May. 10th, 2009

Trip

May. 10th, 2009 12:39 am
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On Tuesday I'll be leaving for South Africa with Matilda, to go stay with my dad and stepmum for a month (I'll be back on Thursday the 11th of June).

The boys are staying here, one has work, and the other has school and of course all the therapies he receives there. I didn't want him to miss any of that. A month is a long time in therapy terms really, especially as he's already had really patchy Physical Therapy this school year, between the late start of the first PT Alexis, and then the 2+ months where she wouldn't treat Dashiell until we got the medical all-clear from a neurologist to prove he didn't have epilepsy or seizures, and then Alexis left to work somewhere else and it took a while for the school to attract a new PT.

My youngest brother will be staying with my dad and stepmum too, he just graduated with his degree (Earth and Planetary Observation Science), and it will be really cool to get to spend some time with him, and for him to get to know Matilda, as he hasn't seen her yet. He was always really awesome with Dashiell, so I think he's going to really dig spending time with his niece too this time around.

Part of me considered taking my St. Petersburg cross-stitch piece with me, but I think that might be a little involved, so I figure I might get some reading done. Of course, most of the books I want to read seem to be hardback or trade paperback size, which sucks, as I don't really want to stuff too many of those into my suitcase, and risk the ire of airline staff and their luggage weight limits *sigh*. Time to go find other books to take with me instead I guess...

Oh, and while away, I'll only have very sporadic internet access, once or twice a week is usually the frequency with which the 'rents go to the internet cafe (they have no internet at the house at the moment), so odds are I won't be in touch much. My gmail would probably be the easier email address to contact me at (malediction @ ...) rather than my goth.net one, as it receives less mailing list and spam stuff, so easier to separate the wheat from the chaff and all that.
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Nothing like being on the verge of opening up the brand new containers bearing the fortnight's contacts, and realising that the idiot shop assistant at the store gave you DOUBLE your prescription strength. I guess maybe wearing -4.00 instead of -2.00 and getting drunk might be an interesting trip, but for daily wear, kind of obnoxious and not very practical.

Of course I had just thrown out the previous pair too, moments before grabbing the new ones and realising the error.

Luckily for me, when I got my prescription renewed the other week, they were 3 boxes short which I picked up earlier this week from the actual optometrist herself, not the shop assistant. And, thankfully, the optometrist can read and gave me my proper prescription.

To top it off, when I went to the store earlier to go exchange them, Lenscrafters was actually closed too *headdesk*.

At any rate, I'm thinking the shop assistant might need reading glasses...

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