Monday, April 18, 2011

Shivering gnomes

I took this photo this morning........April 18th.

Those poor gnomes.
They must have been dead chuffed that Lauren put them out in the sunshine.
This morning we woke up to 2 - 3 inches of snow and still snowing.
I should have rushed out there with little woolly jackets for them.
Last week we had temperatures in the 80s.
This is why I don't buy plants until mid May.
We have gone from heating to air conditioning and back to heating again in a few days.

I applied for another job today.
I don't know that I stand a chance but it doesn't hurt to try.

I went to the dentist (specialist) on Thursday about my root canalled, crowned tooth that has been a bother lately.
There was talk of re doing it, which is what I had expected.
Instead, the "specialist" dentist sneered at my x rays and announced I should have the tooth taken out and an implant put in.
I have to admit I didn't like her from the start. She was of a nationality that seems to be very forthright and had very poor 'bedside manner' to speak.
When I voiced my reluctance to go this route she said she could not guarantee that any further root canal procedure would work. She may not be able to do it.
I had already decided that whatever was going to be done would not be done by her.
She said I should have this implant which would take 9 months of messing about.
She then said "Well, what is the matter? Can't you afford it?"
So, I asked how much it would cost.
She sent in one of the office workers who arrived with a print out of costs.
She threw numbers at will pay this....won't pay that....etc. until I said "look just tell me what it would end up costing ME in total."
"$6550 "..........she said.
"Absolutely NOT"....said I.
How bloody ridiculous.
Dentist (specialist) then returned still mumbling how it might not work but then they couldn't guarantee that an implant would work either.
I was determined not to have her messing around in my gob so I am to see another guy on Thursday.
The theory is that he will re do the root canal.
Of course, after all that she said, I am now worried that it won't work.
If it doesn't and I have to have the tooth taken out then that will be that. No way can I afford the stupid implant.
If I had $6550 to spare I would be going on amazing holidays, not having a dodgy tooth implant.

Bubba is a bit poorly and I am worried about him.
He will not be having his teeth cleaned on Thursday. Instead he will be having some blood tests done.


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