Yesterday, David and I made our way to our favorite restaurant, for our big meal of the season. David had Beef Stroganoff and I had a petite filet. Years ago when my kids were small, I made a Stroganoff with a cheap cut of beef. The beef in David’s dish yesterday was so tender he could cut it with the back of a fork. My filet was equally tender, a good thing as I am nursing a sore tooth until January 4th when I see my dentist.
I know the tooth will be a major expense, and as he requires an upfront payment, I didn’t want to start the process before the holidays.
The owner of the local restaurant where we ate frequented by the wealthy, asked me “Why don’t we come more often.” I told him we can only afford it once a year. He says,”Do you live in Arlington,” I said yes. He says then you can afford to come more than once a year. I should have said, living in Arlington is why we can’t afford to come but once a year, but I didn’t. Instead I mentioned my pet’s needs and David’s need to care for the outdoor birds with much bird food.
I could pull money out of my savings, but these funds are for my old age. David doesn’t have much money or time left. At 87 he’s in a race against time. One doesn’t want to die, but one doesn’t want to run out of money before one dies either.
At least David has dental insurance. I don’t. Stupidly, when I had the chance to buy dental insurance, I didn’t. I had so much work done before I retired ten years ago, it never occurred to me that my teeth would need additional work as I aged. David seldom uses his dental insurance. He’s also fortunate as his teeth are sound.
I received word from Ancestry yesterday that my DNA sample had arrived. They suggested I continue to work on my tree to enrich my experience. Over 100 hints awaited me on my tree, so I resumed work this morning on my mother’s side. Now, I am half blind from trying to read Dutch names. I did get back to the 1600s, however.
Yesterday, Rita posted the photo below. She finally accepted. She always said she would never get married. However they’ve been together a long time. and everybody loves both big and little Chris.