09 March 2009


My next few posts will be chaotic to the extreme. Today we had 17 items to do and managed 16. I need to list out tomorrow's activities. This is the first day that I have ever been able to run around with a native speaking assistant (the German) and with a car, and gosh, it makes life a lot easier!

Among the harder errands:
  • I have finally given up on Fielmans being able to give me glasses that I can see through (after 4 visits) and I am really grateful that after all this hassle, when the German explained the situation, they just handed back the money. After the time they recut the lenses and the subsequent times they told me that my eyes are "just testing strangely...", that the prescription, rotation and astigmatism correction they were grinding the glass to was correct and that there was something wrong with my eyes to not see through the glasses... I am looking forward to going to Lenscrafters and just getting a pair made up that works.
  • When I was in London, the ATM machine that I used at the airport ate my money and when I requested help the assistant there said I needed to obtain restitution through my own bank. When I spoke to my own bank, they told me that: I could not have the problem taken care of until it posted, that when it posted I could not take care of it by fax, e-mail or telephone, so it took me this long to catch up.
Then we had a Purim celebration. Tomorrow there's another long celebration with the kita and then I have to start packing for everybody. You might wonder why I am not packing now but the answer is that I am making lists now. I have so much stress whenever we do a family travel that night before is terrible anyway, so I prefer to make my lists now and just go straight at it tomorrow, lists in hand, after the party and while the German is wrangling the kids and do the 7 unrelated things as well.


J said...

I'm surprised you had a problem with Fielmans. I never have.

As far as the rest of it goes, you must be SuperGirl in disguise.

Anonymous said...

At least you had a Purim celebration! That was fun, no? My one and only Purim was a hoot. :-)

honeypiehorse said...

That's so funny! The Germans do certainly have their own ideas about glasses and acceptable parameters that your eyes have to fit to use their glasses. Since 4 out of 5 people in Germany wear glasses (it seems) you'd think they'd have more problems. I usually can see out of my German glasses but I have a rough time getting them to adjust them to what I consider 'straight' across my nose. It always looks crooked to me but they insist it's straight. So I have to go home and adjust it myself.