Apart from a Skywatch post later tomorrow, I may be a little quiet/absent for the next few days.I have a busy day tomorrow,what with it being 'Picture Day' and parent/teacher conferences at school until 7pm. And then unfortunately at noon on Friday, I am having a rather critical tooth extracted and bone reconstruction done! This will be followed by an eventual implant in January, which I have to say I am not looking forward to.Even more painful is the total cost, which from start to finish will be about $5,000, of which my insurance will cover 60%. That's still a pretty hefty bill to pay though and if it wasn't one of my front teeth, I wouldn't even consider it! So this has effectively curtailed any plans we might have had for spending or travel.Having qualified as a Dental Assistant many years ago I have a good idea what to expect, and needless to say I'll be lying low this weekend with an ice-pack or three!This is the 3rd tooth I have had to have extracted in the 3 years I have been here. To be fair, prior to my arrival they had all gone through not just root canal treatments, but also major oral surgery to save them. But I am beginning to think something in the water here does not agree with my dental health! I won't tempt fate by making any statements or predictions, but I am hopeful this is now the end of my bad dental run.