The days go by – routines set in –
then the unthinkable – at least to me – happens!
The front tooth crown – number 8 to be exact –
BREAKS off and I had bitten into a piece of bread!
Now – here I am holding it – looking into the mirror –
SHELTERING DAY # 49 – DENTIST!
So – Sherry went onto the dentist site –
They have closed for all except emergency’s!
But – it lets me schedule – 9:30 AM. Next day!
I arrive – 20 minutes early – door locked – no lights
It is pouring out – so I decide to wait – ten minutes
and both dentists show up.
Thank goodness – I would not have to smile missing my front tooth!
I went in and they greeted me – they officially open tomorrow
as per the Governor Ralph Northan of Va.
But – they are caught between a rock and hard place.
They have three employees – of which only one
said they would come back –
The other two say they are making more money staying home!
I believe in the stimulus – but to me this is wrong.
If the state is opening up slowly and your job is there
then you should go back or risk your job is gone.
So – they give me two different ways to fix this.
One – replace the crown – but – because the walls of the tooth
are narrow – it just might break off again – but maybe not!
Two – have a implant – bone graft – and it would be months long!
We do not have dental insurance
Had it when we worked – but always ended up paying a lot!
So – I looked at cost for each and they would give me a discount on both!
I did not want to go through a implant as I have had two of those done.
I selected the crown – without novocaine as the root was gone.
After it was done – he told me he was surprised
at just how strong it was! WIN FOR ME!
Now – today – we will drive to LINK – our County FOOD PANTRY!
Tammy dropped off food she had collected from her neighborhood.
Still Social Distancing – I opened garage door and the trunk.
She filled it up along with what we had already gathered!
We also volunteered for the month of May – to deliver food to families.
Today – we have FIVE FAMILIES to deliver to.
We have our instructions – texted then ahead of time –
We just leave the bags at their door!
These families – this is the only food they have.
And we have been collecting for three weeks.
The list of families has gone at least five times as high
since no jobs!
We need to help these people and make our great country
GRATEFUL in GIVING.
We have done all this while Sheltering – except for the dentist
I have not come in contact with anyone for 49 days!
I am praying that my dental appointment
will be okay – they both were covered
head to toe – masks – shields gloves.
I feel grateful to them and also saddened
in that they also are struggling
and haveing to go through this with their employees.
These times require some strength –
Maybe a drink or two –
But also a time of gratitude –
to be able to help those less fortunate
Giving – sharing and praying
Just another 24 hours in my life!
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