I should have expected this from a trip to the dentist's office.

Dec 28, 2007

Early this morning was my final trip to the dentist's office of 2007. I figured that, seeing as how I'm on the road so much I should get a checkup and cleaning before New Year's to make sure that there's nothing pressing in the immediate future.

I could stretch this entry out and make it look interesting or even entertaining, but frankly I'm not in the mood for such creative writing at the moment.

I'm looking at four crowns, one of them ASAP before the cavity bores completely under the bicuspid's filling. I'm probably looking at four more root canals. As if that weren't enough, my dental insurance has me on a twelve month countdown before they'll cover 'major procedures' to any extent. Root canals, fillings, and the installation of crowns are considered 'major procedures', so they really only covered the cleaning. Another six months has to pass before they'll cover the cleanout and buildup, which has been estimated around $800us in cash up front.

As if that weren't enough, I'll be spending all but one week of January on the road, so I'll have to try to swing my appointments for the weekends, assuming that I'll have any free.

Dear Santa: I'll give back the GPS unit if you'll just give me a decent set of teeth. I'll even take a pass on gifts for the next three or four years if you can swing that.

On top of all of this, I brought the wrong power supply for my laptop - when the power cells are drained, that's it for today.