Apr 282012

Yesterday afternoon we mailed off the last of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and breathed a big sigh of relief that that job was over until next time. Somebody asked me a while back why we didn’t switch to a monthly publication instead of bimonthly. I told him that Miss Terry’s response to that was the same one she had when somebody recommended we start holding a third rally every year. Terry said that was no problem if I wanted to do it, and she said that she would be very happy to show my next wife all of things she needs to do to get it done. 🙂

After we were done with the post office, we drove to LensCrafters at the Superstition Springs Mall for Terry to get an eye exam. It was about time for her to get a new pair of glasses and we wanted to get that done before we started our summer travels. The eye exam seemed to take longer than expected, but I had a comfy chair to wait in, and though I had forgotten to bring my Kindle, I have the Kindle app on my Droid Incredible so I was able to read a book on the phone while I waited.

When Terry came out she was wearing contacts. Whoa, didn’t see that coming! We had talked about her trying contacts a few times, but one of her concerns was that most of her vision issues involve close up things like reading and working at the computer, and she felt she would still have to wear reading glasses for that. So why not just wear progressive lens bifocals, which she has been doing for the last couple of years. But the eye doctor informed her that they now have bifocal contacts, and set her up with a pair to try. So far, Terry’s pretty impressed, so she didn’t order any new glasses yet. The contacts are good for a month, and by that time she feels like she’ll have a pretty good idea if she wants to go that route, or back to glasses. Personally, I like the contacts, because one of the features I really love about Terry is her pretty eyes, and the glasses tended to hide them.

About the time we were finishing up at LensCrafters, Terry’s sister Lisa called to ask if we wanted to meet them somewhere for dinner. We always enjoy getting together with Lisa and Jim when we’re in town, so we said yes, then headed off to Chili’s to meet them. We had a good time visiting while we ate, and when we were done they asked us to go with them to the Best Buy across the street and help them pick out a laptop computer. Brother-in-law Jim had finally decided it was time to at least dip a toe into the 21st century and see what life is like here. Lisa uses a computer at work, but they’re all new to Jim. We spent an hour or two looking at different models, pointing out the pros and cons of them, and they settled on a Toshiba laptop with 500 GB of memory, which should serve their needs pretty well.

From there, we followed Jim and Lisa back to their house and helped them get the computer set up. Then we drove over to Terry’s mom and dad’s house and spent an hour or two with them before we came home and called it a day. It was a busy day, but we had a lot of fun too. What more can you ask for?

Thought For The Day – Be careful who you trust. Not everyone who smiles at you is your friend.

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  6 Responses to “Terry Tries Something New”

  1. Now we need a picture of Terry in her new contacts!

  2. Nick isnt it dangerous for you to be helping someone else set up a new computer!! With Greg out of reach I guess it must have been an emergency situation for you to help out. We can only hope that your brother in law survives intact!!

  3. I think they bought a laptop with a 500gb hard drive – not memory. 🙂

  4. 500GB of memory….whoooa. I don’t think Stephen Hawkings laptop has that much memory.

  5. Nick,

    I thought for sure you were going to convince your B-I-L to buy a Mac.:)

  6. Hey Nick, I really think you did a great favor for us and we really do appreciate the help. Great job B-I-L. I might add your B-I-L is intact. ;o) Terry looks great in her contacts, I think I may shed my eye hardware.

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