Sitting in a waiting room filled with old people all wearing glasses I began to feel out of place. After a few minutes of, “is this better, or this?” I was starting to get the hang of it. She put drops in my eyes to get them to dilate but the drops didn’t take affect fast enough so she gave me a second dose and made me sit in a waiting room filled with other patients who were going through the same thing.
There were magazines in this waiting room that I attempted to read but my vision became so blurry that it wasn’t even possible. The end of the appointment brought the words that I was dreading,“you need glasses.” I have astigmatisms in both eyes. The doctor reminded me to put on my sunglasses before leaving as my eyes would be dilated for a while.
With my shoulders slumped and my head down I headed for the restroom down the hall. Once inside I looked in the mirror, with my eyes dilated I looked pretty frightening. There was an older lady at the sink next to me with sunglasses on and another older lady waiting in line for the sink with sunglasses on too.
As I inspected my eyes I said, “I see why they tell us to wear sunglasses, this looks pretty scary.” The women at the sink next to me smiled as she slid her glasses down to the tip of her nose, exposing a large gaping hole where her right eye once resided. “It’s not as scary as this” she said. OK God, EYE get the point, maybe glasses won’t be so bad after all! I’ll probably have nightmares about the old lady in the bathroom.
After that I drove to Wal-Mart as I figured that would be he cheapest place to get my glasses. I only plan to wear them while at my computer so I figured I wouldn’t need anything fancy. The sign at the front of the store said they were having a special, only $38 for a complete pair of single vision glasses.
I began looking through the small selection and picked out a pair. A clerk sat down and asked me some questions, she then informed that for an extra $50 they could make the lenses “computer friendly.” I knew it was too good to be true. So $88 dollars later I was on my way. They will call me in a week to ten days to notify me of when they are ready.
Special thanks to Randy for driving the bus
yesterday, it was a nice break for me. Other drivers will soon be joining us as well. I have some new friends from Rainstorm Press, other authors, who will be guest blogging and telling us about their books. I’m very excited to get to know these people and honored for them to meet you, my passengers.
Wrap some presents today and get all your chores done so you don’t miss one minute of that Packer Game tomorrow. Go Pack Go!