Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Social Media Event and A Broken Tooth Make For a Chaotic Schedule

OK~  I had a busy week on tap, so I had planned. It's quite obvious that I had not planned well enough. On Monday I traveled to the Minneapolis airport, which is only a two hour drive, to pick up our guest speaker for our social media event in Mason City, Iowa. Melody Jones of Parker, Colorado had agreed to come to speak and we were elated!

The road trip to the airport and back was a breeze. Melody got settled in at the Historic Park Inn Hotel and I was off wrapping up last minute things for the event. The next day arrived and our event happened! Several folks from North Iowa attended and were re-energized in their social media efforts. It was when Melody took the stage that I decided to take a bite out of a cookie. As I was chewing, I thought to myself, "Since when did bakeries put rocks in cookies?" It was at that moment that I knew I had lost part of a tooth. Oh yeah, my day was now so much fun!

And due to the fact that our insurance had all changed June 1st, I had no clue who our new dentist was. I knew that our new plan was accepted in an office that I had never heard of. I called them and they, of course, could not get me in until Friday afternoon. Well, hello? I need to be in Sandusky, Ohio, at Bloggy Conference on Friday evening, so that means a NO GO! They then inform me that they can get me into another office, which is 90 miles SE of where I live. I took the appointment.

So, remember all that planning I had told you about? I did plan my day out well, just not as planned. I took Melody back to the Minneapolis Airport- round trip travel time of 4 hours. I then continued to the town 90 miles SE of where I live- tack on another 1 1/2 hours. Oh yeah, my day just got better!

I then saw the dentist who informed me that the people that scheduled my appointment did not leave time for repair work to be done to my teeth. HELLO? That's why I called the office. I explained that I had an emergency with my tooth and needed to be seen asap. The dentist apologized for the lack of knowledge of the appointment scheduler, so I get to go back to the dentist tomorrow. Yep, another 3 hours in the car- so, I will have added an extra 12 hours of into my week of dealing with a broken tooth. I was told to arrive at 3:10 p.m. today- I arrived at 3:12 p..m. (not bad for coming straight from Minneapolis) and called back at 4:00 p.m. I think if I would have been seen at my scheduled appointment time my tooth could have been repaired today.

Local seems to mean 90 miles to our new insurance company- I still can't grasp the fact that a CVS store that is 90 miles away is local. Oh well, that's a whole other saga! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. I am giggling at the thought of you wondering when bakeries added rocks to cookies. Sorry to hear that it's been such a hassle to get it repaired! That's so frustrating. CVS really needs to get here!!

  2. I hope your insurance company doesnt get charged for the first visit to see the dentist! I mean they will wrote it off as an exam and bill it, but thats entirely not right to you if you have a co-pay.
    It always seems teeth get cracked/broken at the worst times. Hope your appt goes smoothly tomorrow!


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