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The Coffee House

It hasn't been long since I bought my first house (coming up on 4 years in a few weeks) and I still remember how exciting it was, and now I'm very exited for you! That feeling when you get that key in your hand! :pumpformylove: Speaking of which - don't know if you heard this or thought of it yourself already, but my suggestion is that the first thing you do is to change the locks.

In other news, hosers, I got my tooth yanked this morning. I insisted on sedation, just like with my wisdom teeth, so the procedure itself just felt like a short, very weird, psychedelic nap. It's only one tooth so not as bad as four teeth at the same time, but I still have enough soft food to last me several days, as well as some cold brew coffee concentrate so I can still have my morning coffee while waiting to be able to drink hot liquids.

The healing is what it is. I am good with following directions and my wisdom teeth extractions healed very well (knock on wood). Now I will have about three months to obsess anxiously over the physical and economical prospect of the upcoming implant process. :eek-73:

Zelda spent the first two or so hours after I got home glued to my side. Here she is telling me to stop the jammin' whining and harden the jam up.

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Yuck - poor Leo! :( I'm glad the extraction went well for you but now you get to look forward to the implant procedure. I'm sure you're ready to close the door on this episode!

Zelda loves you, of course, but this expression shows she is skeptical of you being able to get her dinner ready on time and in the perfect, usual way. And this could really be an issue. ;)
 
Yuck - poor Leo! :( I'm glad the extraction went well for you but now you get to look forward to the implant procedure. I'm sure you're ready to close the door on this episode!

Zelda loves you, of course, but this expression shows she is skeptical of you being able to get her dinner ready on time and in the perfect, usual way. And this could really be an issue. ;)

I had lain on the couch for a nap and she climbed up and settled right on my shoulder, then placed her paw directly on my face where the tooth came out. I texted my sister to show how sweet she was being. My sister responded with "Nah, she's annoyed and poking your wound to see if you're faking" 🤣
 
So my final walk through went well for the new house. One small leak in the basement do to a not fully closed window, easy fix.
Plus when the seller went to hook up the ceiling fans she found a short and spent $2000 on new wiring for the 2 main rooms. LOVE this seller!
Sounds great. MLSIL bought her place from a contractor. He had redone the plumbing, made sure there were proper shut-off valves, and labeled everything.

We are going to Maine next month for a little vacation. We're going to try and fond a couple places to tour while we are there. We will really be ready to sign contracts in the fall, but could manage something now if we find the right place. Since MLSIL is going to be joining us, we might have to shuffle a bit (sell one place and move into the other until we are ready to head north). She is on full time telework with the feds, so she could go ahead and move into a place once we close. My target retirement is the end of next June but I could go as early as the end of this year. I don't think we'd want to try a full move in winter but I could go first with a couple pickup loads of essentials (flannel shirts, paints and brushes, camera).

More immediately: I'm getting a couple kayaks. I mentioned I was thinking about getting one, possibly in fall. The boss mentioned he had two (actually four but two were for his kids) and they wanted to downsize. He checked with his LW and I checked with mine, and I pick them up Friday. The best part is he is giving them to us! We'll get him and his wife a gift certificate to the local woodworking store - they both have become avid wood workers.
 
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It hasn't been long since I bought my first house (coming up on 4 years in a few weeks) and I still remember how exciting it was, and now I'm very exited for you! That feeling when you get that key in your hand! :pumpformylove: Speaking of which - don't know if you heard this or thought of it yourself already, but my suggestion is that the first thing you do is to change the locks.

In other news, hosers, I got my tooth yanked this morning. I insisted on sedation, just like with my wisdom teeth, so the procedure itself just felt like a short, very weird, psychedelic nap. It's only one tooth so not as bad as four teeth at the same time, but I still have enough soft food to last me several days, as well as some cold brew coffee concentrate so I can still have my morning coffee while waiting to be able to drink hot liquids.

The healing is what it is. I am good with following directions and my wisdom teeth extractions healed very well (knock on wood). Now I will have about three months to obsess anxiously over the physical and economical prospect of the upcoming implant process. :eek-73:

Zelda spent the first two or so hours after I got home glued to my side. Here she is telling me to stop the jammin' whining and harden the jam up.

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Speedy recovery! I had an implant put in a few years ago. I went in for a root canal, the the guy got half way done, and then decided the tooth just needed pulling, but since he was a root canal specialist, I had to go to an oral surgeon to have the tooth actually pulled. I feel your pain, literally. On the positive side, they gave me a weeks worth of hydrocodone, which helped me get past the first few days of discomfort.
 
Speedy recovery! I had an implant put in a few years ago. I went in for a root canal, the the guy got half way done, and then decided the tooth just needed pulling, but since he was a root canal specialist, I had to go to an oral surgeon to have the tooth actually pulled. I feel your pain, literally. On the positive side, they gave me a weeks worth of hydrocodone, which helped me get past the first few days of discomfort.

Oh, that sounds awful, I'm sorry :( At least they helped you manage the pain. With the wisdom teeth, I had Tylenol with codeine, but this time they just gave me ibuprofen. So far, it's been not so bad. Fingers crossed it's not worse the second day.

I have had root canals - not pleasant, but manageable - and I have been hearing from some that have had implants that they're not as bad as I might fear.

For now, I am just trying to follow all the instructions so I heal properly and don't have to deal with dry socket.
 
Oh, that sounds awful, I'm sorry :( At least they helped you manage the pain. With the wisdom teeth, I had Tylenol with codeine, but this time they just gave me ibuprofen. So far, it's been not so bad. Fingers crossed it's not worse the second day.

I have had root canals - not pleasant, but manageable - and I have been hearing from some that have had implants that they're not as bad as I might fear.

For now, I am just trying to follow all the instructions so I heal properly and don't have to deal with dry socket.
When I was a young pup, I had my wisdom teeth pulled, which may explain a lot of things... 😂 The military is really good at making sure wisdom teeth get pulled early on, so that there are no issues on a deployment. They gave me Tylenol, and it did absolutely nothing, so I was back in the dentist's office that afternoon. He prescribed one little pill, told me to go back to the dorm and lie down, and not to go anywhere for 24 hours. I went back, took the pill, and lay down. About 40 minutes or so later, I felt great, really, really great, so I decided to get up and turn on the TV, except that my limbs wouldn't respond; I felt nothing, and I couldn't move, and my roomie was away. I figured, oh well, if the place catches fire, at least I won't feel anything. To this day, I don't know what he prescribed.
 
It hasn't been long since I bought my first house (coming up on 4 years in a few weeks) and I still remember how exciting it was, and now I'm very exited for you! That feeling when you get that key in your hand! :pumpformylove: Speaking of which - don't know if you heard this or thought of it yourself already, but my suggestion is that the first thing you do is to change the locks.

In other news, hosers, I got my tooth yanked this morning. I insisted on sedation, just like with my wisdom teeth, so the procedure itself just felt like a short, very weird, psychedelic nap. It's only one tooth so not as bad as four teeth at the same time, but I still have enough soft food to last me several days, as well as some cold brew coffee concentrate so I can still have my morning coffee while waiting to be able to drink hot liquids.

The healing is what it is. I am good with following directions and my wisdom teeth extractions healed very well (knock on wood). Now I will have about three months to obsess anxiously over the physical and economical prospect of the upcoming implant process. :eek-73:

Zelda spent the first two or so hours after I got home glued to my side. Here she is telling me to stop the jammin' whining and harden the jam up.

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Feel better and listen to nurse Zelda!
 
Princess just had two wisdom teeth out. She had general anesthesia. They prescribed oxycodone “only if needed” but I disagree with giving that to a young person. She did just fine with alternating Ibuprofen and Tylenol and ice packs. Cranky for a few days but was fine by day 4 and we went out for steaks on day 7!
 
@limr this reminded me of you and of me!

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Hosers! Anyone recall our newest little furry visitor at the back door? Very friendly, inquisitive and loves walnut pieces.

He turned out to be a she, and I posted this pic a few weeks ago when she brought a baby to show us:

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We figured she had just one kit, but it turns out she had three!

They all followed her to the back door the other day. One of them moved off to visit the bottom of the bird feeder while I went for my phone, so this is what I grabbed:

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How cute are they? :586:

We're fully aware that she's trying to teach the kids that Suckers Live Here. They run from us when we open the door, but she never does.
 
I've had 3 implants, 2 root canals and one failed root canal where the tooth spilt before they could get the permanent crown on (that was $1k shot....they don't guarantee anything). For me, unless it's an upper, I'll have an implant before another root canal. Upper implants tend to cause problems, lowers aren't bad. The worst part of the implant was when they torqued the post in. Felt like they were trying to pull my jaw off, but once it was in it very few problems that a couple tylenol couldn't solve, and the implants last longer than the crowns.
 
When I my wisdom teeth yanked (early 80's), I was given Tylenol 3 with codeine. They didn't stop the pain, I just didn't care.

Spend the other day looking at a line of truck bed racks and carrier riser mounts for the'yaks. It's a nice system, and has additional options for carrying off-road tools and equipment. Additionally it works with my bed cover. The price is up there, though, and I'm not keen on leaving the cross-bars on there - I like access to the bed for hauling crap.

Discussed it with MLW and she thought about going with a trailer. I've been wanting tp get a flatbed utility trailer (about 5x8 or 5x10). It would be more than the rack, but a whole lot more versitile. I found one down in VA with high (two feet) steel mesh sides at a price we can live with, but oit's a little bigger than I want - 6x12. They supposed to have a ten-footer with high sides coming in tomorrow, so if it's ready, we'll run down there Saturday morning and get it. If not, then I'll take the 12-footer. The boss said there's no rush on the 'yaks, so next week after work one day.
 
@snowbear belive it or not I have a small utility trailer by "Snowbear", That is the handiest most versatile trailer I've ever owned. You can still find them used, but new I think they may be DK2 now.
 
When I my wisdom teeth yanked (early 80's), I was given Tylenol 3 with codeine. They didn't stop the pain, I just didn't care.

Spend the other day looking at a line of truck bed racks and carrier riser mounts for the'yaks. It's a nice system, and has additional options for carrying off-road tools and equipment. Additionally it works with my bed cover. The price is up there, though, and I'm not keen on leaving the cross-bars on there - I like access to the bed for hauling crap.

Discussed it with MLW and she thought about going with a trailer. I've been wanting tp get a flatbed utility trailer (about 5x8 or 5x10). It would be more than the rack, but a whole lot more versitile. I found one down in VA with high (two feet) steel mesh sides at a price we can live with, but oit's a little bigger than I want - 6x12. They supposed to have a ten-footer with high sides coming in tomorrow, so if it's ready, we'll run down there Saturday morning and get it. If not, then I'll take the 12-footer. The boss said there's no rush on the 'yaks, so next week after work one day.
I just saw the new Jeep Wagoneer S... is that even a Jeep? Really?
 
@snowbear belive it or not I have a small utility trailer by "Snowbear", That is the handiest most versatile trailer I've ever owned. You can still find them used, but new I think they may be DK2 now.
IIRC, there is a line of plows called snowbear.
 

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