The cataract surgery on my right eye took place last week and went as smoothly as the first one. Well, all except for the healing: This one is bloodshot and a bit sore seven days after the procedure.
It’s not infected, though. I know this because I went for a check-up today and was told I could stop using the antibiotic eye drops, although I do need to keep squirting in the steroidal ones.
Once the eye is completely healed I’ll be able to get an updated prescription for glasses. Until then, I’ve been enjoying the odd sensation of walking around the house sans specs without bumping into anything. Or to sit at a computer and write, as long as I increase the type size.
Speaking of writing…
A sibling to “Your Playbook For Tough Times” is nearing full term. It’s all done except for the introduction. Current working title is “Your Playbook For Tough Times, Vol. 2: Needs And Wants Edition,” although that could change.
Vol. 2 is similar to the first in that it’s all about how to get the most out of each dollar you have right now, while working always to improve your financial future. Among the topics: food, transportation/travel, money attitudes, holidays, education (including retraining after job loss), hearth and home, weddings and other special occasions, pets, spending hacks, insurance and funerals.
(Yep, funerals. It’s amazing how much consumers don’t know about their rights when it comes to rites.)
Asking for help, offering a discount
The intro is giving me fits right now, so rather than sit and stare and fume I decided to start editing the finished chapters. I’m making decent headway there, and hoping that the cumulative effect of rereading all the stuff I’ve written will jump-start the writing of the introduction.
The first part has to be extremely compelling, given that Amazon lets potential buyers read a certain number of pages for free. Obviously the reader reviews are a boon, but some people need to know whether this book is the right fit before plunking anywhere from $6.99 to $9.49 to purchase it.
And speaking of that:
If you’ve read “Playbook” and found it helpful but haven’t had time to review it on the Amazon landing page, could you please please please do this now? Doesn’t have to be a dissertation; a few sentences about what you liked and/or how you think it will help others would do just fine. Many thanks.
If you haven’t read “Playbook” yet, you can take advantage of a short-term discount. Before April 18, visit my payment platform and use the code VOL2 to get the e-version (PDF) for $5. You can buy with PayPal or a credit card.
In other news…
It’s snowing again, after several weeks of flake-free and often sunny weather. [Edited to add: At least eight more inches have fallen since I wrote this yesterday. It’s still coming down and doesn’t look as thought it will stop any time soon.]
While I’m wishing spring would get here, I have to admit that the snowfall really is pretty. Temperatures in the low to mid-30s are nice, too, after zero and below.
It’s even warmer in our greenhouse, which showed temps of 70 degrees and higher thanks to the clear roof and all that glass. Not that we can put plants out any time soon, mind you. We’re starting seeds but will have to wait until mid-May at the earliest before we put any in the glass house or in the ground.
Any readers in or near Tarpon Springs, Fla.? I’ll be there from April 7-11, visiting family and enjoying a beak from that pretty pretty snowfall. If you’re interested in a coffee meet-up, I’m all ears. But since I don’t drink coffee, it would need to be at a place that had lemonade or Diet Coke.
Putting in another plug for the Lola Retreat, a conference about women and money. You have until April 14 to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts, and until May 1 to apply for one of the needs-based scholarships being offered.