Sunday, October 18, 2015

Odds and Ends

The newest news is that I am ow wearing contacts (again).  I needed new glasses, so decided to try contacts as well.  I'm in multifocal lenses, which means that I can read as well as see distance without glasses.  In a perfect world I would have clear vision 'at all distances' as the marketing writeups claim.  It is a work in progress, but these lenses are pretty close.  Now to see how much I can get glasses for on-line.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I did go to Mexico for glasses, but didn't like any of the frames.  I haven't liked any of the frames around here, either.  So, I'll see what I can find in the world wide web.

Getting a clean bill of health, especially for my back, has left me with no excuse to not exercise.  I have not been back to the gym as that was what seemed to accelerate the pain issues in my back.  I am trying to remember to do the Step 1 of the Convict Conditioning exercises to start getting my core stronger.  It does tend to involve a lot of watching the videos of the guys demonstrating the exercises on YouTube.  They seem nice.

With yesterday's rain the triple digit temperatures seems to finally be gone.  I've started cleaning the massive amount of dust off of things on the screened porch, and even swept my walks and carport.  I continue to get rid of a few things here and there, and hope to get the piles of papers scanned and/or shredded.  Staying home on weekends until the first weekend in November when I go to Las Vegas again. 

That is most of what is going on.  Mom is fine, the cats are healthy and happy.  Work is...  challenging.  Less said about it the better.


  1. I try to avoid Walmart like the plague. Their optical department is another thing though - I don't think it is a Walmart operation but is probably contracted out. I have always been happy with their selection of frames and the glasses I get there. I've used Walmart Optical in Sacramento, Arizona, and New York, and would say they are all great. If you have a certain type of frame in mind then you may do better online, but I am 100% satisfied with their product and service.

  2. I bet those guys are "nice" teaching you the exercises. lol Jim also got his frames at Walmart and really likes them. Mine came from Mexico.

  3. I've been pretty pleased with Zenni Optical online. Can even put a face pic up to try different frames on your mug.
    Bigfoot in TX

  4. happy your back is better!

    ~Have a lovely day!