New Glasses, Flu Shots & Plumbers
This is going to be a total nonsense type of post. So enjoy!
Thursday we had a pretty busy day. After school we went uptown to finally pick up the boy’s new glasses. Little Man has been wearing glasses for a year now and at our last appointment a week ago we found out his prescription changed. So, new frames and lenses needed to be ordered. When we were first told he needed glasses the optometrists assistants showed me just how bad his eyesight really was. She compared it to my record on file, as I went to the same place when I was a kid, when I had to get my first pair of glasses. I was in grade one and they lenses were huge, thick and pink. I remember them vividly. Those were some pair of glasses! We had no idea that Little Man’s eyesight was as bad as it was. He wasn’t squinting or anything. No signs at all.
This time around Big Boy was also told he needed glasses. Apparently his eyesight is still pretty good but he has a slight astigmatism. So, the optometrist recommends he only wear them during school and while watching TV or on electronics. She said the glasses will help make things a little sharper for him. Dollar signs are racking up here.
Sometimes I wish I shared pictures of my boys on my blog. Maybe I will explain someday why I do not. They look pretty handsome in their new specks.
I was shocked when she said my prescription has slightly changed but she said I do not have to get new frames and lenses at this time. Phew!
After our appointments we decided to take a drive around town. Little Man loves going for car rides and listening to music. Since getting our new car we all enjoy being in there (especially now that it is colder and we can use the heated seats feature).
We were almost home when we drove by the boy’s school and I remembered that a flu clinic was being held there. They did not want to go in. Big Boy would not even get out of the vehicle but I had to tell him that if he didn’t, he would lose his iPad privileges for a week. You have to do what it takes right? He was still resistant. He really doesn’t like needles (just like his mom when she was younger). I was filling out the paperwork and he took his sheet and refused to give it back to me. That was lovely. I tried telling both of the boys to look around and see how many others were there getting their needles. I even went first to show them how brave I was. Little Man started crying before he sat down with me to get his shot but he was a trooper. When Big Boy got in the chair he started squirming and resisting. I had to help try to keep him steady. But he made it through. Now, we are all protected for the year (hopefully!). And this clinic was timely as I just spent part of last weekend, Monday and Tuesday nursing a sick Little Man back to health.
Then, around 9:30am Friday morning I was a little surprised to see two plumbers show up on my doorstep. I had forgotten that I had called the plumbing company the day before to see if they could take a look at our leaking bathtub faucet and sink taps too. The bathtub faucet has been driving me nuts for months, maybe even over a year now. (I was also concerned with how much water was being wasted.) The sink taps just started dripping a few days ago. So, I left them alone in the tiny bathroom so they could figure out to do.
After a few minutes of conferring they delivered the bad news. The bathtub faucet was completely rusted out on the underside and that was why the water was leaking through there. The plumbers were concerned they would not be able to find a faucet to replace ours as the one we have has an adapter for our shower head. Apparently they don’t really make those anymore. But luckily, they were able to find one. I was so relieved. I was thinking we were in big trouble there for a wee bit. They also decided to replace the tap’s cartridges (I believe this is the term they used?!?!?! I am so not a plumber) which meant having to go to the store again (for like the third trip) and they were worried those too would be too old to replace but they found some too. Instead of just replacing the cartridges in the sink’s faucet they said it would probably just be best to buy a whole new faucet system since it would probably be around the same price.
Oh, and today I learned that plumbers butt is a real thing. (Sorry, I just happened to be walking past the bathroom door to get something from the nearby closet and happened to glance in to see what they were up to.)
The first thing Little Man noticed when he came home from school at lunch was that we had a new faucet and taps in the washroom! He was super excited. And so was I. It’s the small things when you are an adult peeps. I cannot believe I was so relieved to finally have these items fixed.
But now we wait to see the bill…
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