Curses! Foiled yet again!

The long anticipated eye surgery (it sounds very odd to say that) did not happen yesterday. It has been postponed until next Thursday. So I continue to peer very closely at things I want to look at. Blurry vision can be a real boon to an inward-looking person – which I am not, by the way.

If anything, I am an observer of life in all its variety. And right now it is all a great blur. I am not a happy camper.

As long as I sit close to my monitor I can see perfectly well, thank you. Certainly well enough to write, rewrite and edit. And I can even do a bit of research as long as I don’t have to get out of the house and go somewhere to look at stuff. But that is exactly the kind of research I love to do.

So my life is essentially on hold until I get my sight back, and get new lenses in my glasses. I can see pretty well without them, enough to get by on, but until I get this oil out of my left eye and the healing is complete I can’t get a new prescription for my glasses. That’s about two months after the surgery.

As I mentioned earlier, I am not a happy camper.

I hope you are having a better week than I, and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Be safe out there!

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About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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