Monday, 22 April 2013
Just another day at the office
What I think of wasps has been written about at length, previously, but whatever we think of them, the one thing we do at our peril is ignore them.
I reached a tentative hand up to the casement latch, flung it open and waited till I was sure it would be gone, closed the window and heard, that's right, an angry buzzing.
Not a happy bunny by now, I raised the blind opened the window again and this time, looking what I was doing flicked the striped monster with a hand-towel and hastily shut the window and pulled down the blind. After all, it was early, and I wasn't dressed.
Not an auspicious beginning to the day, but hey, what's a little trouble?
As soon as I got to St. M's I phoned the dentist to make an emergency appointment, did I say I had broken a tooth yesterday?
The ladies who count 'the money', that is the various collections from the previous week, had a huge amount of small collections plus a larger one from The Scouts' St George's Day Service yesterday, so I offered to count out one of the extra one's for them (it was all small coins) to save them from meltdown.
Ten counts and I finally got it right. Phew!
Then the Parish Administrator gave me a lift to the dentist. Bless her.
A forty minute wait and I was x-rayed, the tooth had a temporary filling safely in place and I was told they would remove the old (black) filling, replace it with a white one, then make a crown , also white which would take a further two appointments.
Loving dentists as I do - a previous post will tell you how much - I reluctantly agreed, heaved a sigh of relief at leaving the 'chair' and went out to pay.
This is an NHS dentist and I was prepared for something of a shock since crowns are not cheap, but the sum of the two further appointments will cost me a princely £276.!!!
Luckily, I have a two and a half week wait for the 1st of these treatments, so time to rob a bank then.
Some days, I find myself wishing I hadn't got up.