Interstellar Adventures

July 10, 2007

Ow, Ow, Ow…

Filed under: Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 9:51 pm

Monday I had a root canal redone. Ow. My bottom lip was completely numb, and I was numb from my hairline to halfway down my neck, and all the way to my ear. It didn’t hurt then. Monday night wasn’t too bad. Tuesday morning I woke up with my jaw throbbing. Ouch. The 800mg ibuprofen didn’t hardly touch the pain all day. I have to go back in two weeks to finish the fill. I hope it stops hurting before then.

The kids have been gone for 11 days. I’m missing them bunches. I’ve seen them both briefly a couple of times. Thursday I get them for dinner and to spend the night. Can’t wait!

I spent the evening filling out forms and writing letters for Pop’s change of address and change of direct deposit. Oh, and getting his email set up. Had to upgrade his Hotmail to Hotmail Plus so that I could set up the POP3 connection to Outlook Express. That was not an intuitive process. The upgrade I mean. Plus I think the service wasn’t working, because I went through the same process 3 times before it finally worked. At least Pop’s online now. It was cute watching him peck out emails with one finger. I mean, he has nine others, but seems only one works for typing.

It’s still raining. Just not as much. Rather we’re having brief but intense downbursts. Instead of raining all day, it’s raining really hard for 30 minutes to an hour. At least it’s saving me on my water bill.

Nick and I spent the 4th of July with our brand-new pole saw. We gave our backyard monster tree a major trimming, cutting off two major branches and clearing a lot of low-hanging stuff. In fact, we filled up our driveway and side yard with the trimmings. After spending 5+ hours cutting, lugging and clearing, we were too tired to finish cutting the pieces down to size. Boy were we surprised and happy when the city came and took it all off as-is! And when the first 4-man crew held up the oncoming 4-man crew, all 8 of them were hauling the stuff off. We were doing the happy dance inside as they drove off.

I didn’t get as many other projects going as I would have liked, but I think we’re well on our way to making progress. Nick finished sheetrocking our shower. Well, mostly finished. He has a few trim pieces to put up before I can really start tiling, but he’s 95% finished.

The Vicodin I took 20 minutes ago still hasn’t kicked in enough. Hurry hurry, please. It hurrrrts. I’m whining. Yes I am.

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