After I got up, woke up and cleaned up this morning, I had to head over and get my entire mouth mapped out with Xrays at the dentist.
Followed shortly afterwards by the usual hysterically ridiculous cost estimates to fix all the shit that’s fucked up.
What few teeth I still have left ain’t in good shape but I already knew that.
That last asshole I went to quoted me $24,000 to fix my teeth.
I laughed right in his face for his trouble.
While I was laughing I managed to say, dude, that’s a down payment on a house, you must be out of your mind.
Anyway, we parted company after that appointment, no use getting his hopes up that I was going to pay for that new sailboat he was wanting.
The one I have been going to now is an Indian lady named Sipu or some shit like that. Nice lady, I like her.
She is still way out there with her cost estimates but has the sense to approach it a little here and a little there. She still insists that I wouldn’t like a mouth full of dentures because I keep telling her to just pull all the rotten sonsabitches and let’s be done with this.
So, more appointments, more pain, the last two molars I have left on the bottom have now had their execution date set.
“Oh we can save that one that the humongous filling fell out of three months ago…
Pull it and be done.
3 bridges, root canals, crowns, it’s the same old shit in a prettier package.
After I got out of there I swung into the Home Depot on the other end of the parking lot and picked up a new treated 4X4, a treated 2X4, some Lag Screws and two bags of concrete.
Yes, that project is coming back.
When I got home and got done explaining all that dentistry shit to The Wifely Unit, I sat down here for a couple of minutes to get caught up when all of a sudden the power went off.
I knew it was windy outside but didn’t think it was that bad. A couple minutes later it came back on and I was just going to get up and head out to the garage, when it went off again.
This time it stayed off.
I went and got out the battery powered lamp so people could see in the bathroom when they closed the door and then pondered my next move.
While I was at the dentist, my little ball bearings got delivered, a day early and I was going to go start in on the head stock for the mini lathe. The power going out put a temporary halt to that.
Because Fuck You, That’s Why, I went and dug out another lantern and went out in the garage anyway.
That’s right, sanding the head stock casting by hand, in the lantern light.
Naw, I’m not stubborn at all.
Thankfully I only had to do that for about a half hour before the lights came back on. I dug out the palm sander then and went to town.
I’m thinking all that thick red paint inside the casting might have had something to do with those bearings being in there so tight. Ya think?
I just got back from a run to get something to eat and while I was out I stopped and got another spray can of paint stripper then went over to Harbor Freight and picked up 5 of these little lanterns the currently have on sale for $3.99 each.
Basically a cheap Knock Off of the ones everyone else is wanting $12 to $15 apiece for.
Hey, all I give a shit about is that they work when I need some light.