Daily Archives: March 27, 2019

More parts arrived

The parts I bought this January finally arrived today. The backgrounds are the business cards for the company I bought the parts from, to give you an idea of scale for these parts, and I’m using “scale” in two forms for this. The parts are for the Mini Sprint-T in 1/25 scale.

Rod ends in 1/25 scale, the color is because there was a brass lamp bouncing light from the camera flash

The seat in scale. This is actually much nicer than the actual seat in the car that I showed a few weeks ago, but if I had the $ this is exactly the seat I would install

Again, the backgrounds in the picture, the dark part, is the business card of the company that I bought these from. They literally get lost on a standard size business card. And there was a note inside the delivery envelope saying the guy that runs the whole show for this company just got out of the hospital after 2 months. And those thin pins coming off the top row of rod ends fit snugly in the stainless steel tubes I bought to make the links for the 4-link, and the plan is to add a tiny drop of solder to the end of the tube to hold the rod end and jam nut in place. The jam nuts are those hex-shaped things above the rod ends.

And I need to get to bed, so the blog post needs to, too.

Bad news, and worse news

I finally made it to the doctor for my free Lasik preop examination Tuesday, and as the headline says it wasn’t all good news. In fact there was hardly any good news, so I’ll hit that first: I don’t have glaucoma or even seriously elevated intra-ocular pressure that precedes glaucoma.

Now the bad news. My cornea is too thin for Lasik to work with the amount of correction I need to focus on the retina. My cornea is 510 µm thick, and my eyes are so bad that I need 620 µm to have any kind of safety margin after reshaping. So absent additional surgery I would still need to wear glasses after Lasik, but they would be much lighter.

And to make things worse/better, I have cataracts and they are progressive. At this time they only affect my night vision and do not affect my vision with normal amounts of light, but they will get worse and eventually require a lens replacement. That’s the worse, the better is when they do the lens replacement my distance vision will get corrected and I’ll just need glasses for close work, the exact opposite of now where I take my glasses off for close work, and they can fix the astigmatism with a light pass with the Lasik that still leaves a safety margin.

And in the meantime I will buy some new glasses for the first time in almost a decade.