I'm talking about rain. We seem to have undergone some sort of localized climate change here in Virginia. For the last two months, we haven't had more than two or three consecutive days without rain. Lately, it's been raining nearly every day. The grass has been too wet to cut, parts of the yard have become veritable mud holes, the trees have gone through such a tremendous growth spurt, that my satellite dish needs to be moved again to get a decent signal, and the siding has so much mildew growing on it, that a herd of slugs have taken to grazing on it. Top it off with the fact that I have a leaky skylight, and you can understand why I've had enough. I'm ready for some sunshine, even if it means 90+∘days. Besides, I want an excuse to wear my new shorts, sandals and pretty pin tuck sleeveless tops!
I went to the dentist today for my six month check up. I had rescheduled it twice, and my dental hygienist rescheduled it once too, so it was long overdue. My hygienist said my teeth and gums looked very good, but she was concerned with one little spot on the margin of an old filling. Sure enough, when the dentist looked at it, he said there was a small bit of decay under the filling, and it would have to be replaced. So next Tuesday afternoon, I'll have to go back and get a new filling. I don't mind the drilling. It's just that it's an eighty mile round trip to my dentist, and then half of my face will be numb for five or six hours afterward. I'll have to make sure to wear a bib, when I eat dinner that evening, so I don't slobber all over myself. I hope he uses a tooth colored composite. Slowly over time, I've been getting all of my old dark mercury amalgam fillings replaced with porcelain crowns, inlays, or tooth colored composites. It's greatly improved the look of my smile. I never did like looking like I was related to Jaws.