Retail Therapy Part Two

No, this isn’t about the bike yet.  Sorry.  Soon, I promise.

I’ve had the same glasses for four years.  I wear them every day.  It was time to replace them.

I rode 3.5 miles to the vision center yesterday, and got a full eye exam.  This included the “picture of the retina” thing that they charge extra for.  My prescription is unchanged in one eye, and slightly changed in the other.

I can still see okay through the old glasses, but the lenses are quite scratched and the frames are worn.

I picked out a similar frame, and it’ll be more than a week before my glasses are ready.  As “retail therapy” it’s not as satisfying as a new bike, but it is more useful.

When I left, I took an alternate route through some neighborhoods.  I needed a few extra miles.  I was eventually dumped onto a busy road – but it has multiple lanes and I usually take the lane.  This time, there was road construction, and there were only two open lanes.  I did something I almost never do.  I rode the sidewalk until I was past the construction.

Even with “no beer June” going on, I had a little beer on Wednesday.  Yesterday was worse.  I parked myself at Four Pegs for hours and drank.  Then I went home and took  nap.  Diane wasn’t very pleased with me when she got home from work.

Anyway, I’m back to no beer for the rest of the month.

2 thoughts on “Retail Therapy Part Two”

  1. It seems many bikers I’m following are dodging construction. Wouldn’t it be nice if all those projects included bikes in the final infrastructure?

  2. Ugh. Louisville is building two new freeway bridges over the Ohio River. The original plans called for bike and pedestrian access, but that was cut to save a few bucks.

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