So . . .
to recap for the sake of this story
Julianne got glasses in October (frame A).
Catherine got glasses in November (also frame A -- because her mom can't be trifled with such small details)
Julianne got new glasses in April (frame B) (meaning I have an extra frame A pair of glasses lying around the house)
On Monday, Catherine came home from school, having been tackled at recess by a group of boys who wanted a ball she was holding, and her glasses were broken in the incident. (maybe at some point I will write about the "incident", but I am still too mad about it.)
However as luck would have it, despite her frames being completely ruined, the lenses were somehow unscathed.
I called the glasses place and they said since the frames were identical and I had purchased both of them there that they would put the good lenses into the good frames (julianne's old frames) for FREE!!!!
So my little lack of attention to detail saved me $250 bucks!!!!
It made the "incident" not quite as bad.