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August 17th, 2016


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01:53 pm - Catching Up, Post #40
I am very behind, including posting here.

Part of it is the Bathroom Renovation That Will Not Die, to be honest. Progress is being made, but it's crawling, not walking. The end is in sight, M tells me, but I'm running out of time to give him. Alas alas alas.

(It's going to look great once it's done, I think.)

Work continues. Other house stuff waits on the bathroom renovation. La la la.

However, I have managed to make one decision today. I've despised my glasses since shortly after I got them in December: they're not particularly flattering, they're too big for my face, and the bling on the frames is not to my taste. The frames have already had to be replaced once. However, I felt I was stuck with them for a year, because my "vision insurance" (ie. slight discount) is only good for one pair of glasses per year.

This morning I realized that the frames (only three months old) were already out of alignment, and a screw on the frames was stripped and unable to be tightened. I checked my savings account and then, on my way to work, stopped in to talk to my favorite optician. Result: new glasses ordered, which should be here next week. I feel poorer but happier.

Also, yesterday it rained in a summer of drought. Also, this morning I pulled a favorite pair of heels out of hibernation to wear today. Also, I'm going to have tea with a good friend this afternoon.

Let's all catch up with the things that matter!

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From:mobile_alh
Date:August 17th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Life is too short for icky glasses. Hooray for fixing that issue!

I feel for you re the bathroom reno. We are in much the same place with the studio bathroom, which is getting the shower installed an inch at a time, as far as I can tell. First stage was completed three weeks ago...we have since been waiting for drywall repair so the plumber can finish installing the shower head. Drywall is "scheduled" for tomorrow. Not holding breath.

Hugs and confidence that your new bathroom WILL be worth the pain and suffering!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Oh BOO for the studio bathroom issues! This may well happen to me in the next week, though: M will finish his tasks and then we'll wait for the plumber. La la la.

Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:mamculuna
Date:August 17th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for new glasses! Something you wear all the time should make you happy.

And it seems to me that renovation projects, especially bathrooms and kitchens, are like the frog and the pond paradox (each day half the remaining work gets done, so it can never be finished...). Hope yours breaks free of that, and soon!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Something you wear all the time should make you happy. -- that was exactly my thought!

Cheers and hugs for your Thursday.
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From:gwynnega
Date:August 17th, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Yay new glasses!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Now we'll see how long they take to be made... but yes, yay!

Hugs!
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From:tx_cronopio
Date:August 17th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh, life's too short for glasses you hate! Good for you.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Agreed!

Cheers to you and your little Zelda today. :)
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From:anne_d
Date:August 17th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah the Good Things, and here's to many more! [hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
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And all good things wished for you, A! [hugs]
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:August 18th, 2016 01:30 am (UTC)
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I'm envious of your bathroom, but I can understand wanting it OVER already.

My own glasses date me, like back to the 1970s. John Lennon glasses ceased to be cool about 40 years ago, so my hat's off to you getting cool new ones.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
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John Lennon style glasses are ALWAYS cool. You have timeless style!

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:00 am (UTC)
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I also cheer the new glasses- what kind of frames did you pick?

We also finally had rain, and while I wouldn't say it's cool, it's not hit the 100+ heat index the past two afternoons.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
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The glasses are Diane von Furstenberg licensed: they're tortoiseshell with a cool little 70s vibe. And they fit my face MUCH better. :)

HURRAH for the lowering of the heat index. May our autumn come soon!

[hugs hugs]
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From:claudia_yvr
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:56 am (UTC)
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As someone who wears glasses, I can attest to the importance of having a pair you feel comfortable wearing!

Good to hear progress is being made on the reno. Rome wasn't built in one day, etc, etc. My parents have been doing their kitchen, and it's been dragging on for months. All the cabinets have been replaced and the walls done, but the floors are a mess. The sub-floors need replacing, plus my parents have to agree on a floor they both like. The latter is really the hold-up. One time, my childhood home ended up getting painted a ghastly brick red because that was the only colour my parents could both tolerate, with the result being everyone in the family couldn't stand it.

Am currently planning a trip to Chile in the fall -- so exciting, it'll be my first time there.

::hugs, hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear oh dear for your parents' renovation stalling out. Design choices can be really anxiety-making!

But YAY for your upcoming trip to Chile! How cool! [hugs]
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From:beadattitude
Date:August 18th, 2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh lord, I hear you about the Renovation That Would Not Die. I had a "three month" project that took seven and nearly bankrupted us. The contractor was my father in law. So. Hopes for a quick resolution!

I am hanging on for a new pair of specs meself! Hooray for glasses that make you feel good!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 18th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh my God, your Renovation That Would Not Die sounds so miserable. Belated hugs for that.

Happy Thursday, Bead! :)
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From:janus_74
Date:August 18th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Yay! for new glasses. I've stubbornly held on to my old pair because I like the way they look.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 20th, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm holding onto my sunglasses for the same reason -- I love the frames. I can probably make them last at least one more year....

:)

Cheers for your Saturday!
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From:freixenet
Date:August 19th, 2016 12:42 pm (UTC)
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Yay for your "alsos," because we takes our goods where we can gets them, o yez.

Sigh for the bathroom, though.

hugs, hugs, and looking forward to seeing those heels!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 20th, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)
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The heels will make a return next week, possibly Thursday. :)

Cheers and hugs sent cross-county! We persevere!

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