Monday, September 24, 2018

Good News – and a Happy, Superstitious Camper

Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Hallelujah! I could swear it has translated into my immediate better fortune regarding minor annoyances.

For starters, Tilly is unlikely to have a urinary tract infection. The vet mainly wants to see kidney functionality. Testing for a UTI is just routine.

Whew! My wild imagination ran away with me again.

In other good news, if she does happen to be infected there is a onetime antibiotic injection our veterinary often uses in cats. She expressed utmost confidence in a good outcome without ill side effects.

Now, our pet sitters can schedule treatment if necessary. We’ll just reimburse them for any expenditures and time. We shall see.

Now, as for my antique eyeglass frames, the prognosis seemed grim as of yesterday afternoon. The optical technician appeared ready to cry giving me the news that she could not help me. But she did refer me to a specialist.

Specialist, indeed. His business is called Special Eyes. Specialize. Get it? This gal hoped he could weld my frames back together.

Anyway, this morning’s call to the taciturn specialist gave me neither hope nor despair. He advised me to visit his shop soon as possible and he would take a look.

I practically flew out the door.

Well, he got the job done. Hurray! As a blessed side note I spent more time driving back and forth, traversing two separate Ohio counties, than waiting at either establishment.

You Were Right, Lisa, I Shared This Image in August :)
The cost for my frame repair? $20!

I was in awe, and beyond grateful. He didn’t crack a smile, but I could tell he enjoys his trade. Not only did he explain the work when finished but showed me a piece from his collection of antique frames that he thought I described over the phone.

(mine are cooler, I think, though I didn’t say anything)

Come to think of it, I wonder if he would have sold me an item from his collection had the repair been impossible but my lenses fit. Who can say?
 
There is way more going on under the decorative façade here than imaginable to a layman, by the way. The craftsman explained creating a hidden pin from among spare parts that fits somehow through a sort of U shaped clip I never saw.

I don’t know. I’m just thrilled at the results.

How is your day going?

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16 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've got your glasses back. They are most pretty and I love the color.

    I'm glad the news about the kitty is better than you expected. Sometimes we go off the deep-end before we get all the facts. I do it all the time. Exhausting.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ❤

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    1. Oh, same to you! Thanks for the kind words.

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  2. Yay. All the bad made right. It's amazing how much can change in a day.

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    1. So true! Thank you for the kind word. Be well!

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  3. So glad you got your glasses fixed. I can see why you wanted them fixed. They're beautiful and delicate. And glad to hear about Tilly. We have a cat too and get all in a tither when we feel something is wrong.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I hope you are well, my dear.

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  4. I hope Tilly won't need a trip to the vet while you are gone. I love those glasses, I am glad you were able to get them repaired.

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    1. Sad to say, she did. But all is well! And the pet sitters didn't even charge us for this unprecedented (!) event. Be well, my dear.

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  5. Funky glasses! So glad you've got them mended. Even more glad about the news about Tilly!

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  6. Those are cool frames! I can definitely understand wanting to get them fixed! And it's so hard to find the "right" frames, you definitely want to keep them once you do.

    My sister has gotten that shot for her cats several times and always had good results with it. I hope Tilly is better soon.

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  7. Great news all around, cat and frames! And what a great repair price!
    Glad they got fixed before your trip. Have a great time, and just ignore us out here in Internetland! You can catch us up later.

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    1. Thank you! I am trying to catch up today after poor connectivity. ~grin~ Be well!

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  8. WOW and amesome on the repair. Those are a tad antique! HAHA....we called them cat eyes growing up. So glad they were able to repair those for you.

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    1. Thank you! I might have used the search term 'cat eye frames' on eBay back in the day. Heh... Be well!

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