I ordered a 30 day public transit bus pass so I'll have some way to get to work just in case my car goes out again. I have to leave the house by 7:15 to get to work by 8, or 7:45 to get to work by 8:30, but at least it's an alternative now. I'm sort of tempted to try it out one morning at 6:45 just to see what it's like.
Last Friday I got an eye and contact exam. I ended up trying on three different pairs of contacts before one was reasonably acceptable. They seemed ok at the time so we scheduled a followup appointment for this Friday to see how they were doing. They've been moving around and making things a little blurry from time to time. They also seemed out of focus or something. I decided I had enough today barely being able to see half the time and only 3/4 of the way through the work day. I left early and did a walk-in at the eye doctor. We then proceeded to go through three or four more sets of contacts before finding one that were pretty well, or at least didn't feel really odd and didn't shift around too much. I'm wearing them now and only have minor issues with them. They're ordering another set of contacts and will call me when they arrive. If those don't work then we'll probably be sticking with these. These are a lot softer than the others I tried, but they seem reasonable so far.
As far as my eyes go there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the strength has gone back down (from -4.5 and -4 to -3.5 and -3). The bad news is my astigmatism has gone from -1.75 to -2 or so. Roughly.
I normally don't say things like this, but there was one guy at the eye place who is hot. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on him. Mmm... In the mean time I'll settle for his number. :-P (Yeah, right. I'm still working on appearing friendly and approachable. I haven't gotten to actually approaching guys I don't know are gay).
I must be off to bed now. I have managed to figure out I can block out the crickets by just pulling the cover over my head or at least ear. It either doesn't stay that way or hasn't helped me get a full night of sleep, but tonight will be the first chance to try at the beginning of the night instead of half way through (yesterday I went to bed around 7pm in an attempt to get some decent sleep before the crickets are out.
Speaking of crickets, I called for some pest control today. They were going to come out tomorrow but they couldn't quite fit it in my schedule with work. The first appointment is now scheduled for Friday from around 4pm to 6pm. In the mean time I have to call my landlord and get them to call or fax confirmation that it is ok for the pest control service