I was at Wills Surgery Center today for what I thought would be a quick morning of tests. But the optical surgeon had a lot of questions, so they performed a series of test. We were here until lunchtime. If you don’t know, I have Grave’s Eye Disease which has progressed to the point where I may need surgery. I’ll know in a few weeks when I return for more tests. The doctors are concerned about pressure behind the eyes. If the pressure becomes too high, the muscles of the yes could squeeze the optic nerve and cause blindness. I have a follow up in three weeks for more tests.

I am looking out at the Walnut Street Theatre through the windows of the waiting room at Wills Eye.

Wills Eye Surgical Center
 

When I worked in nearby towns I would often stop in at Rojo’s Roastery for a latte; at least once a week, and usually on Friday’s. Sometimes I would sit and enjoy a latte, cappucino or cortado while consuming a muffin or scone. It was a weekly espresso drink respite.

Once I started working at places further afield, I had little time for Rojo’s. Depending on the location, Metropark or New York City, the commute was between 1 to 2 hours. I wanted to be at the office by 8 AM. Rojo’s opens at 7 AM. I didn’t have time to visit.

But I work from home a few days a week, and I am usually telecommuting on Friday. After six months of this, it dawned on me this morning, that I had time in the morning to return to my weekly habit.

FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/5.6, ISO10000), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams
Rojo’s Roastery — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (50 mm, f/5.6, ISO1250), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams

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