Posted by: Karen (Betty Bear) | February 8, 2013

Nemo and a root canal

So we’re hunkered down and braced for Nemo. (Who started this whole naming storm thing anyway? It’s weird.) The boys have just gone out for gas for the generator which usually means we won’t lose power. There’s a chicken stew in the slow cooker and a loaf of bread to go with it. We’re forecast for 6 – 10″ so it’ll be snowy and there will be shoveling but not like it will be in Connecticut and Massachusetts. When Jim Cantore is doing the happy dance in your home town armed with a yardstick for measuring, it’s not a good thing. If you’re in one of those areas colored a violent purple on the weather map, I really hope you’re okay.

In other news, the boy child had a root canal yesterday. About a month and a half ago someone’s head collided violently with his mouth in gymnastics. I wasn’t a witness so I can’t really tell you what happened except I suspect both kids were probably fooling around. Y’know, thirteen year old boys. Anyway, a few weeks later I noticed it was starting to discolor a bit. He had a scheduled dentist appointment a week or so after that, so I just let it go until then. The dentist said the root had died and the kid needed a root canal. So after some trying to find a recommended endodontist who was also in our insurance network, we found one and made the appointment. I’ve never had a root canal so I couldn’t really tell him much about it and he was nervous. Understandably so. The doctor was wonderful. She was gentle and carefully explained what she was going to do and what she was doing while it was going on so no one, either boy child or me, got freaked out about it. The tooth is now filled with medication and plugged with a temporary plug and will be filled and finalized in two weeks. It didn’t even really hurt him very much. And, he got ice cream.

I’ll take pictures of the storm and let you know if we survived.

I’m truly grateful that everyone in my family is home (one winter the husband managed to be out of town for all six snowstorms) and safe and no one has to travel anywhere tomorrow.



  1. One Question, Do you have plenty of coffee???? Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  2. Stay safe and warm!

  3. Stay warm and safe. Holding out good thoughts for everyone in the path of the storm.

    • Thanks, Roben! We got off easy, but it looks like some areas got hit really hard.

  4. Ow poor kid! Glad you’re all warm and safe!

  5. I have lost track of the number of teeth in my head without their roots….. but hey, he got ice cream! (Really, they heal very well.)

    Pictures of the storm? Have you dug out yet? We saw a few time-lapse series that were stunning, and just a wee bit terrible.

    • The tooth went just fine. He’s got a temporary plug and will get the permanent one next Thursday.

      No storm pictures – it was only 6 inches and not all that exciting here. I should have taken one of the pancakes and bacon because that almost never happens but they were eaten before I even thought about it!

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