Cees Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters W or X

Ivy through the wall 18.06.2016
WALL with ivy

Wooden Fence 16.05.2017


23.04.2009 Herz Schmerz

First Aid XCERCISE for cardiac arrest with defibrillator

mended arm

And here is an extra of the x-ray of my arm after it was fixed up with screws and a metal plate. Taken 8 years ago when I had a fall – my only ever ride in an ambulance to the hospital.  The steel is still in the arm and I have a very interesting scar.

Cees Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters W or X

Daily Prompt: Today’s Farce

Today I went to the dentist – ok no big deal, although it was not an actual dentist appointment, but the dental hygenist. These days dentists only bother with the real thing, the drilling and the fillings, as well as the replacements, the high finance of dental treatment. The dental hygenist has a look in your mouth and tells you about all the tooth scale that should be scrapped away to give you the Donald Trump laugh again.

I had been reminded three times by post that I was due for a check-up, so today decided to do the right thing.  I did not know this lady and she did not know me, so of course the first remark was whether I come from the North. I am used to this, as my Swiss German has a slight trace of an accent that no-one seems to recognise. If you say “North” there is a good chance that you will be in the right direction. We soon established the fact that I was english.

“I see that your last appointment was in December 2015” the lady said. Hanging my head in shame, I told her that I was busy with appointments to various doctors and specialists and never got round to the dentist. The next step was to check my gums. This meant prodding and picking with a very sharp instrument – was that a slight taste of blood in my mouth? She did the circular tour and discovered two places where I could perhaps concentrate on more cleaning. I was laying almost horizontal in the chair and she swivelled the attachment in front of my face to show a mirror of my mouth, to make sure I found the right place. She had already removed my glasses, so I told her everything was now a blur and I could not see the bacteria.

She moved on and began to scrap. There was no boring, or electronics, it was all being done maually. She praised me on the good cleaning of my teeth until she arrived at the back where she found a little more tartar, (we call it tooth stone in german translated). She was now happy as she had discovered a purpose in her dental hygienic life. She had found a quarry, the peak of dental hygienic work.

We then got down to the details and about the brushes I apply for cleaning the spaces in between the teeth.  This is now almost more important than a tooth brush today. Another product you can buy to spend even more money on your teeth. In the meanwhile we had to make a quick pause, as I had to scratch my nose.

Dental Care

My brush in between experience began a few years ago with the pink brushes which were far too small for my teeth gaps. I progressed to red, but still had not reached the perfect size. The next size was blue which I had been using for some time. I had tried the yellow but found they were just a little too big for my tooth gaps. Today the hygenist tried a few sizes in beween my teeth, and decided that green would be the basic size for my tooth gaps, although if the green could not be inseted, then I should apply yellow. Luckily I am not colour blind and I suppose as you get older the spaces between the teeth expland.

We then got the point when I was invited to have a rinse with some sort of dental liquid. And then she found another instrument and did another tour of my teeth. In the meanwhile we had to make a short break as my nose was itching again.

Eventually we were finished, another short rinse with the magical liquid and she gave me two packets of the green and yellow brushes. I decided to settle the bill.  They are fully equipped with credit card machines and computers, although the assistant had to call the chief assistant as she lost the thread on her Apple computer.

Any so another dental appointment was completed with a promise to return in a year, should there be no emergencies in the meanwhile. Not exactly a farce, but I can always see the funny side of things. I suppose because I am a golden oldie walking with a stick, everyone tells me to take my time – no rush. I even see the funny side of that, beause “hurry” and “rush” are two words that no longer exist in my vocabulary.

Daily Prompt: Today’s Farce

Good Morning

Renovation 17.05 (15)

It is literally raining stones and I managed an action photo. Can you see it towards the righthand side. A square stone hanging in the air. It was one of the many thrown from the balconies above as they are all being replaced. We learned today that our stones outside on the porch will also be replaced, but they will not have to be thrown, they will be piled into wheelbarrow and taken away. You may be asking why? We are also asking why. This whole gold plating of our residence shows the stupidy of the human race.

I was reading about Erdogan, the dictator of Turkey. He is probably a multi millionaire, and has built himself a villa with a thousand rooms. We live in a 4-5 room appartment, but there are still some people here who are longing for better and it all goes on a majority vote and we were definitely not in the majority.  Our roof is also being recreated. A crane arrived yesterday, tall enough to be seen all over the village. “Aha” I thought, a new opportunity for some photos. However the crane was only here in the morning and disappeared again in the afternoo, so no photos. All that expense for a crane to remove a few bricks from the roof. Otherwise they are continuously pumping away the rubble from the roof all day. Drills are one sort of noise, but a motor that runs all day can get very annoying.

RenovationI had a little chuckle yesterday. The workman had finished for the day and gone home. They had left this heap of protection material for the stone bricks on the meadow next to my garden for the next day. The cat next door took a walk through our garden (much to the annoyance of our cat, because it is actually her territory) and the neighbour’s cat had a sniff at this material, turned his back to it, raised he tail and annointed it with his spraying material (see stain on the left). Sorry that this is not so appetising, but it showed what he thought of this invasion.

We escaped yesterday morning to a shopping trip and arrived at an accident on the main road to the supermarket. It seems two cars were involved and a pedestrian. The police were there, and two ambulances. When we returned from the supermarket more than an hour later, with me driving, the ambulances were still there, one driving away, and the police were organising the traffic. Such events give you food for thought, it could have been me, it could be anyone.

Today is a day at home. The builders are making progress and will definitely be finished tomorrow on our apparment thank goodness. Then peace will reign again, until the next brilliant idea that someone on a planning committee has. Main thing is that everyone will be happy with our new expensive luxury building, which is really not necessary.

To leave you on a brighter note, the horse chestnut trees are now flowering and I took a photo of the alley on the way to the super market (before we saw the accident).

Horse Chestnut Trees 17.05 (1)