Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Dentist, etc. part 2

Well thank goodness for Jerry Green! Jerry helped me through an hour or two of frustration trying to install Microsoft Office update this afternoon and after many trials and errors he came up with the winning combination. When it came to registering the email accounts, however, that's still only halfway done. That is, I can receive emails (at that point of victory Jerry went home and I thanked him profusely thinking that all was well in Dellville) until I tried to reply when I found out that the Dell won't recognize something having to do with the "send" function. Oh well, that battle will just have to wait for another day.

As to the Dentist--that was one-hundred-times more painful than the computer issues of the past few days. As Kathy reminded me, the last time we went to the dentist about three-and-a-half years ago that practice's policy was to identify problems, fix them, and then clean the teeth. At the time I received a filling and two crowns, but no cleaning, which on further reflection probably hadn't happened since before George W. Bush was elected the first time! Needless to say there was a fair amount of build-up and so the simple cleaning turned into an hour-and-a-half ordeal complete with needing to put me on the laughing-gas to get through things. Unfortunately I didn't do much laughing, although a few tears did roll.

As to Holy Week planning, that is going swimmingly, in spite of computer issues. Thankfully I still have the Gateway to turn to and get things done.

So, as Shirley Bolster usually says, "Onward & Upward!" Tomorrow is another day and hopefully full of far less complications as we move into the last week of Lent and make our way towards Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

1 comment:

  1. Phil, I'm pretty sure that the majority of the taffy shops in the world are controlled by Dentists. I bit down on a piece of huckleberry taffy last summer and pulled off a crown. An $850 piece of taffy. I gave up taffy for Lent (and beyond). Why do dentists ask you questions AFTER they put the stuff into your mouth? - Jim