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Fun Weekend and thoughts

October 13th, 2015 at 10:54 am

My mom came in Wednesday night for the weekend and left early this morning. She thought the duration of the trip perfect. She had a great time seeing our new place, the kids, and visiting a new city. I think she liked it but could never move away from Hawaii. Oh well.

First thought was she brought all of us and early Christmas present in the form of water pik water flossers. I believe she one she got runs $59.99 online and she brought us each one so 4 total. YIKES. When we were visiting last my kids love it and she bought it to promote good dental health. I admit to loving it already but I wonder if it's a good idea to obsess over one's dental health? We still floss 1-2x a day and brush 2-3x a day. I have very soft teeth and grind my teeth so I very easily have issues. But since becoming and adult I've been extremely conscious oral care and I once worked in a dental lab doing research on chewing gum for cleaning teeth. The amount of money and fun I had was amazing. But also terrifyingly disgusting. Anyway a couple of years ago my crown became absessed and I had to have the tooth removed and an implant done. This was after 15+ years of the root canal. So I admit I am very worried about my teeth. But does anyone else use a water pik? Has it made a difference? I love it but I worry my mom just wasted her money. FWIW she has been using one for about 5 years now and swear by it along with flossing and brushing. Dental hygiene is not cheap.

Second I called Ameriprise and because we have renter's insurance instead of home insurance we no longer qualify for the mult-policy discount. Ugh. Of course our rental insurance is cheaper than our home insurance but not by much. Also since we officially moved in August and all our policies renewed we were double billed so I'm waiting on refunds and I called to follow up on our refunds today since it's been 8 weeks and apparently no refunds were processed.

Third I'm a bit worried about our rental. My DH and DK1 are having terrible allergies. We thought maybe it's seasonal and outdoor. But with the weather and lack of pollen and not being outside we suspect it's our rental house. We have carpet everywhere and we think it wasn't really cleaned. And even if it was cleaned the pet (likely cat) dander is what is causing their allergies. It also could be a mold problem. We're not sure how to test for either. And for now they both are taking daily doses of allergy medicine. Plus this morning DK1 woke up on picture day at school with swollen eyes. Uuggh. I guess we'll do the reshoot. I wish we had considered the carpeting before we moved in.

Finally where do most people do oil changes? The cheapest place like a jiffy lube?

4 Responses to “Fun Weekend and thoughts”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We get our oil changes at the dealership, Honda. The price is actually comparable to Jiffy Lube and other operations.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I sometimes go to a Jiffy Lube and sometimes to a local mechanic.

    I've never used a water pik, but I can identify with your dental concerns. I have had two sessions of wearing braces, oral surgery to reshape my jaw, scaling and planing for my gums, and now I have four crowns. I say it's much better to obsess about dental care than to ignore it! (Not that I've ignored it, I'm just saying...)

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I might consider a dealer if it wasn't so far away. Yikes.

    CB I have to say the water pik is pretty nifty. I really like it a lot. Perhaps I'm crazy but I swear it really helps the gums.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I go to Brakes Plus - $19 for an oil change.

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