Day 38

I’m beginning to realise that although the numbering of blog posts is liberating, and saves time, it is also quite limiting.

In the past it has sometimes taken a significant amount of time to come up with a title, particularly when I was looking for a pun or alliteration. It is a lot easier just to sling down “Day 38” and press the “Publish” button.

Unfortunately, it is also quite easy to get stuck in a rut and just jot down a list of things I did, or didn’t, do in the course of a day. I have been noticing this recently. It is like an invisible editor sitting on my shoulder and prodding me in the ear every time I start to deviate from the format.

Without realising it, I have allowed the blog to become a list of my daily event, or at least, a portion of my daily events. I must try for more variety.

On arrival this morning, I realised I’d left my glasses at home. Next to the notebook I’d been writing in just before bed, in fact. My work glasses were at home because I’d tidied my desk last week and moved them. NO worries, I always carry a spare pair in my bag . . .

Well, that’s the theory. As my hand met thin air I realised I’d been using them at the home computer the night before. Sometimes even the best of plans break down. Fortunately my co-worker had a spare pair that worked for me, and saved the day.

I’m currently wearing my “work pair” which will go in the bag when I finish. The “main pair” are still upstairs. I suspect the “spare pair” are somewhere in the living room or by the computer, it’s just that my “system” consists of putting things down then putting things on top of them. I rarely actually lose things, but the stratification can make it difficult to find lost glasses.

Julia is going to love this post, because she has ben telling me I should tidy my desk for at least three weeks. Sigh . . .

The photo is a cigarette case with the design of a French 1,000 Franc banknote on it . The banknote is around 1927 and the case is probably about the same. We weren’t sure how to price it on eBay and feel that as it sold about twenty minutes after we uploaded it, that we may have erred on the cheap side. That’s the trouble with unusual items, you don’t always get it right, However, we are solvent, so we must be doing something right., and we just made a collector happy, which is an important part of the job.

11 thoughts on “Day 38

  1. tootlepedal

    I fully sympathise with your glasses issue. I have been banned from uttering the words, “I can’t find my ….” by Mrs Tootlepedal. Now I spend my time wandering about the house muttering unintelligibly. Of course it is a bonus if I can remember what it is that I am actually looking for.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I have recently developed the habit of pushing them to the top of my head, with all the associated comedy that ensues.

      I keep suggesting that Julia would find it easier to find things if she always kept them in the same place. MY trousers, with all their zipped pockets are a godsend. πŸ™‚

  2. LA

    I bought my husband about 10 pairs of drugstore readers, so that he could leave them in different spots…I think he lost half of them

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      That’s what half of them are for. You only ever keep a few of the sets.

      I believe it’s G=P-50%+H where G is the number of pairs of glasses you are using, P is the number you buy and H is the amount of house cleaning that you do. That repeats on a roughly quarterly basis.

  3. derrickjknight

    I have never used specs for reading so have only ever used distance ones when necessary. Until recently – just a pair for the computer. Now I keep going out or trying to watch telly with the latter pair on.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I used them for distance work since I was 14. Then for distance and reading. Now, only for reading. It is as if my vision is still developing. Well, they say your nose never stops growing so I suppose that your eyesight might move too. I must find out. I know my pockets are growing deeper and my arms are shrinking . . .


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