When I was young and purty.... I used to have a big Red S on my chest... Yup... I had Superman vision... When ever'body else was braggin' 'bout havin' 20/20 Vision... I could laugh at 'em... I had 40/20... yes sir, not only a genuine western hero but a hero who could see the trouble coming... twice as far away as anybody else! :)
So... then... as the rest of ever'body complained about gravity causin' their parts to sag... I had it a lot worse... Started to notice tooling leather, that the flowers and such weren't quite as crisp and sharp... What the hell?
I remember riding with folks, looking for missing horses... "There they are" I'd say... and point.. The people with me would say; "Huh? There's nothing there!" To which I'd reply; "What are you talking about? They're right there!"...
... Then we'd ride for twenty minutes... a mile or more through the mountains... to where I'd seen the ear flick or the tail switch behind a bush... and there'd be the Horses...
But... the years have dragged along until... I can't read a freakin' newpaper... if ya shove my face into the page!
... and glasses... The only thing I despise more then glasses... outside of the sunglasses that make me look so cool :) ... would be a life without Motorcycles! :)
They can send a man to the moon... they can transplant livers and fingers... but... Not one company on earth... can build any frames that can hang the lenses I need on MY face...
My gol durn stinkin' proboscis is so... uh ... generously proportioned... that any glasses sittin' on it... has me trying to look out through the middle of my forehead... and then... those eye docs keep talkin' me into TRI-FOCALS!!!
Kinda like Gus McCrae... "There's some things my vanity won't abide!!!" :( ... so... I been fighting the degeneration of my super powers for quite some lil' while...and for some reason... I just never tried out Contact lenses...
So... goin' down the road on the Raider... I can't read a map or see the speedometer... 'cause my glasses won't fit worth a ding under my helmet... so any time I have to look at the map tucked in my tank bag or try to keep my speed legal... it's an issue :) and trying to read the GPS or the dash in the truck I have to pull my sunglasses and put on cheaters... a royal pain in my western hero caboose!
Well... yesterday... I broke down... finally... and went to an eye doc at Costco... and now... here I sit... after a fifteen minute ordeal gettin' the dang things stuck in this morning... tap tap tappin' out this post... with no glasses... tryin' to get bi-focal contacts to adjust... The doc told me that MOST of the adjustment is training my brain...
UH OH... I gotta train my BRAIN? ... UH ... Don't they know? sheesh... now I got my left eye... and my right eye... arguin' with a brain that is ... uh ... somewhere else altogether!... This could get interesting. :)
It'll be pretty cool if I could go back to goin' down the road and actually be able to see some of the maps and such... without having to find a scratched up pair of stinkin' glasses that don't fit!
Seems like there's a good chance... this is the first post without glasses in a long time!
Chores and such are gettin' done in Denver... and if it will quit raining... we might even finish up the welding on the shock mounts this afternoon... Then, an Easter Egg Hunt with Jilly Bean on Sunday... and we should move up to Fort Collins on Monday...
Seeing the Light in Denver
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I have been wearing fake eyes since 13. LOL enjoyed your version of hell on eyes...
And yet you "see" things more clearly than ever before! Sigh. Aging is full of irony.
I could never get used to bifocals. If you can't, try monovision, where one eye is for distance and the other is for reading. I had no trouble with that.
I've worn those kind of contacts for years--one for reading, one for distance--work great!
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