2008-03-25 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hey nobody's perfect.
You and I were living in the same Hell yesterday. I lost a stone out of my engagement ring sometime yesterday. Brent is being really great about it, but I want to crawl into a hole and die.
Aw, sweetie, I'm sorry. But remember when you thought you'd completely lost it on a flight back here? I remember most how wonderful Brent was about it. Hugs.
You'll never forget again, will ya? ;)
2008-03-25 03:41 pm (UTC)
He gets no more bathtub kisses. Because I'm afraid I will forget.
1. Can't they fit the lenses in a different frame?
2. Were they ON THE FLOOR?
1. The lenses are more than three years old, so he was really due to get new ones. But this was not the ideal time to do so.
2. Yes, because he'd been reading in the tub.
Oh, I utterly understand! Within the last two weeks, I dropped not one, but two cameras on cement or stone floors. The point and shoot is now in Sony's hands, the SLR is going to the shop as soon as I can get it there. I think we've committed approximately the same monetary damage overall, but I did it TWICE!
My sweetie has also been ridiculously nice about it, but it is still a horrible sinking feeling. My sympathies!
Ouch, ouch, ouch. Poor thing!
How are you guys? We haven't seen you in, like, forever!!! (Of course, being out of town ourselves has contributed this time!)
2008-03-25 03:35 pm (UTC)
Been there. Done that. Doesn't make one feel any better.
It would be about the same pricetag for my glasses, unfortunately.
Whoops, that was me.
I know saying "Don't beat yourself up" is futile.
I wouldn't feel too guilty; I never heard of leaving glasses on the floor. Then again, I only just GOT glasses, so I guess I'm weird about putting them in the medicine cabinet, on the toilet, or on the windowsill when I bathe.
He'd been reading in the tub. I do the same thing with my reading glasses.
I'm not saying it's smart, only that it's habit, and I should be aware.
2008-03-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know what insurance you have but if Anthem is your provider Even if you don;'t have optical coverage AT ALL showing your card is worth 30% off at Lens Crafters!
As the wearer of 200$ prescription sunglasses I've found this be a very nice perk! I'd be more than happy to make the purchase and be reimbursed if you have no similar discounts, and there's some way to manage that.
He took the insurance card in to find out. We used to have Anthem, and enjoyed that perk, but we have another company now so we're hoping.
And thanks for the offer, but since it's connected with an eye exam for which he really is overdue, I suspect it will just be all paid for today.
Do you have AAA or the like? They may have discounts!
No; we have roadside assistance with our AMEX card, so we've never gotten AAA. Were hoping for an insurance discount, but we'll see.
The lenses were okay, but he's getting an eye exam, too - it was overdue. So probably a new prescription.
I know it wasn't on purpose, but it was still stupid.
Thanks for the link! I don't see the kinds of frames he likes, but I will have him take a look - even if he gets a really spendy pair today, once he has his new prescription he might be able to order a back-up pair on the cheap.
*feels your pain*
I'm blind without my glasses and they're close to $300 retail for the lenses (well, they were that much the last time we bought them retail, 10 years ago). Now, we tend to drive 2 hours away, but they only cost about $100. But we have Indian Health, so that's the difference.
That definitely does help, but still irritating.
I think he needs a special little shelf to put his glasses on when he's done reading. The floor is a lousy place for glasses to be!
But I know my man would be sweet about it too. It's a nice thing to know!
I still have enough bad memories that I am extremely grateful.
(And we acquired a small shelf while out getting glasses. We're slow learners, but we get there.)
While I did read up thread that it's time to replace them, for future reference, lenses shaped for one frame can be re-cut to another frame, as long you go smaller with the overall lens size.
I mention it because I had a couple of pairs of glasses needlessly replaced before a salesperson broke rank to share this with me.
He ended up with a different prescription - his eyes were actually better. And the frame he liked was discontinued, so a totally different shape.
But I'll keep that in mind for the future.