I should have known, from first thing yesterday morning, what kind of day it was going to be. Starting with sleeping through the alarm I’d set so I could get up and get a headstart to a long day, right through trying to change the roll of toilet paper and ending up by dropping the fresh roll into the toilet bowl, I had signs it was going to be a difficult day.
We did finally manage to make it to all of our errands in Redmond, including my eye exam and subsequent purchase of not one but two new pairs of glasses (luckily, we were able to turn a $410 purchase into a mere $155, through clever use of an eye plan discount we get through our bank and by recycling my existing set of frames, which were in remarkably good shape after three years of living with me). Yes, I now have driving glasses and reading glasses. I’m having to get used to the reading glasses — anything beyond about 10 feet gets blurry. This is more than fine for my daily computer work and reading books, but I’ll have to figure out the best way to keep both pairs on my person (or at least near me) at all times so I can switch, because if I’m not looking at something up close, the reading glasses will get me sick in a hurry.
It is nice to be able to read my monitors again without having to crank up the font size or get a headache, though.
We also managed to swing by the office so I could get the lowdown on some stuff I’ve been asked to do. We also picked up a new ATX power supply for Steph’s computer, dual-1GHz motherboard with processors, 512MB of RAM, and even a 40GB hard drive thrown in — all for very cheap, courtesy of the Seattle Craigslist. These will go into the Exchange server, giving it a much needed upgrade, freeing up other components so Steph can have my old system and we can get her back up and running on her own machine.
All in all, it ended up being a productive day; everything just took longer than we’d expected. I ended up working on day job stuff well into the evening. Thank goodness today is Friday.
On the calendar for the weekend: some good clean RoboRally fun with new friends, a Saturday evening visit to Church of the Apostles, some computer upgrades, and hammering out Chapter 5 of my ebook.