Whirlwind Missions

Monday, May 16, 2022

Eclipse! Extraction! 5.16.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:52 pm  

Big night last night with a total lunar eclipse! I was really tired and went to sleep at 10:00 PM. I told myself that if I woke up I’d go check it out. I popped awake at almost exactly midnight to go check it out.

I got this picture from NASA.

Did great on Duolingo. Came out #2 out of thirty people. The lady who beat me must have one of the highest point totals in all of Duolingo with over a million points.

Got bills in the mail.


I finally took off the blankets from my bed. Summertime is here!

When I was getting ready to study this morning, I spilled my coffee. Had to wash everything off.


Kathy is having trouble with the windows in her truck. We dropped her car off last night and I took her to work this morning.

While our cars were pulled out, I blew and cleaned our garage.

I’ve been a little nervous about my dental appointment today. I was supposed to have a root canal.

My dentist is the best I’ve ever had. He really is good. He cut the old crown off that had decay under it and cleaned it all up. Unfortunately, the damage was too bad to save the tooth so he had to pull it. That was quite an experience. Wow. Didn’t hurt, but there sure was a lot of pulling to get it out!

After the extraction, he put in material for a bone graft.

In five months, I’ll get a head CT scan to make sure everything is right for the implant. It’s going to cost around $3,000 for the total procedure. That’s a lot, but the procedure is quite complicated.

Highly recommend Dr. Jeon. He’s super good.

I called later to make sure that they were going to contact my dental insurance. I also have a discount plan. Need to see which one will save me the most money.

I’ve been going to him over a decade. I still call him my “new” dentist. I’m so grateful for his good work.

Stopped by Walgreens on my way home to pick up antibiotics and pain meds.

Warm today!

Just keep going.

Downloaded the episode of Verbal Surgery that I recorded yesterday onto my Mac.

My jaw feels pretty good. I took a pill a little while ago. Hopefully, I’ll sleep well. I’m not supposed to drive while on the pain medication. Ashley will bring Everly over to my house tomorrow morning. I’m not sure if I’ll have to be on the pain meds or not.