The contact lens check today went well - better than 20/20, as a matter of fact. Still need the readers, but overall, things are looking good. Um, pun intended.
Feeling better after the rant below. Every so often I just want to get away from everyone and be able to do my own work without having to solve anyone else's issues, be part of any group or try to forward any strangely errant calls (I didn't mention the two strange calls I received today? Both seemed to be from a Dell call center in India - one for a professor and one a request for the fax number for Risk Management. How they ended up on my line, I may never know).
Off to bed - sleep often yields a better perspective in the morning.