Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'M OUT OF PETROL

Another luscious delight from Su's blog

I'll have to keep posting photos since I won't be able to eat much until next Tuesday. The other half of the tooth I've just had filled fell out last night. I hate dentists who do this and then have to take out the whole thing anyway when I asked her to do just that. She wanted to do a root canal and for that I'd only have to mortgage the house. So appointment on Monday morning and another shot of antibiotics.

The arm of my favourites glasses snapped off so I glued it back with 5 minute araldyte which unfortunately melted in the hot sun. OPSM pissed me off so I called in to a small shop in Mentone and they've gone to no end of trouble to help. If they can't find a replacement arm, he'll use special UV resistant glue which should work. The trouble is that being genuine Christian Dior, they have a special fixture which shows they're the real deal and you just can't shove any old arm on. So raspberries to OPSM, I'll be going here from now on.

Saw the Estate Agent today. Lordy, what a business but she said not to try and fix anything or spend money, the house will sell as is, for land value. Just a couple of papers from the solicitor and the sign goes up next week. She's hopeful that it will sell before Christmas with a settling at the end of February. We only have to move some of the big furniture out to show the space. She's looking for a tradie who will fix the old place up or someone who will knock it down and build a 2 storey town house. She was very delicate about the knocking down bit but we agreed to swing the first hammer blow. Even the BrickOutHouse said he'd rather see it pulled down than see someone else living there.

So it's shopping tomorrow, mother and lunch on Sunday, dentist on Monday, solicitor on Tuesday or Wednesday and Southland for mother's banking on Thursday. Friday I get to scratch myself. People with cars don't realize how long it takes to get anywhere by walking and busing. My feet are already hurting.




9 comments:

Marshall-Stacks said...

in reference to your final para - public transport is a last resort because it is designed by people who don't ever use it.
At least the weather is going to be normal for your excursion days.

Dentistry is costly and so very essential - good luck and I hope you get a discount because it's repair of previous work fail.

Liquid diet. let me commend PROTEIN drinks - usually near the vitamins at the supermarket. Strawberry Chocolate and coffee flavour.

Good luck

JahTeh said...

Stacks, never the strawberry, vile stuff but I don't mind the chocolate or vanilla which take a spoonful of coffee nicely. Every day I vow to bus it but after sticking my nose out the door, I ring a taxi. Last night I didn't realize how hot it was as I didn't so much as fall asleep as pass out.
I'll be glad when this roundabout is over.

Brian Hughes said...

"The other half of the tooth I've just had filled fell out last night..."

Ah...got yourself a two-thirty appointment, eh? (Hughes & Co. Mediaeval Joke Company Ltd.)

Kath Lockett said...

Crikey - I hope that honey you posted the other day is the bloke that'll be scratching your back on Friday.

In addition to Marshall's suggestion of shakes, just try sucking some chocolate; whatever's on special. Nice and slowly....

Jayne said...

Ice cream in milk with lashings of chocolate, 100s & 1000s with a cherry on top.
Or coffee.

JahTeh said...

Jayne, ice coffee made with skim milk and a lot of ice water but a mountain of ice-cream and then it hits the nerve in the half tooth, peachy.

Kath, Tattslotto booth had out of date Tiramisu,(in the old size) 3 blocks for 5.95 and Safeway had the Pannecotta for $2.99. I didn't trust myself enough to buy 3 blocks.

Fleetwood, into the Christmas Port early but does a 10.30 match a 2.30?

River said...

Hey, if I win the next big lotto draw (the mega one that's about $20 mill.) I'll buy it and knock it down to build my dream house. Then we could visit....

River said...

Oh yeah, half a packet of panadeine forte, the stuff with codeine in it, wait about an hour for it to work, then eat whatever you want. Repeat for each meal. Blast hell out of that dentist when you see her again.

Middle Child said...

Even if you could afford a root canal...NEVER EVER have one...if they introduce infection it can cause cavitation of the jawbone and that is a real issue...At my age with my teeth if in doubt rip it out...fill what you can...It cost me a fortune to have a root canal...they said it was that or lose the tooth then I wouldn't have enough to eat with on one side so they said I just had to have...then when it got infected it cost more to have a dentist remove it - not the same one...


I eat fine on the other side with no probelm and no infections...