That Was An Expensive Pair Of Glasses

Last Update: September 11, 2020

I suppose it's all relative but in 'real' terms, that was an expensive pair of glasses and it was nearly a complete disaster. How tings can change in a split-second.

Now I ask you for your forgiveness, if this post seems slightly askew. It was not my intended post, that one lies in storage, 700 words to the good and no where near finished. Hopefully it will see the light of day but I cannot promise that will be the case.(It's not been an easy one to write)

Yesterday's excursion was to the opticians, not for me but for my wife. This was the first time since the beginning of 'lock down' that she has gone anywhere other than the kennels.

I was accompanying her in case they put those drops in that dilate the pupils. Driving under the influence of said drops is not recommended.

As is common place these days, I was banished due to my presence not being 'necessary' during the eye test, fair enough. I took this opportunity to have a wander round town, taking all the precautions and sporting a very dapper mask.

Upon my travels I ventured into one of 'those' second hand shops. Not the traditional ones, the newer type, one step up from 'pawn brokers'. This one was called 'Fast Cash' and has been known to house the odd bargain or two.

Not that I was on the look out for anything in particular you understand, I was merely there to while away the hour needed to test my wife's eyes.

Shame my eyes weren't in need of glasses (mine are for reading and computer work) as I was perusing, as I might not have seen a rather well priced laptop.

Now, I cannot be held entirely to blame for what happened next. I recently had a 'comment conversation' with another member about technology, it bought to light the 'good sense' in having a 'back-up' computer, should your main one suffer a loss of all functionality.(Thank you, Linda)

I used to have one but sold it as I never used it (I was obviously unaware, at the time, of the exact purpose of a 'back up' computer). Anyway, I was unprepared for when my eyes drifted on to a rather pristine Toshiba Tecra.

Not only was it in very good condition it was also an 'i5', had Windows 10 pre-loaded and came with a charger. In my eyes, it was already a good deal but that didn't stop me from asking for a discount, which was granted.


That little lot cost me a grand total of £80 ($102 US or $135 CAD). Now I have a 'back up'

Chuffed with my impromptu purchase, I made my way back to the opticians. During my walk I mused and it was during this time that I missed the step from the pavement onto the pedestrian area.

How I never 'face planted' the floor will remain a mystery. I did, however, manage to sprain my ankle in the process and have been rewarded with a 'hobble' and a decent sized swelling. Not quite 'bragging rights' but close.

Although the laptop tried it's hardest to explode upon impact with the concrete, It suffered only a minor graze to one corner, which you wouldn't know was there, unless you were looking for it.

It seems to be all computers of late but I have managed to prepare one ready for selling, out of the batch I acquired the other day. If the rest are as nice as this one, it will be an enjoyable foray into the world of technological sales.

Today was only slightly different, as the 'caddy' or enclosure if you prefer, for the card reader arrived.

That will make a nice addition to the 'tower' and will simplify yet another task, if only marginally. I do hope it works, it's been a long time since I removed it from its previous home.

Right, I need to go and retrieve some paper work from the garage. I was going to call the car 'Old Reliable' but we know what happens when you say things like that, so I won't. It has just been given a clean bill of health, after only some minor work, which was very pleasing.

I will leave you to your Friday and hope that you are having a fabulous one.

Twack Romero.

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Sounds like you had an awesome profitable day, save for the spill!
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Twack Premium
It was indeed, it's seems like an age ago though. I am reminded by the occasional moan from my ankle.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Be careful next time! The tech excitement must have gotten to you! 🤪
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Twack Premium
It has to be said, I was excited, I'm not normally one for impulse buying.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Unfortunately, I am 🙄🙄
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Twack Premium
Yes, going by the conversations and pictures, I would imagine you are.😂🤣
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Not now anyway, but it is hard to resist a good deal! 😲
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Twack Premium
That is the truth.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Of course, you and I both know that there are ALWAYS good deals out there, so we must find a way to resist! It took me forever to quit going to auctions, but as you can see the damage is already done! 🙄🙄🤪
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Twack Premium
I like to think of it more as a 'pension fund'. You'd like to think that the value will gradually be going up.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I'll put it this way! I am truly a millionaire if I figure the cost of all the video cameras and photographic equipment I own at face value when new! 🙄
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Twack Premium
Ah, then it would come down to being able to 'liquidate' those assets.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Much easier said than done, my friend!

Jeff
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Twack Premium
I would imagine 'time' would be a major factor.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Yes, indeed, but we live and learn!
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Twack Premium
That we do and there is always something new to learn every day, as we have said before.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
It is a never-ending process!
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Linda103 Premium
Now that laptop was a bargain. Lucky it didn't get damaged in the fall, unlike you. Make sure you get that foot raised when you sit down and maybe put an ice pack on it.
I too went "flying" today. Uneven surface covered with acorns (squirrels are slacking) foot turned, couldn't stop the momentum. Grazed knee, despite the jeans (gravel) and sore hand. Could have been worse, Lol.
Hang onto that laptop. If you go away anywhere ..... sometime in the far off future ..... you can take it with you. Not easy lugging a desk top.🤣😂
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Twack Premium
That's sounds horrible, it's the unexpectedness of it that takes your breath away and makes your stomach turn.
I shall be holding on to this one for the foreseeable future, it's plenty adequate.
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Linda103 Premium
It's weird the way it seems to happen in slow motion, lol. Still it got me some sympathy from my youngest.
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LenkaSophie Premium
Ugh, that must have been a hard hit. Good job the laptop didn't explode.
The sprained ankle must hurt a lot, doesn't it? Hope it gets better soon.
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Twack Premium
I think I was lucky I didn't hit the deck, I must have been a sight, as the lady just behind me let out a gasp, I think she was expecting the worst.
It's not so bad today, thank you, just a dull ache.
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Dorrie1 Premium
Sorry you sprained your ankle but nice score on the computer great post
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RosanaHart Premium
what she said!
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Twack Premium
Thank you Dorrie, I thought it was a great deal for the money the first 'i5' one I've owned, it was like it was my birthday.
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Twack Premium
Thank you Rosana, I thought it was a great deal for the money the first 'i5' one I've owned, it was like it was my birthday.😉
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Dorrie1 Premium
That’s awesome good for you
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AbieAJ Premium
All specs are expensive in general.
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Twack Premium
I would agree but I was saddened by the 'greediness', there were at least seven options when it came to the actual prescription, each one giving you a little bit more 'vision'.
Still, what choice do you have, can't make them at home.🤓
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