Thursday at 9 am was my appointment at Pacific Eye Institute (PEI) in Upland to have my consultation for my proposed cataract surgery on my left eye which has worsened significantly in the last 6 months. In all I spent just under 2 hours having my eyes examined and tested, as well as dilated........I could have done without that. At any rate, at the end of it Dr. Fabricant agreed I needed the surgery, and we set the date for November 16th. I am going to get a conventional lens which will restore my distance vision, and I will wear reading glasses for, of course, reading.
We were done just before 11 am, but the effects of the dilation stayed with me for hours (effects being blurred vision, sensitivity to light, etc).....I spent a lot of time with my eyes closed, but finally by 4 pm things began to return to normal.
On our way home we stopped at my son Chris' office to pick up our mail, which included our absentee ballots for the upcoming election.....you know, the one where we elect the next POTUS. This year's California ballot has like three pages of 'Propositions' to which I mostly voted 'NO'......one of my favorites is the extension of a 'temporary' income tax......it was originally sold as a very, very temporary tax to balance the budget, and now they want to extend that 'temporary tax' for 12 more years. Once government gets used to a revenue stream they just can't let it go.....well I say 'NO, NO, NO, NO!'. From there we drove a couple of blocks to the local Rubio's for some 'Coastal Cuisine', which for me included their Original Fish Tacos.
We next stopped off at Lowe's to buy two concrete piers to which we can anchor our ZipDee awning......we are on asphalt, so we cannot pound any stakes into the ground for said anchoring, so these two 100 pound piers will give me some peace of mind when we are away from the Newell......it is almost always windy here in Fontana/Rialto.
Now that we are back in town for the first time in 6 months our kids want to see us (go figure.......:-) so they set up a welcome home party at my son Tim's home for 6:00 pm Thursday. TLE made up some of her amazing salsa, and some Mexican beans.
If you have been reading for any period of time you know there have been a lot of new babies born into our family and extended family......I have seen, and held Sharon's baby boy, Brayden James, but had yet to hold Jolene Rose, Kate's baby girl born in June.......