Sunday, April 06, 2014

Minor Disaster

Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida
Yesterday I lost my balance for a moment while taking my pants off and put out a hand to steady myself. My hand hit my eyeglasses that were sitting on the counter and broke the bridge. Oh no!
Libby and I tried several ways to make a temporary repair using tape, glue, heat shrink able tubing and solder. None worked. The bridge was titanium, something that can normally not be soldered.
We are about to leave Marathon. There is no time to get a new prescription and new glasses before leaving. We normally buy glasses online from Zenni Optical for $100 or less. But they take about three weeks to fulfill an order. The only option I know that is faster would be to go to LensCrafters in Vero, and get glasses in one hour, at a cost of nearly $500.
Oh well. As you know, we are big on having backups. We keep our old glasses as backups. That's what I'm wearing right now. Not great, but better than nothing.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip on Zenni. I just cracked my frame as well (glasses in pocket) and they are currently Gorilla glued. I have a plastic frame. I guess we should keep them on our head where they belong.


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