Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Snack Attack

Steve was suffering from severe mouth pain last week with what appeared to be an abscessed tooth. The dentist made an incision in the gum, drained the infection and gave him a prescription for an antibiotic. After finishing the medication and feeling much better, Steve returned to the dentist on Wednesday.

The tooth that appeared to be causing the problem is capped, but everything looked fine in the x-rays. The dentist felt that there was probably something lodged in the gum that caused the infection, and they got it out when they cleaned out the infected area the week before. Bingo! Steve remembered the night he was attacked by his favorite bedtime snack.

We've all been there. The dreaded popcorn hull lodged in between our teeth or along the gum line. That's exactly what happened to Steve a week or so earlier. He vividly remembered the incident, but he thought he got it out. Guess not.

I guess he was fortunate. Eating popcorn often results in a:

Thankfully, he has recovered nicely and he's brushing normally again now. Not sure when he'll eat popcorn again, though.

In other news, guess what arrived this week? 

Our latest AT&T bill for the new house.

That's right, folks. It's still not correct! 

The telephone service is installed, but it's suspended (vacation mode) until we tell them otherwise. The bill is supposed to be about $5, but the bill that arrived is over $70 for full service. They even added on an additional $5 for the payment I made over the phone last month - even though José from Customer Support in Arizona promised me that I wouldn't be charged that additional fee that day. Thanks a lot, José. I take back anything nice I said about you.

None of us really thought they could get it right this month, did we?

Just when my hair was starting to grow back.

All else is well in the Keweenaw.

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