Folks, I do not know how I missed such a typo! The first floor not the third!! This is a ranch.........no stairs for me except to the basement laundry and I'll work that one out!
Last night, I spent some time at my brother's house, where I hoped to get my broken glasses fixed. My sister in law was kind enough to invite me for dinner. During our hour or so at the dining room table (that's my family, folks)) we discussed the logistics of moving.
In truth, we discussed the logistics of my sister's pack and move status. My task is simply to get a truck, reload it, move it across town and unload it. Most of my things will go on the first floor. My sister still needs to pack her house, get it staged.............you get the idea. Thank heavens one sale is not dependent on the other! I'm really wondering if she should not just pack up the house (barring obvious trash and donations) and simply have a yard sale after unpacking. It is as they say, a conundrum! By the time I returned "home" it was well after midnight. Another reason to be thankful I no longer work or run a household.
Unfortunately, soldering my glasses was not an option. I am not a do it yourselfer in that area, but it would seem that the metal is coated, and a small piece of frame was missing. The solution in this case? You guessed it-superglue! The glasses were taken to the workbench, where a slow-drying superglue was applied and the glasses were put in a very light vise. While they are not fixed, they are Jerry-rigged and will function until mid August when I order new ones. My eye exam is next week and I am researching both online and warehouse club alternatives for eye wear. My backup pair is, of course, wherever the box is that holds the items from my dresser.
Today I have been very sedentary, because I got poked in the knee. Sometime back I wrote about my severe arthritis and knee damage, and why I was not considering a knee replacement as an option. Today I went in for one of my alternative therapies-a knee injection. This injection is good for six months to a year, and is designed to lubricate and cushion the knee. Traditionally these injections were given in a set of three (one each side), but it seems the technology has changed. Now there is one large injection per knee, and I had one today. The short term side effects of this injection are rough-pain, and soreness. The long term benefits have traditionally been good in the past, so I suffer through the pain. I sit on the recliner, legs up, with a pillow under my knee. Fortunately I took a walk this morning, because that will probably not happen for many days.
In other news, my son tagged along (In case the knee was too bad to drive) and had planned to take pictures of the actual procedure. Unfortunately, once he saw the eight foot needle, he had other plans and faced the wall. I tried to explain that there was just pressure, and the needle was really really thin, but he was not buying it (for those medical folk amongst us, it was a 25 gauge needle). Ah well, we will have to settle for a stock picture today folks.
Meanwhile I have very laid back plans for the rest of this day-and possibly tomorrow (although tomorrow is generally errand day). I'm going to drag every Christmas item I have out, make a display on the patio and photograph it in that lovely setting so that I have photos for art fairs and my new website (another story for another time). Other than that, reading, enjoying the weather, and room arrangement planning (on paper) is the heaviest lifting I plan to do this evening!