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Misery loves company

January 14th, 2011 at 07:10 am

or so it seemed yesterday. As noted in my previous post, I was in the dumps, WAY down in the dumps in a major way. Another friend of mine was too. And she called to bemoan her stuff. I bemoaned mine, too. Then things didn't seem so bad. My sick child was probably really only tired, and she is delightful company. The dentist visit didn't kill me, and I realize that I have to have dental issues taken care of (decaying wisdom tooth removed) sooner than later.

My grandmother is a denture wearer and has always stated the importance of proper dental hygiene to save her descendants from a fate similar to hers. We might as well call her Patron Saint of Teeth because she offered to pay for my oldest daughters Invisalign. I have saved some small piddly amount of money to cover her consultation and first visit. I then told DH that I would have to use that for my wisdom tooth removal, he said it would all work out as it always does. Then my grandma called to see how my appointment went. She was glad I went and offered to pay for MY work. I said I had it covered with the money saved for Delaney's work. She said she would take care of mine and hers. I only accepted for my daughter. What a relief and a blessing and all the warm fuzzies that go with being loved. I want to be that grandmother one day, the one pays for her great granddaughter's braces.

Monies spent:
$39.00 to dentist (my portion after insurance)
$16.00 for door knob

My youngest son happened to lock himself in the main bathroom yesterday. The knob was old and the one on the outside fell off. Somehow the mechanism shifted and was no longer flush with the edge of the door, rather more than a 1/4" slipped out. I couldn't get the boy out. Thankfully he isn't one who panics and had great delight that we stuck in the bathroom for 35 minutes waiting for his dad to come home and get him out.

During that time, he was entertained by his siblings who played tic tac toe passing a paper and pencil back and forth under the door. Lots of good laughter at the whole prospect. DH removed some of the stripping from the door frame and was able to extract him within 10 minutes using a screw driver. He promptly went to Ace and replaced the knob with a new working one.

Today is already seeming better than yesterday. Thank you for all your cyber support. It helped a lot!

6 Responses to “Misery loves company”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    What a wonderful Grandmother. My parents are the same way. I only hope to live up to their examples one day.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I love that your son had such a fun time stuck in the bathroom! It does go to show the miracles of attitude!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad today is a better day.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Sweet Grandma!

    How cute with the kids. You'll all look back in 10+ years and laugh about when "little --- was locked in the bathroom and they played tic-tac-toe!! Big Grin

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Glad you're feeling better today!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a creative way to pass the time. Smile

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