This time it didn't just say "welcome back" it had us married.
This morning I had a dental appointment. I will eventually getting some implants. Today they had to take impressions. It's not the worst dental procedure, but it's still not all that pleasant. There's the gag reflex, then there is the drool flowing over your lower lip like some kind of mini Niagara Falls. So it all ends. The young lady gives me a paper towel to clean up. She informs me that I still have some of the substance on my mustache and around my mouth. So I'm sitting there cleaning up and making my next appointment. I don't have a mirror to look in. Imagine that? No mirror in a place where they replace teeth for both vain and practical purposes. I throw the paper towel away and walk back to my car. I glance into rear view mirror and I look like I just finished participating in a cake eating contest. I had clumps of this white stuff in my mustache and around my mouth. How could they let me walk out looking like that. I looked like I had just won a cake eating contest. Perhaps this is the way they get their chuckles in the wild world of professional dentistry. Still it was all over in less than an hour.
So I'll finish up my laundry, and get back into the swing of semi-retired life. I do have four days of work ahead of me, all part time, though I admit I am spoiled as I haven't worked since Sept. 25.
So that wraps up vacations for this year. I am grateful that I can do this. It's a relatively inexpensive destination that's easy to get to, as long as you travel at the right time. Boston may have had the "Big Dig" to alleviate the traffic congestion, it really hasn't. Maybe it just organized it a bit better. Still leaving my driveway at 6 a.m. and driving off the ferry on to the island at 9 a.m. is not too shabby.
OK to wrap this extravaganza are the requisite videos and a slideshow. Arlene has pictures and I'm looking forward to checking them out and I may still have a few clips and pictures as well.
TO THE LAUNDRY!
I'm outta here.