That Was An Expensive Pair Of Glasses
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.