Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday & Monday August 8 & 9, 2010


We had cloud, sun and quite a bit of rain today. I didn't do much but nap and make some banana bread as we had lots of bananas that were inedible in their usual form. This time I made it without bean flour using a gluten free all purpose flour so hopefully I can eat it.

I have to say it's a real pain trying to bake a recipe you've never used before having imperfect vision. Very frustrating! Generally I felt 'off' today. It was certainly the type of day for feeling that way as we had a real downpour in the late afternoon and into the evening.


I saw sun when I first got up but then it started raining again. The radar showed pockets of rain but most of it seemed to be south of us.

I had an appointment with the eye surgeon for a check up this morning so we prepared to go to Ottawa. I also wanted to look at a freezer that's on sale at Leon's (where we bought most of our furniture) and I wanted to stop at Bulk Barn and Farm Boy to pick up some groceries as well. I like to shop in Smiths Falls as much as possible but their meat is usually fairly expensive or not great. I sure miss Farm Boy!

The surgeon said my eye is almost healed and everything looks good. I have had some reflection from the lens but he felt that was normal and would decrease with time. My sight went from 20/25 to 20/30 which is in the wrong direction but apparently I still have astigmatism. My sight previously without glasses was 20/1000 so 20/30 is a vast improvement. I can wear a mild corrective lens if I want to. I'll decide that after my other eye is done.

We went to Leon's and got the freezer. It will be delivered on Thursday.

When we got home this afternoon, I called Social Security and I have a telephone appointment later this month. I explained the situation with not being able to enter the U.S. and they were very accommodating. Apparently I need to apply for a social security number which might be a glitch but they thought that the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa might be able to help. Some hope, maybe?

This weekend is my sister and her husband's annual cottage weekend near Lindsay, Ontario for our family. Unfortunately it's not a good time for me with my surgeries, eye drops etc. and with my depth perception being way off so we decided not to go this year. Bummer!

After dinner, we went out for sunset. The sunset fizzled but we had lots of mist!

A misty field

Mist over the road

A misty pre-sunset

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the SS number, something needs to change for the better in that situation. I'm sure with time you eye will be back to better than normal. Maybe you could run up to the cabin and see Betty and Garth for the day. It would beat cabin fever!


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