Sometimes two negatives create a positive. Of course, there's still the two negatives to deal with :-(
The weekend starts out perfect with Ezra coming to visit. He and PopPop play with his new Lego's and he and I spend some time at the playground. He is so smart and delightful, and we love every minute we get to spend with him.
|Ezra loves playing with his PopPop.|
|Nothing better than a big pile of clean sand to climb!|
|This would be great for playing in that sand!|
I've never thought of corn chips as dangerous, but when I bite into one I feel and hear a gun shot go off in my mouth! I broke my tooth? Having never had a cavity or root canal, I guess this is going to be bad.
The pain is bearable overnight, and Monday my dentist office is able to get me an afternoon appointment. My regular dentist, who I adore, doesn't see patients on Mondays, but when I'm waiting for his brother and partner he comes in to see me. Such a considerate professional.
He confirms that the tooth has broken in half. A perfectly healthy tooth, maybe I grind my teeth? Fortunately an appointment has opened up first thing in the morning, and I can get the extraction and implant done in one surgery. Not something I look forward to.
All goes well, no pain, no anxiety, still surgery. I sleep for most of the next two days. Remarkably I have zero pain. Without pain meds. None!
Definitely a negative, on top of the negative of our delay. But, without that delay we would have been in Morro Bay, away from my regular dentist, and I doubt I would have had such a positive outcome.
By Thursday I'm ready to get out of the house. Missing our two weeks at the beach, I realize it will be a long time before our travels bring us back to the ocean. It's less than an hour away, so we take the drive to Ventura.
On the way we check out the RV park we'll be staying at for the June wedding, then find a dog friendly stretch of beach near a small marina. It's very windy, and gets colder while we enjoy watching the crashing waves. Unfortunately it's not a place where Tessa can do zoomies. There's lots of other dogs, and leashes required.
|Large rocks protect the shore from the pounding waves.|
|Ezra would love playing in this ship!|
|Scorched hills behind Ventura already showing signs of new grass.|
|The Mermaid of Sorta Point|
|We could watch the waves crash for hours - if not for the cold wind!|
|We're treated to a fiery sky on our way home.|