Frustration has been the word of the day! I got my new eyeglasses in the mail! But, oh no! The screws won’t come out of them. They need to come out so I can swap out the lenses.

I know I’m not doing anything wrong, because I practiced on the pair that Big Woof chewed up. The screw came right out. But these are new frames that have never been used, and they’ve been sitting in an eyeglasses shop for five years or so. Their screws have never been taken out. They’re kind of stuck.

At this point, the skin on my fingertips is chafed raw, and I’m praying to the gods of WD-40. I had some onhand in the basement. Being a woodworker has its perks at times like these. But it’s not helping… yet. One screw finally gave up the ghost, and that was encouraging. Then it promptly rolled off the desk and disappeared. The second screw is clinging to my new frames for dear life.

I’m taking a break now, because I saturated the frames with WD-40 and am now waiting for it to soak in and work.

The new frames are gorgeous. Or they were, before they got doused in flammable liquid. I’m hoping for the best, but it’s been touch and go.

I’ve told Sonya that I wish to visit her this year, and I’m hoping she’ll be receptive. If not, it would probably break my heart into a million pieces. No pressure! I want to visit in September this time. Two years ago, I travelled in October, and last year in November/December. I’d love to see Prague during the late summertime!

I’ve been concerned about buying a ticket and then not being able to use it due to travel restrictions. But things seem to be looking up. Other European countries are claiming they’ll be open for summer tourism, and things have been relaxing in Prague as well. But there are no guarantees here, and a ticket would set me back around a thousand dollars (which I don’t have, but I’ve been hard at work on my financial goals this year).

Regarding my financial goals: I’m supposed to pay my dad $500 a month debt repayment, and I’ve already paid him $1200 on top of that this year. I.e., instead of $2500 from January through May, I’ve paid him $3700. Granted, $50 of that is a credit because he was wandering around naked on my birthday. But still. That credit bumped me up to $3700! What the heck! Let’s all get naked!

Oh great!! This just in: Sonya said I’m always welcome!! HAPPY DANCE!!

This is hilarious. I’ve been talking to Sonya about travel restrictions and my concerns, and I tried to copy/paste something from the travel site. But it didn’t copy, and this was what my message to Sonya wound up being (based on what was previously placed in my clipboard for copy/paste):

Oh, here we go! This is from the travel site: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Can God speak to you any more clearly than that? I’ve been Biblical! 😀 And that’s been on the clipboard all day! So then I got it copied and pasted properly:

In the event that your fares are non-refundable, you may contact the airline for the possibility of obtaining a credit for future travel.

Yeah, like what sort of travel site quotes the Bible? The cool kind. 

Life can change on a dime. When I started writing this post, I was frustrated. Now I’m excited!






4 thoughts on “Frustration!

  1. My suggestion would be to wait on booking your flight. Plan to go for those dates, but wait until travel restrictions start lifting to book it. It seems unlikely that there’s going to be a massive surge in demand right out of the gate; if anything, it seems more likely that people will hold off of international travel. Point being, waiting shouldn’t jeopardize your chances of getting a seat. On the other hand, if you do book and for whatever reason that flight doesn’t go ahead, airlines are not easy to deal with, and it will be hugely aggravating. The end result would probably be okay, but it will be a massive pain in the butt.

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    1. Good advice, thanks!! I think I’ll try hard to follow it!! I believe you about the airlines!! Yikes! I guess I can wait a few weeks before booking anything, right? If it’s meant to be, I’ll still get a great seat at a great price! Let’s hope!!

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