After yesterday’s jeeping tour we debated whether or not to proceed with our plans for going to the Phoenix area today—we waffled and debated—and ended up heading out about 10:30!! I was the chauffeur with Michael riding shotgun trying to figure out the phone GPS—he at least is starting to realize the benefits of that navigation tool!!!
My new glasses had arrived at Costco several days ago and I was itching to get them. We didn’t need much else—bottled water, snack almonds, etc. Five Guys provided our lunch—delicious burgers! Two other quick stops—Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart—and we were headed home to a very happy Ms. Emmi!
For many, many years I’ve worn contact lenses—one in my left eye for reading and one in my right eye for distance. As the years have gone by and my reading vision has deteriorated along with my age , correcting my vision with the contacts has become more and more difficult. My optometrist told me we were at the limit for what he could do with mono-vision contacts. Eyeglasses were needed for any kind of sewing including running the longarm, plus I needed eyeglasses to read. The contacts were used mostly for a day out and about—I could still read price tags and labels on food, etc.—but I wore my glasses at home. I’ve about given up on the contacts although at this present time they are my best method of vision correction when riding the ATV—I can then wear sunglasses or goggles.
Before we left for Phoenix Michael went to the Congress post office and retrieved our mail—this is the first time we’ve sent for the mail since getting back to AZ and it was a box full!! Now I have lots of magazines and newspapers to read!
This evening we took a walk around the park to see some of the new cactus—it’s amazing how beautiful all the cactus are this year. Not as exciting as yesterday but still a good day!!