription sunglasses). In total, with the exam, my bill came out to jut under $1400, at which point I thought I might also need to throw in some heart medication.

Luckily, my new insurance at Day Job entitled me to some discounts, bringing my total closer to $600, which still ain't cheap. But, you know, neither is good eyesight, so, there's that.

In addition to discounted eyewear, Day Job also provided me with a flu shot last week. This week, the soreness in my arm has worn off but I am experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. Or, I caught The Teenager's cold. Either way, I'm feeling just slightly off my game.

And That's going to be my excuse for repeating the fact that I have to get bifocals.

Yeah, that's it; I'm sick. Not senile.

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