Not much blog-worthy happenings around here lately but wanted to get these things documented.
Our coach began showing the “Check Engine” light last spring and we thought it was a coolant problem and checked the coolant system and some other issues only to have it return during our recent trip to Kentucky. So this time the mechanic checked the fault codes to find three different issues with the biggest one being the pollution control system – similar with our cars. So, $4,600 later it’s all hopefully fixed. Diesels are definitely more expensive to keep on the road than gas engines.
A few weeks ago one of my molars began hurting so, of course, I went to the dentist and he advised it would need a root canal to save it and after checking the prices (I have no dental insurance) I elected to just have it pulled but my dentist anticipated a difficult extraction so he sent me to an oral surgeon. Since the process required a mild sedation (propofol), Bev had to go and drive me home. Can you believe it cost $700 just to have the tooth pulled but it would have been three times that much to save it – which I might have done 10 years ago. I’m always shocked at what the medical folks charge us, especially when it’s out of my now empty pockets (new flooring came before these).
Now I’ll just have to wait for next year’s mandatory IRA withdrawal for any more major expenses.
The new entertainment center and tables were delivered this week so the living room is getting closer to being done. Bev will now decide what goes on the various shelves, etc. and this room should be ready for the rest of our lives. But now we must deal with all of the extra stuff that we have culled out, including the knick knack stand on the left. That rug has been rolled up downstairs for at least 10 years waiting for its debut moment.
I had a physical last week and once again the exam and tests showed that I’m in good health but still just too heavy - basically all good news.
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