The only thing that hurt was my pocketbook. Ouchie! I had an appointment in Kanab today to get impressions done to replace my partial plate. The one I have now that broke last summer and then again last week, I got in Mexico when we lived in south Texas. It was a short walk across the border to the dentists office. They pulled 6 molars, provided me with all my pain meds and antibiotics, and made the partial plate for me all for only $450. That was back in 2005. Now before you go saying, well you get what you pay for, I have found in my online searching that dental appliances only have a 5-8year life expectancy anyway. Mine lasted 6 years, which is pretty good.
So, at this dentist in Kanab, the whole process is simplified because they don’t have to remove any teeth. They just do the impressions, make the plate, make sure it fits, and the price is a whopping $1003. Yes, more than 2.5 times what it cost in Mexico with no messy tooth extractions. Ah, ain’t it a great country!
While we were in Kanab, I did a little fabric shopping too. I haven’t bought fabric in a very long time, so I went a little crazy:
And for my granddaughter, Sarah:
We went to the thrift store while we were in town. I love going thrift shopping–we dropped a few things off as a donation, then I got this beautiful cloth tablecloth for $2:
I also picked up this set of 6 shot glasses for $2, so now I can actually share my tequila with friends without having to share the one shot glass:
On the way home, the farmer guy had his Fresh Produce sign out, so we stopped there too. This guy does not harvest the veggies until you get there, so everything is garden fresh when you get it. I got some new potatoes:
And some green onions:
We also got some chard and some broccoli. When we got home, I cooked up the potatoes, onions, and broccoli along with some chicken on the grill:
I used a recipe I found online to cook the potatoes: it was really easy, too. You slice the potatoes almost all the way through, peel and slice some garlic and stick a slice of garlic between each slice of potato, drizzle with olive oil, and bake.
For the onions, I sliced them in about 1 inch slices, put them in aluminum foil, dotted with butter, sprinkled with salt. Closed up the foil in a tight packet, and put them on the grill for 10 minutes on each side. Heavenly!