While sitting in my car, next to a wife stoned out of her mind on pain killers, for 4 hours in an underground car park, in 32 degree C heat.
Yes, the dental pain - so severe, she hasn't made much sense over the last week.
The back story.
1. Snapped a tooth off level with the gumline, in November.
2. Went to a local dentist, nope, needs a dental surgeon, try this guy.
3. Dental surgeon booked - first available spot, 20th Jan 2023.
4. Wife insisted she could wait that long. Turns out . . . nope.
5. Massive pain, multiple doctor visits for antibiotics, pain killers. Pain went, came back.
6. Last couple of days swollen face, major pain.
7. Rang another place, sure, 10:30 am tomorrow.
8. We rock up, waiting time took this out to noon.
9. Too swollen, here is a script for antibiotics, come back at 4 pm.
10. 4 pm became a 5:30 pm wait, she was worked on by up to 3 dentists for 2 hours.
11. Paid the AU $ 550 without arguing. After all, they spent quite a bit of time in that room listening to her throw up.
12. Got her back home and resting, sort of.
I'm totally exhausted! What a way to spend a day!
Major sympathy for those who have been through this.
I better go see how she is . . .
Stupid weather here in Australia.
Winter carried on well into what should be spring, and rain like you wouldn't believe.
Lots of weeds, and now, after a few warm days, FLEAS!
12 year old dogs, 6 year old cat, never had flea problems before.
Couple of warm days and . . . FLEAS!
I wondered why one of the dogs was scratching himself so much, rubbed a patch where he was nibbling, and 5 fleas dropped out.
On my bed!
Nearest thing was some alcohol based spray, just made the fleas dopy but gave me enough time to go get fly spray. For the bed, not the pets.
Anyhow, lots of fleas on all three. No fun watching those jump around on the bed, or watching my pets be uncomfortable.
Got some spot on back of the neck type stuff coming in the mail, looking for flea powder to start the kill process off.
Wifey says she has been bitten, I haven't, we did a lot of washing but that is futile while they move around the house shedding fleas.
So my question - what is a good flea powder to rub on the pets?
DAMN! Just realized there will be flea eggs in the carpets and on/in matrasses. Going to be a bit of a job.
Are property owners boarding up shops and other places because they think Democratic party voters will lose, and loot, rampage and generally run amok?
Or is it the deplorable hordes of vanilla ISIS in major disappointment mode they fear?
The proud (sad) boys?
The Tiki torch brigade?
The 17 year old out of state self appointed vigilante crowd?
The armed incels?
Bikers for Trump?
Grandmas for Biden?
The lesbian bikers for Biden?
But what if someone gave out riot invitations, and no one came to party all night?
And if there is an all night riot party, who will bring the food, the guns, the ammo, and the bandages?
Don't forget if you get injured in that (possible) riot, the hospitals are rather busy at the moment . . .
Never mind me, I'm confused. A lot of people would be, I'd say.
Nice Things - we all want them, they are different things to different people, and how we relate to them and their acquisition defines who we are.
Trump: If I promise them Nice Things they will keep voting for me, right? Biden wants to take away the Nice Things, right?
Republicans: Nice Things are in short supply. To keep continuing for us getting them, we need to ensure people 'lesser' than us don't get them. (And that is a LOT of people!)
Democratic party: Everyone deserves Nice Things. Let's ensure all citizens get them! Affordable health care, quality education, a living wage! There's enough for everybody! We just have to (re)build the social and economic structures that ensure this!
Young people: My parents have Nice Things! How can I get them for myself, with the least effort, and as soon as possible, like right now?
Bezos: All the Nice Things you will ever want are on Amazon!
Theoretical Communism: If we all work together, we can all get the Nice Things!
Practical Communism: See Republicans above.
BLM people: The main Nice Thing we want, is to NOT be harassed, beaten up or killed by the police.
Environmentalists: Mother Nature supplies lots of Nice Things. But you need to look after Her better.
Me (Retired White Person trying Hard not to be Grumpy): I have all the Nice Things I need! Good luck in your pursuits of Nice Things!
(*) 'Cargo cult' - a reference to WW2 air drops of supplies in the highlands of New Guinea.
The Nice Things that fell out of the sky resulted in a semi religious cult following by the indigenous peoples.