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Charlie, I took the liberty of adjusting your last post. :D

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Ha Ha !!:D Good work, Barrett!!;)
AAARRRHH right back, Jer!!
Thanks for the good wishes everyone!!
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They sure have streamlined the procedure!! Two days later I am walking around with my eye almost cleared!!:cool: I just wear the guard/patch when I sleep to keep from unconsiously rubbing the eye.
I notice the yellow gone from the new lens also, Frank!! (I miss that golden tinge:(, but I am sure I'll get used to it!! It's like someone snatched my rose-colored glasses!!:D, then turned up the focus!!:eek:
 

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I took these picture from our front porch this morning before we went to town for a dentist visit and groceries. Very smoky.

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Not to be melodramatic but on days like this, when you leave home, you kinda wonder if the roads will be open when you are on the way back home and wonder if there's a chance your house will be in peril when you do return.

There are no fires within 10-miles of our house today so, I wasn't really worried when we left and everything was fine on the trip back and when we got home. However, the fires are moving and the wind is blowing so it could get a little dicey later today or tomorrow.





Yeah, my goodness. I hope you all get steady rain, for a week or two, and not cats and dogs. Stay safe.
 

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Ha Ha !!:D Good work, Barrett!!;)
AAARRRHH right back, Jer!!

I notice the yellow gone from the new lens also, Frank!! (I miss that golden tinge:(, but I am sure I'll get used to it!! It's like someone snatched my rose-colored glasses!!:D, then turned up the focus!!:eek:

Personally, I now find bright sunlight to be harsh, so I wear dark glasses more than I used to, even though I have self tinting lenses in my glasses. They used to be sufficient, but not so much anymore. I wear dark glasses that fit over my street glasses.
 

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waynorth waynorth Charlie is that the Cyberdyne TX 50 bionic eye they installed? You can tell if it is...a heads up display appears when you look at a nice piece of food...it will read Target Accquired Devour Immediately.
I'm glad to hear the op went well mate.
Thanks!! I fight with that "Devour Immediately" display all the time, meako meako !!:eek:
Burp!!:p
 

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Wow- Charlie- I think my Eye has given me trouble in support of you! For a week now I have had terrible trouble with my left eye, Feels like there is something in there- been to the Doctors twice- last time put my head in that good Ol' Vice called the Slit Lamp - both times with using Fluro dyes they haven't been able to find anything - but so so aggravating!!!
I have had Metal from grinding buried in my eyes many times and had to have the Metal Splinters removed from my eyes- and this feels similar - although not quite as bad!
Im not too sure what to do now- I have a referral to a specialist eye Clinic - so I guess I will end up there!
The problem is it started from nothing - I havent been Grinding, or sanding anything in the last week - I cannot remember anything happening!

Charlie I am glad you are feeling ok matey!
 
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Hey Duncan Campbellclanman Campbellclanman ...did you try the warm steamy flannel over the eyes ?....helps to open up the tear ducts and lubercate* the eyeballs....I find this soothing and helpful with dry itchy eyes....
Stay safe and hope that helps.

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Heya Meako! I will try that my friend, if there were Elephants here and they said to do the same with warm Elephant Patties :poop: :D - I would give it a go right now lol!
seriously- i will get a bowl of very warm water- and a Flannel and try that tonight matey!
thank you Meako:) :thumbsup:
 

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Charlie, hope you heal fast my friend :thumbsup:

Duncan, that sounds terrible mate! I hope you can get it sorted out very soon :thumbsup:
 

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Ouch, Duncan!! I have gotten metal splinters and flakes in my eyes when working at Bethlehem steel in my 20s!! Cured me of working in that industry!! I hope a solution for you eye is nigh!!;)
Thanks Jack, and all who have wished me well!:cool:
Here's looking at you all!!:D
 
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A good mate of mine made a terrible mistake in metal work one time at school. He flipped his mask up to chip the crud off his weld (arc welding I forget the technical term) and a shard of the stuff punged up into his eye. Unfortunately it was still quite hot and it seared into the surface of the eyeball just left of the iris. Had to have a minor surgery to get it seperated from his optics. Healed up fine though, fortunately.
 

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A good mate of mine made a terrible mistake in metal work one time at school. He flipped his mask up to chip the crud off his weld (arc welding I forget the technical term) and a shard of the stuff punged up into his eye. Unfortunately it was still quite hot and it seared into the surface of the eyeball just left of the iris. Had to have a minor surgery to get it seperated from his optics. Healed up fine though, fortunately.
Don't you hate it when you seem to have killed a thread?
I've had a couple of cornea scratches, both attributable to stupidity (quite a coincidence). Painful, but quick to heal.


I finally caught a chipmunk in my garage chipmunk trap, which does a better job than the mousetraps. Chipmunks spoil quickly in this heat.
 

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Don't you hate it when you seem to have killed a thread?
I've had a couple of cornea scratches, both attributable to stupidity (quite a coincidence). Painful, but quick to heal.


I finally caught a chipmunk in my garage chipmunk trap, which does a better job than the mousetraps. Chipmunks spoil quickly in this heat.
So no chipmunk stew?
 

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Don't you hate it when you seem to have killed a thread?
I've had a couple of cornea scratches, both attributable to stupidity (quite a coincidence). Painful, but quick to heal.


I finally caught a chipmunk in my garage chipmunk trap, which does a better job than the mousetraps. Chipmunks spoil quickly in this heat.

OK, I'll bite. What is a "chipmunk trap"?
Will it work on ground squirrels?
 

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OK, I'll bite. What is a "chipmunk trap"?
Will it work on ground squirrels?
I don't see why not.
I had a possum trap, but never a chipmunk trap.
It's just like a mousetrap, but bigger than a mousetrap and smaller than a rat trap. I haven't wanted to use the rat traps, for fear of crushing something smaller in the haunches, but the mousetraps are a little light for the chipmunks.

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I like these- easy to set and easy to empty.
 
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Apples are dropping here too, lovely colour and good smell but frankly, arctic apples are sour :eek: Not even the deer are keen :D

Fine crop of Blueberries this year from the garden , the forest Bilberries were not so prolific. Interesting plants the Bilberry, they're ground covering on the forest floor, banksides and by paths, the berry is small and has really staining juice your fingers and tongue go blue from eating them raw or when baked in pies-very tasty. Perhaps it's why Americans call Huckleberry?? The Blueberry is an import from N.America and grows on bushes as a cultivar, good flavour too but no staining juice. Also, when gathering Bilberries, Lingonberries or mushrooms you need to keep an eye out for snakes....then there's the flies biting :eek:;)
 

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I don't know if I approve of trapping Chipmunks :eek: They look like pretty little rascals to my eye :thumbsup:

Formerly I put out Rat-Traps, rather large menacing things...Rats seem too cunning to go near them and I got distressed by catching birds or Watervoles in them :(

Then Miss Cat turned up and took over the house..... ;) Rats went into oblivion and the rest packed their bags and moved away :D
 
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