Every day now, my eye is improving a bit. The day after my cataract surgery, my bad eye was already 20-30. The eye doc said it will continue to improve over the next week or two. In two weeks, I’ll have the stiches (!!!) removed from my eye and we’ll see if it hits 20-20. Yep, because the cataract was so tenacious, they had to make a larger incision and it took three stiches to close. It hurt putting them in, but I don’t feel them now. I can’t even see them in the mirror because they are tucked in behind my cornea. Amazing what modern medicine can do.
All in all, despite the pain of the procedure, I’m pretty happy with the results. I now don’t have to wear glasses to drive anymore, which for me is a thrill. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was a kid, and I am not fond of them. The thing that really bugged me was there was no good sunglasses, except prescription ones, and with my vision changing over the years, it cost too much to continually upgrade sunglasses as well as the everyday glasses.
So I had to resort to wearing the “Old Fart” over the glasses sunglasses, and I really despised the look.
One of the first things I did was go out and buy a normal pair of sunglasses, in fact I bought two pair…I got a little carried away with my enthusiasm.
Yep, I’m stylin’ now! :c)
I found something on line the other day that I can point to as the thing that started my wanderlust. It was a TV show that lasted 26 episodes and I remember thinking how cool it would be to travel all over the country. I found the DVD of the pilot movie.
Watching the movie, it brought back memories, even though it was a cheesy plot, I remember the thrill of the idea of motorcycle touring. That’s what I ended up doing, taking a 7000 mile trip around the country on a matched pair of Honda 500 motorcycles with my dad and brother. It caused the travel bug to bite me…hard.
As the years have gone by, I still enjoy the traveling, but it’s certainly much better in our Journey, nice having my bed…and bathroom with me wherever we go. But maybe someday, a motorcycle trip could happen again…
One thing about travel that is somewhat of a hindrance is the cost of diesel fuel. I’m always looking for an additional income stream and I think I found it.
Actually the grandsons decided they are going to earn money to buy a motor boat. Their sales were pretty good, they made thirty dollars and some change for a few hours work. They split up the money, each one took a share of the profits and there was some left over to go to the boat fund…all of thirty five cents. Now they’ve earned enough to buy two screws to hold down a cleat. I’m thinking we need to help them refine their business model.
Some people love RVing so much, they never want to give it up. In our travels in the area, we saw an amazing sight, an RVer who went to that great campground in the sky and took his RV with him!
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