Thursday, February 24, 2011
Close to Nowhere
Featherweights are wonderful
• I’m really jealous of my brother Dennis! Now, I want cataract surgery also!
Dennis and I have worn glasses since elementary school. And except for the fact that in one of his lenses, he had a prism to correct a “lazy” eye, we’ve had pretty much the same prescription -- Coke bottle bottoms!
Our dad had really bad vision and I guess we were just lucky enough to inherit it.
Dennis had a pretty bad problem with his left eye a couple years ago. I believe the doctor said it was very similar to a stroke in the blood vessels behind his eye.
First, he had cataract surgery on his left eye. And I think they did that mostly so they could see the back of his eyeball better. Certainly didn’t change the fact that that eye is mostly non-functional.
A couple weeks ago, Dennis had cataract surgery in his “good” right eye. Right in the middle of the last snow storm (my former son-in-law, in South Dakota, is now buried under the blizzard conditions -- he sent me another photo of a mound of snow in his back yard that he claims is his truck and the back of his house).
This past Thursday, when I carried him back to the doctor for a post-op checkup, we were floored! His vision in his right eye is all but 20/20. He can’t see close-up, but he can see further out.
In fact, he drove to my house Sunday without his glasses at all! That’s the first time he’s driven to my house since he was on his way to my house and his eye had the “stroke.”
It was really nice to see him, even without his glasses. I made his favorite casserole for him (cheeseburger macaroni -- what he usually asks for on his birthday)!
The funniest part of the afternoon was our miniature schnauzer Mr. Bean. He’s always loved Dennis and was so happy to see him. Probably happier than the girls even. Dennis will hold him and pat him all afternoon and ignore Foxy, the long-haired Chihuahua. Bean loves for Foxy to be ignored!
• I bought myself a “happy” recently -- a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. I have always wanted one of these tiny treasures!
They’re hard to find, in good condition, and you really need to know a good sewing machine technician!
I called my sewing machine guys before I bought the Featherweight (FW on all my quilting lists).
I have great sewing machine guys (and their mom Kay) -- Memphis Sewing Center, owned and operated by Gene and Kay Dodson and their sons.
They approved the purchase of my “FW” and cleaned it for me and I’ve been piecing like mad on it!
I am a happy camper!
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