We went to the tire shop this morning before we went to the eye doctor. Actually, we drove both cars to town and left my car at the tire shop. They rotated the tires, a couple of tires were low but not enough to cause problems – just because it’s been over a year since I had them rotated but I haven’t drive 2,000 miles during that time. I know sitting in the garage is probably not great for the tires or the car and I should just take a Sunday drive sometimes. It’s been 8 months since I had the oil changed and I’ve driven 840 miles . . in 8 months. Nope, we don’t need a new car but we do need to drive the cars we have.
They said take it and have it aligned and we have that scheduled for tomorrow. Vince sounds like he’s going to go without me so that will be great.
As far as the glasses, as I had hoped, my Rx hadn’t changed much at all so I didn’t get new regular glasses. I took a piece of 40 count linen with me and talked to the eye doctor about my stitching. He had the neatest glasses that I had never seen before. They were for trying on and he could adjust the sides, then snap lenses into the glasses for me to wear and see about stitching. That was pretty amazing! He suggested that since I hardly need glasses to see except up close, that I get a single Rx in the smallest glasses that felt comfortable, they’ll adjust them to sit down on my nose a bit and I can look over them for watching TV (that doesn’t happen!) or talking to Vince across the room while stitching.
My eyes are very close together and I always have a hard time finding glasses that don’t look like my eyeballs are right on top of the nosepads. Right off the bat, I saw a pair of rather small glasses. They were the first ones I saw and after trying on several others, I went back to those.
I’m so hopeful that will work without always having to use the magnifier. I may still need the magnifier for 40 and above but for 36 and lower, I think I’ll be able to stitch without the magnifier.
The glasses are supposed to be here 12/23 and I told them I would pick them up after Christmas!
Of course, I’ll let you know how that works.