So a bit has happened since last we spoke. I don’t think of myself as a superstitious person, so I’ll just say I’m having a run of bad karma.
You remember my car was making that grinding noise? Well, I got it fixed and it wasn’t too expensive, so that’s good thing.
But then I broke a tooth when eating. I don’t know what, probably something with nuts. I had to go to the dentist, who said it needed a crown, but first I needed a root canal. You recall I don’t have any insurance, correct? A root canal is $1200 out of pocket and a crown is about $1500.
So I went to an endodontist and had that procedure. A root canal is not too bad and I’m a wimp at the dentist, so that should tell you it really isn’t bad. But before I could go back to the dentist, I developed a cold. A really bad cold, which was both a head and a chest cold. I coughed for 3 days straight. Literally, I could not stop coughing. It was gross. I still have some congestion.
Then my grandson, whom I love more than life itself, head-butted my nose back into my skull. Ok, maybe not literally, but it felt like that. I immediately burst into tears, which scared him terribly. I sat with an icepack on my face for about 20 minutes and luckily no black-eyes developed. But it hurt like the dickens for days.
I still haven’t been back to the dentist, mind you. That $1500 cost is looming heavily over my head.
And then my computer, a 7 year old iMac, which can no longer be upgraded and which has been getting slower and slower over the last 6 months, started glitching out on the video. Random screens would go blank or jitter around like they were doing a jig. Slow I can deal with, no picture is a whole other story. So in a fit of frustration this past Sunday night, I realized enough was enough and I ordered a new one online.
As you may know, Apple computers are not cheap, and because of all the tech work I do, I need one that is pretty high end. I don’t even like to think about what it cost me. But it is a necessary item. So I did it.
Which means I’ve put off going back to the dentist yet again. This cannot go on.
I really need to win the lottery this week, but considering my bad karma streak, I don’t think that is going to happen. So I’m waiting to see what happens next in my life. In the words of Chandler Bing (Friends), “Could my luck be any worse?”.
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