When I woke up this morning, I reached, as I always do, to my left to grab my glasses.
They were not there.
Nor were they in any of the locations Zephie and I tossed the apartment to search over the next half hour.
Eventually, we both called in to work, me because I can't spend eight hours hunching over a screen to put it four inches in front of my face where the words become legible, he so that he could drive me around to find an eye doctor and glasses shop.
It turned out not to take driving so much as walking, but after visiting two shops and phoning around to others, none could be found that had walk-in appointments available today. So tomorrow at 7:00am I will be getting my eyes checked so I can get my first lens prescription in ten years. (They had my records from back then, but the prescriptions expire after just two.)
Meantime, my activities are limited to a) a few minutes at a time of hunching and squinting to get a view of a screen to send work emails and post Inkbunny journals, b) listening to music and podcasts, and c) playing on my 3DS, which I can hold at a comfortable distance to see. (No 3D functions, though.)
I'm even going to miss tonight's WoW raid, because although I know the fights like the back of my hand, and could do my rotation almost blindfolded, I would be unable to see the on-screen notifications of particular mechanics that need to be avoided.
I had, at one time, a spare set of glasses. Ten years of moving from dorm to apartment to dorm to apartment to apartment to apartment to apartment, however, have left me with zero clue where they are or even if they still exist. This time, I'm getting two full sets and keeping the spare set in my desk at all times.
6 years, 5 months ago
21 May 2012 19:15 CEST