Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quiet - Not Quiet

Today started pretty quietly.  Yesterday we talked about trying to 'boondock' in our trailer.  Boondocking, if you don't know, is parking somewhere that has no electricity or water.  There are a lot of places in national parks and such that have no utilities.  Our trailer has two small 12V batteries to provide electricity for lights and such if you are boondocked.  They won't run a tv or anything but lights & the radio will work fine.  Long and short of it is that we decided to spend the night in the back yard but unhooked from water and power.  It worked quite well; to the point that I couldn't figure out where I was when I woke! 

Anyway, we started on our usual chores and things were going very well.  We rented "The King's Speech" yesterday and didn't get around to viewing it until today.  It was really very good; a fine cast and an interesting piece of history.  About half way through, my wife excused herself and went to the bathroom.  When she came back it was to announce that a part of one tooth had broken off.  She kind of bit down on it and it was still in place but obviously needed professional attention.  We've been to one of the dentists here in town and didn't care much for him or his assistant so returning there was not an option.  We watched the rest of the movie then like good little consumers, we let our fingers do the walking in the Yellow Pages and found another dentist.  The woman said 'come down immediately' so that's pretty much what we did. 

By 15:15 I was being told that the tooth required a crown and they were going to do the procedure right now.  About 25 years ago I my wife had a really bad experience with a dentist.  She hasn't liked dental procedures ever since.  A crown takes a lot of drilling and cutting and I knew she would not be enjoying the rest of the afternoon.  However, by 17:00 we were on the way home.  About $1000 poorer but with a fine new temporary crown and probably a new family dentist.  Apparently the dentist was a very nice lady and her staff were all very professional.  A great result to a lousy occurrence.   We'll go back in a couple weeks to get the permanent crown installed.

Happily we had quiche the other night and half is still in the fridge.  Sounds like a nice soft dinner for someone with a sore mouth.  Hope you had a good one!

1 comment:

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm glad to hear The King's Speech is good. I have it from Netflix to watch tonight.

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