Saturday, October 29, 2016

Glasses





Eyeglass Busted

6:30am - As I was changing Boid's food and water, I lost my balance and fell on the couch [Boid's cage is on a hook next to the couch]. When I went down, my eyeglasses [Still on my head] pressed against the couch and the temple came loose from the frame!

At first I thought that the glasses were broken. On examination what happened was, the screw that holds the temple to the frame is a "break away" screw! The metal hinge is slightly bent. But other than that, I am able to have the frame repaired!

Wow! Am I lucky 😀


9am - Target Optical
Highest priority is to get my eyeglasses fixed.

Then, buy a propane hose for the new Wave 3 catalytic heater. I've got sooooo many things to do on my plate! And of course, go camping with Scampy!

It seems to be very busy with stuff to do, is a whole lot better than having hardly anything to do!


9:30am - Boid's training
Every morning, for about 10 minutes, Boid and I go into the bathroom for his training. The bathroom is our smallest room, and Boid cannot get into much trouble there.

Using one of Boid's cage perches, I take Boid out of his cage. Boid has never been terrified of my hand. But, he is not comfortable with my hand yet. That will come, in time.

The object of Boid's daily training, is for him to accept that he is safe with me around, when he is outside of his cage. That takes time. Boid is a very tame birdy right now. In the future, Boid and I will become pals!



12:30pm - Jeweler fixed eyeglasses!
We went to Target Optical, and the tech there was NOT able re-attach the temple to the frame. And while the tech was working on the glasses, the other temple fell off!!

The tech suggested going to a jeweler. And that's what we did. Before we left Target Optical, the tech gave us several sets of tiny screws. Wasn't that a nice thing?

Then we looked for a jeweler on the net. The first jeweler that we phoned turned us down with, "We don't work on glasses!"

The second jeweler told us, "Come on in! Let's see what I can do!" This second jeweler fixed the glasses fine. Only charged $5. But we paid $20.


4:30pm - Wave 3 heater installed
We now have the newly purchased Wave 3 Olympian Catalytic Heater installed inside Scampy. You may view the installation in the pic below.

On the back of Wave 3, we installed a  couple of hooks which allow the heater to hang from a storage door or from a drawer.

When Wave 3 was tested this afternoon, it quickly became apparent that the lowest temperature setting might be too warm for Little Scampy. We'll have to give the new heater another test in order to find out.



Little iPhone captured an image
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For the past few weeks while driving around Apple Valley and Victorville, we have been intrigued by a very white appearing mountain in the distance. But, Little iPhone has not been able to capture that image because we could not get a clear view.

This afternoon, we got a clear view. We don't know what makes the white appearing portion of this image. But we like the look of it!


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13 comments:

  1. So glad everything alright and didn't happen when you were unhitching. Luck is on your side :-)

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    1. Hi Rita,

      It is weird. When I bent over [Boid's cage is waist high], that's when I lost my balance. When I am not standing straight up, is when I am most likely to lose balance.

      Fortunately, this does not happen often. Over the passed several months, my balance has been improving. That may be happening because I have been very active.

      Tioga George


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  2. That's weird that the Target optical couldn't fix your glasses...I took my glasses into Shopko..(washington state)..I had sat on them..They fixed them right up with no charge..I did purchase the glasses from them..
    Walmart has adjusted them for free also..
    Hang in there George..
    Happy Camping!
    Upriverdavid

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    1. Hi David,

      Thank you for sharing your eyeglass repair at Target Optical.

      Tioga George


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  3. George, You should also get a cover for the Wave 3. I have read many places that letting dust/dirt, etc collect on the pad will shorten its life.

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    1. Hi James,

      Thank you sooooo much for your comment/suggestion. Very good of you to take time to help me. 😎

      Tioga George


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  4. I got my Wave 3 cover on ebay.

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    1. Hi David,

      I love eBay! Thank you for letting me know about Wave 3 cover on eBay!

      Tioga George

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  5. Does your wave3 have a thermostatic control if not looks like you're going to have to leave the windows open

    You will get a lot more information on Wikipedia
    Your good buddy Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lived and had a museum in Apple Valley
    There were 15 movies made in Apple Valley
    three television series shot in Apple Valley
    The reason why you see the white on the mountain range is you're on the border of Death Valley

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    1. Hi Mister ed,

      No thermostat on Wave 3.

      Yes! on an open window and roof vent open too.

      Google reports that Apple Valley, where I am living, is 214 miles from Death Valley. Is that mountain above Death Valley?


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  6. If you take I 15 north to Barstow and get off at Quarry Road you could drive There Google map

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    1. Hi again, Mister Ed,

      It appears that the white mountain in the image that I Blogged about is near Edwards Air Force Base. That would be the right direction too. Northwest of Apple Valley.

      Mister Ed..... you bring out the best of my research!

      Tioga George


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    2. Edwards Air Force Base is way north of you 395 skirt around it
      I'm guessing the mountain off Quarry Road is bald Mountain

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