Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday and a Dental Appointment

Today at 8:20, I will go in for my semi annual cleaning and exam. I hope I don't need anything else. I really can't afford the dentist. He isn't in my budget but on the other hand I can't afford to lose any more teeth. A couple of years ago, I lost my bridgework due to a failed root canal on the abutment tooth.  That left me with a gap in my mouth that sometimes shows.  I couldn't afford a new four unit bridge at $4500.  So ever since that catastrophe,  I have had a semi annual cleaning and exam.

I also have to investigate the fact that the bank evidently failed to pay for my Reporter paper subscription. I had it scheduled for September 2nd and it showed up on my "paid bills" site after that but did not show up on my bank statement.  The real mystery is my checkbook balances with the bank even though the bank does not show the paid bill on the statement. I had a "discussion" with the woman at the newspaper after the carrier did not throw me a paper last night.  So I'm going to the bank after the dental appointment. If I can't be assured that my bills will be paid after I schedule them, how will I be assured that any of my bills are paid? It's a mystery.

I slept well last night. I finished my new book before going to bed. It was pretty good for fiction.

We will have the leftover chicken casserole  for lunch today. We still have some of Bob's jello salad to eat with it. I will have to come up with something for dessert.

More later....

While I was in the dental office this morning, Honda of Bartlesville called to tell me my car was ready.  I took my bank records by the bank first and asked how it could be that my account shows a check was written but it didn't show up on my statement and the Reporter says they never received it. The bank said the Reporter requires them to actually write a paper check and they evidently had not deposited it or it was lost in the mail.  After I picked up my car,  I went up to Independence and wrote them a paper check. I didn't stop payment on the other check because it would have cost me more to do that then the check. The bank charges $35. to stop payment.

Anyhow, it's done now.

We will have supper tonight instead of lunch today.


marlu said...

We are living in the past and still write checks for everything. When we lived in TX we tried the electronic banking thing and it worked but when we came back to KS, there were problems here so we just gave up.
I think they were just setting their system up and it had a few bugs.

Margie's Musings said...

I save some money by doing electronic banking, Mary Lou.

marlu said...

I didn't know that electronic banking could save money! (How little I do know...)
Isn't it amazing how much they charge to stop payment?

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, it is. That's why I didn't do that. I just told the woman at the Reporter if it shows up just apply it to my subscription. I'm not paying $35 to stop payment on a $29.95 check.

Rudy Spencer said...

You’ve just proven that prevention is better than cure, Margie! Though I can only imagine how disappointed you were when you lost your tooth due to unattended root canal. Getting semi-annual cleaning and examination is indeed a wise move, to prevent any other teeth issues from catching you unawares. Anyway, I do hope you had a great dental visit.

Rudy Spencer @ London Bridge Dental Practice