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Walking from the kitchen to the living room last night. The wife was holding the new grand baby. It was dark in the house and wearing glasses can mess with your downward peripheral vision. You literally point your nose at what you want to look at to see it. I believe this was the reason that I did not see the baby seat that the wife left the the floor. I stepped on it and down I went. I remember hitting the coffee table, then nothing until my daughter was waking me up and the wife was screaming and crying.

I am ok, big knot by my right eye, contusions and bruising. I have a black eye, neck hurts, as does my right elbow and hip. Nothing broken. Generally feeling like I was shot at and missed, shit at and hit. But I am ok and that’s what counts.

2020 has been a suck ass year for me. 2021 has got to be better.

Going to take another sleep aid and try and rest some more. Thanks for the shoulder.
 

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I would call you, "un-insurable." Risk associated behavior. 3 times and 3 years you need to be fired. :lol:
 
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Well I see no other alternative... the gandkid's gotta' go! Causing you all those injuries and all.
 

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Walking from the kitchen to the living room last night. The wife was holding the new grand baby. It was dark in the house and wearing glasses can mess with your downward peripheral vision. You literally point your nose at what you want to look at to see it. I believe this was the reason that I did not see the baby seat that the wife left the the floor. I stepped on it and down I went. I remember hitting the coffee table, then nothing until my daughter was waking me up and the wife was screaming and crying.

I am ok, big knot by my right eye, contusions and bruising. I have a black eye, neck hurts, as does my right elbow and hip. Nothing broken. Generally feeling like I was shot at and missed, shit at and hit. But I am ok and that's what counts.

2020 has been a suck ass year for me. 2021 has got to be better.

Going to take another sleep aid and try and rest some more. Thanks for the shoulder.
It ain't over yet. You need to stay in bed till next year
 

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You should probably try catching yourself with your hands, and not your face.
 

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I installed a red night light in every room of my trailer. It was handy lighting aboard ship and works well in my home.

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I installed a red night light in every room of my trailer. It was handy lighting aboard ship and works well in my home.

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Sorry, but I had to do it!
 

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It was dark in the house and wearing glasses can mess with your downward peripheral vision. You literally point your nose at what you want to look at to see it.
This is why I refuse to use progressive lenses. I can't scan my eyes as I read. I can't scan my eyes as I work on the computer. I'll stick with the Old Fart trifocals.

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You were not in your tactcal gear? You are supposed to turn on the NVG when going into dark rooms.

Please tell me you are at least having someone provide you cover when going out to the mailbox.

Stay Frosty gentlemen! This is not the time to let your guard down. Use your training.
 

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I have progressive no line bifocals... no issues reading ot using the computer... first week or so steps were like a drug trip in a movie with distorted shapes etc... once used to them I would never go back to lines... when reading I am using the 2x reader section on the bottom, same for computer use, I tend to tilt my head back and sit straighter(good thing!).
 

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Has Lasik done some years ago. Still wear contacts, tho. Can't wear any type of glasses on the line or they steam up. I wear glasses when I do the books, tho. Gotta' make sure all my IRS shortcuts add up correctly.
 
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Has Lasik done some years ago. Still wear contacts, tho. Can't wear any type of glasses on the line or they steam up. I wear glasses when I do the books, tho. Gotta' make sure all my IRS shortcuts add up correctly.
Just dont cross up the Sugar with the Salt. Your career as a Chef could get into jeopardy.
 

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Well I'm about to retire so my career as an active Chef is coming to an end anyway. Probably keep my hand in the game doing demos and such.
 
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This is why I refuse to use progressive lenses. I can't scan my eyes as I read. I can't scan my eyes as I work on the computer. I'll stick with the Old Fart trifocals.

Peace favor your sword,
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Trifocals is what I used to wear, I quit because of the blind spots caused where the magnifications changed. For example, I could not see my golf ball unless I contorted my head. In my experience there are more blind spots with trifocals than with progressives.

You are definitely correct that you can not scan with progressives. You need to turn your head to follow the script.
 
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I was thinking of making some custom "reader cheaters." 1.75+ for the left eye and do 2.0-2.25 for the right. I can barely pass the driving DOT eye chart with my right eye. not bad for 63.
 

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I have progressive no line bifocals... no issues reading ot using the computer... first week or so steps were like a drug trip in a movie with distorted shapes etc... when reading I am using the 2x reader section on the bottom, same for computer use.
Me too. And yeah, the adjustment during first week was tough. Went to a junk yard to grab some parts and I felt like I was walking through a fun house at an amusement park, what with the cars being wrecked, stacked and positioned in odd angles, coupled with the progressives.
 

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I tried glasses some glasses my wife brought home a few weeks ago... reading glasses I think. I just couldnt get used to it. I noticed it when working on firearms. Maybe 12" and closer things get blurry. I am going to have to go with contact lenses or something if my eyes ever get that bad. I feel for you guys.... sucks.
 

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I tried the Progressive. Hated them. The tri focal I use at work but hate them. I use bi focal at home and my next safety glasses are going to be bifocal. I just don't use the tri very much if at all
 
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