Our friends, Terry and Diane, invited us to join them in Portland, Indiana on August 23, for what is billed as "the world's largest Gas Engine and Tractor Show." Well, I don't have any pictures from the show itself because Diane and I let the guys go there while she and I focused on the area garage sales. Next year, though, Lord willing, I'll try for some pictures from the show.
During a break from garage sales, Diane took me to the Jay County Courthouse, a beautiful structure both inside and out.
|Jay County Courthouse|
Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the inside of the courthouse that would do it justice.
The yard of one of the homes having a garage sale was so beautiful that I just had to snap a couple of photos:
As I've mentioned before, cataract surgeries and the related appointments have taken up much of the last three months for Doug and me. But, with Doug's second surgery this past Tuesday, the surgeries are finally behind us. And I've even gotten my new glasses already. Doug still has to wait a few weeks or longer to get his.
The opthalmologist who did our surgeries is Dr. J. Rex Parent. At the follow-up appointment on the day after the patient's first surgery, Dr. Parent likes to have a photo taken with the patient and family member, which he then presents to the patient along with a rose and a gift bag containing a coffee mug and a windbreaker jacket.
|Me with my rose on the left; Doug with his rose on the right|
(I can't believe I wore the same thing on both occasions!)
I don't have a picture of my beautiful lavender rose because we ran errands that day before going home. It was a hot day, and the rose didn't survive the afternoon heat. But it perectly matched Dr. Parent's scrubs. I did, however, get some pictures of the rose given to Doug:
Lastly, I just had to include my before and after eyeglass prescriptions:
The numbers probably don't mean much to most of you, but let me tell you...the after-surgery prescription is a whole lot better than the before one.
D.V. on the left refers to Distance Vision.
O.D. is the right eye.
O.S. is the left eye.
Spherical indicates the degree of nearsightedness (-) or farsightedness (+).
Cylindrical indicates the amount of astigmatism.
Axis is a number between 0 and 180 degrees revealing the orientation of the astigmatism.
I can now see to get around nicely without glasses, which I could never have done before. I used to need glasses to find my glasses if I misplaced them. My new eyes do, however, need glasses for driving; and glasses are helpful for reading and computer work.
The lenses on my new glasses are so thin! It's absolutely amazing to me because I've worn thick lenses for most of my life.
I'm so grateful for this new ability to see...grateful to God first, of course, and grateful for the technology and doctors who made this miracle happen.