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Sunday, June 30, 2013

I’m Stylin’

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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  1. Glad that your eyes keep getting better. Been there - done that.... it can have some bad spots to get over. As for that RV... I looked twice to make sure it wasn't us ;-) Bill does genealogy and we frequent a lot of cemeteries. More than once we've been invited (by the caretaker) to stay the night. Actually very peaceful places to stay and often good places to go birding

  2. Reminds me of telling my grandfather that boats were going at about $1000 a foot back in the 60's he said he was ready for a half footer. The boys are going to have to sell more lemonade to get to the half foot model.

  3. Glad your recovery is coming along nicely. A year ago my son had LASIK eye surgery, and then I said the same thing to myself - amazing what modern medicine can do.

  4. So glad to hear that you are liking the results. Very encouraging to me. I think you look terrific in both pairs of glasses. But I'm really with you in hating to wear glasses of any kind. I've had them since I was about 12 and forever get them jammed on my nose or knocked off my face one way or the other. I loved my contacts until my eyes got so bad that I couldn't use them any more.

    What a great thing for a father to do, go on a 7000 mile motorcycle trip with his sons. Your dad is a class act for sure!! I'll bet you were the envy of every other guy you knew having such a cool dad.

    That's the graveyard caretaker's RV right???

  5. Nice shades!!! You look just like the guy on the video box. :)

    That cemetery "RV Park" looks typical with the railroad tracks running right next to it. ;)

  6. Somehow I pictured you in more John Lennon style sun glasses. ? Glad things are improving.

  7. So happy to read that your eyes are getting better every day:o)) The new sunglasses are WAY COOL!!!

  8. With those first set of sunglasses and a little bit of practice at saying "how ya doin'" and "fuhgeddaboutit" you just might get a part in the next mobster movie!

    Glad to see your grandson's have that good old entrepreneurial spirit.

    As far as your 'stylin' goes, I'd go back to the sunglass hut for another look or make sure your Doctor actually did surgery on your eyes 'cause you're not seeing all that well. I'm just sayin'...

  9. You look like a movie star in those shades:) Glad the eye is doing so well!

  10. Paul glad to hear that your vision is improving. Hopefully, you'll be "back on the road again". We'll leave the light on for you.

  11. No more old fart sunglasses? come on.

    I hope the suture removal isn't too painful. Must be nice to have such good vision.

  12. Stylin indeed! So happy your eyes are improving.
    Yup, I think those boys have a way to go on the business plan :)

  13. You definitely look like you're incognito. Glad that everything is working out for you and your eyesight. I read recently a town shut down a lemonade stand there because they didn't have a business license. Did the boys get theirs?

  14. Nice shades there ... I'm on the reverse path ... never wore glasses until about 10 years ago, so I am having to adjust to wearing them now.

  15. Yep, definitely stylin'. Glad your eyes are doing so well, but, stitches! Wow! Nothing's ever easy for you, is it?

  16. Glad your eyesight is getting better. My next stop for glasses may be Mexico. I can relate with Then Came Bronson. I was not yet 16 when that show came out but my dad and I watched it every week and took trips on his Harley almost every weekend. The rest is history, thanks for the flashback.