And I am not referring to the sound quality of our new HD channels (the cable provider has just changed so that all normal channels are transmitted in HD - but sometimes as tonight the sound quality is not as good as it could be!!!!)
No. I am referring to the sound made by my skin this afternoon. After a summer break I started laser again. This time at a dermatologists practice, once that works with the VU Gender Clinic, and I have to say after just one visit the difference between this and the previous clinic is huge.
First off they took a good look at my skin, something that the first clinic didn't. And I mean good. A magnifying glass with a ring light attached.
Second they went over the area slower and with more precision. Look through the glass, gel, zap, scrap off gel and look through the glass to make sure that the hairs have actually been zapped. And then move to the next area. Then after doing each of the zones she checked the whole face again and zapped the hairs that hadn't been caught from the first round.
She then put on some anti-septic cream, and gave me a tube to use for the next three days morning and night to prevent any infections. We arranged another appointment and she gave me a prescription for a tube of anaesthetic to use the next time.
And throughout we had a good chat. So whilst I may be in pain, and whilst I may be 100 euros a session worse off I think it's going to be well worth it.
Just a shame that I lost all the time with the other company. Hohum. As my therapist said at least the other company caused no skin problems.
After a wonderful hour sitting in the char of the pain I got home to find my in laws dismantling out dining chairs so that we could put the old chairs and dining table into storage and pick up our new one. We have brought a green oak table - that is fresh oak not painted green ;p, with a matching set of chairs. Well, I say matching, they look the same and are from the same company - but if they are oak then I am stronger than I thought, I can pick two up with ease. I get the impression the chairs may be pine framed...
The table is most definitely oak though. It weighed a ton :) However, when we put the legs on it we found out that they had given us legs for a table 30cm bigger than the one we bought. So back to the shop. They had our legs in the warehouse. They said. It turns out they had gone walk about (no pun intended).
So they said that they would order the new legs, and I asked if we could get a discount - we now have to live for a few weeks without a dining table and take yet another trip to the shop to get the correct legs. The guy at the service desk couldn't authorise that (wtf?) and had to call the store manager who annoyed the hell out of me. 'Not our problem, we haven't supplied the wrong legs, our suppliers have.' Bull. I pointed out that we brought them from the shop and not the supplier. To be fair the guy behind the counter (NOT the manager) did what he could to help us. It turns out that the table is on special offer this week, so I said cancel the order for me. Order the table again (seeing as the they have to put an order into their supplier) and give me the discount price. I'll accept that.
I hate computers. With a passion. Actually I hate programmers and systems analysts. What should have been really simple suddenly becomes a major problem as it has to be done in such a way that the computer accepts it. So rather than it taking a couple of minutes it took nearly 45. But it was done, and we got a substantial amount of money back. So we just have to live as students for a while and eat from our laps.
This evening we were supposed to be going to the culinary exhibition in the town centre, but as we were both tired from fighting the shop we decided to just eat in. A table cloth on the (admittedly oversized) coffee table, and a spread of Chinese take away food looked very cute. I'm sure we'll cope :)