Egads, Where’s the Lifeline?

I really would rather never dwell upon bad fortune, neither for others or myself!

The Nikon camera is working just fine now.  I am so thrilled how everything came together well regarding that issue!

The other day, I was talking to Carly on the telephone when I felt *something* in my mouth.  I swished my tongue around and stuck it out only to find two pieces of one of my teeth!  I ran to the bathroom and looked in the mirror.  The upper tooth to the right of my two front teeth had literally fallen out of my mouth!  I stood there, dumbfounded!

I have always gone to the dentist and have taken relatively good care of my teeth. HOW could this have happened?   Ugh! 

I had been seeing a dentist for the past few years and was happy with his care.  About a year ago, he filled that tooth.  He had removed a good portion of the tooth because of decay, and he placed a resin filling in.  Around Christmas time,  I noticed the filling was loose.  Shortly thereafter, the filling popped right out.  I was unsure I wanted to return to this dentist (not just based on this situation) so I stalled finding a new dentist.  Well, apparently, there was a crack in the tooth and it just broke off and fell out.

We called a dentist that practices just seven miles from our home and they got me in for a cleaning this morning.  Seeing that there is only a tiny stub left where my tooth once was,  the fear factor set in! Last night, I spent hours dreading the thought of what *might* happen. 

I was so upset about going to the dentist,  I think I was being a tad careless.  I had removed the SD card from my Nikon camera to view some photos on my laptop.  I have a nice Dell XPS laptop with a slot-loading DVD/CD player.  Well…do you see where this is going?

As I was sitting with the SD card in my right hand,  I somehow managed to “load” the card into my player!  By this time, I was nearly in tears as I told Mark what had happened.  If I would have accidentally loaded the SD card it would have been easier to handle than the fact that my computer ATE MY CARD!

I gave up and went to bed.  It took hours for me to settle down enough to finally fall asleep.  Once I was asleep, it was a light and less-than-restful sleep.  I awakened several times to look at the clock to see if it was time to get up yet.

I finally left the house shortly before eight and headed to the dentist.  I did stop on the way to take a quick photo of the lake from the overlook.  I especially like this photo, as I focussed on the grass in the front and the lake came out looking very surreal and much like a painting!

The visit to the dentist was surprisingly pleasant.  I had a cleaning and the hygienist said my teeth were very clean for not having been cleaned for a year.  She said I do a good job of brushing and flossing.  The dentist was very nice and told me I need a root canal to save the root of the tooth, which is in very good condition. I will have that done on Friday, then a post will be made to place a crown over next month. 

All of my “fear factor” was laid to rest by the kind people at the dentist office. Phew! I feel so much better! My previous dentist was located about thirty-five miles from our home,  so the proximity of this dentist means no more long trips to the dentist. 

Mark had a therapy appointment this afternoon, so after doing some work,  the whole family was off again. Mark needed to drop off the truck again for one last warranty job so we needed to take both vehicles. After the appointment,  we went to the local music store for Mark and Ben to pick up some new guitar picks.

Just a little way past the music store, Ben cracked up at what he saw in a driveay…..

I never saw the Ghostbusters movie, but Ben and Mark said this was a pretty cool replica of the vehicle used in the movie.

We went on up to The Home Depot…..

and while Ben and Mark were in the store,  Michelle and the Scotties and I sat in the Explorer and watched Spongebob Squarepants. 

I was curious about the shape of the hummingbird nest I had spotted the last time we were there.

It looks like it weathered the winter well. I will be keeping my eye on that nest when we go to the mall.  The hummingbirds return to this area around the first week of May, so there is still about a month left to wait.

Well, as the expression says, “all’s well that ends well”.  The only problem is that all the uncertainty and nonsense has left me with a terrible headache! Mark has said he will take my laptop apart tomorrow morning to fix it.  So,  tonight, I am going to relax and try to rest!