Monday, June 9, 2008

These Dry Eyes Cry For You....

...or something like that.

I went to see my nice eye doctor today. Mostly because my glasses broke back in May and the old glasses I'm wearing are driving me a little nuts. But I took the opportunity to ask him about the burning, teary, painful eyes at work. And he examined me and said my eyes looked great except that I was suffering from "dry eye." He gave me some drops and talked to me about it a bit. I asked if it could be environmental and he said "Definitely." In fact, with so many people in the office suffering, it could be likely. Though it could also be from heavy computer usage. Here's a little trivia for you...people staring at a computer screen blink an average of 8 times a minute. Normal blinking should be at a rate of 18 per minute.

To complicate the yucky situation at work, we came in this morning to see a soaked rug, stained and saturated drop-ceiling tiles and a puddle in the hall. Apparently some disgruntled employee on the floor above us had clogged the drain of a water fountain and somehow managed to leave it running all weekend. Charming. And I'm wondering if we're being bothered by mold...not from this weekend's overflow...but I know the bathroom upstairs has been having leaking problems for months.

So I spent most of the day sitting in another office. Without a computer. Went back to my own desk to eat lunch and had just enough time to...put in an order with The Loopy Ewe. I swear, that shop is addictive!

6 comments:

Daniel said...

Based on your high praise, I bought two knitting-related gifts for my sister: a gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe and a copy of "A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns". I hope this works!

Daniel said...

Plus, I hope your eyes feel better. I often use drops for dry eye -- a sign of aging (!), so I'm told. And environmental (a dog at work + unclean carpets) and staring at a computer all day long. I sympathize a lot!

Rooie said...

Oooh, Daniel, what a fine brother you are! In fact, if your sister doesn't appreciate you enough, I'd be happy to adopt you! It would be fun to have a little brother.

Daniel said...

The book went over quite well! Amidst a busy family day, she paged through it a few times. She hadn't heard of TLE, but I said their front page is very colorful and their customer serbvice appeared to be excellent. I ordered a gift certificate by phone and had the e-mailed copy in less than five minutes!

Thanks for your knitting and little-brother recommendations!

Daniel said...

And by 'serbvice', I mean 'service'. I dobn't hab a cold.

Rooie said...

Yay for brothers!

I'm glad the gifts were successful, Daniel. Tell your sister that if she places 6 orders at the Loopy Ewe, she'll get a marvelous surprise package...and will get head's up on all the postings of new items. Pretty cool!