Monday, March 22, 2010

Sometimes, It Pays to Call Ahead

There is a dental hygienist that flies in a couple times a month to take care of routine care. For anything else, we have to fly to West Palm Beach. March is the month all of us need to have our teeth looked at, so we had scheduled dental appointments for today. Wyatt's was first, at 10:15. Oliver doesn't come home for lunch until 11, so mine was later, as was his. He always takes the car to work, which is typically no big deal because I either don't need to go anywhere or can walk because everything I need is a five minute walk away.

However,we woke up to rain today. It rarely rains all day here, and it almost always rains at night, not during the day. Oliver took the car today, anyway, because he has a decent distance to go to get to work. I figured the rain would stop soon enough, as it typically does.

Unfortunately for me, it didn't. In fact, it intensified. When it was time to go, it was coming down pretty hard, so I outfitted Wyatt in his rain coat, and put a jacket on Oscar to mollify him because he really wants a rain coat, too (although it really wasn't cold enough to need one). My plan had been to put him on my back in the Ergo and use the umbrella, but I could not for the life of me find it. I also couldn't find the rain cover for our jogger, which was put who knows where when we moved, plus we were running late, so I finally just put Oscar in the jogger, pulled the sun shade over him the best I could, and braved the elements.

We were drenched by the time we got there, and ten minutes late, but we made it. I was concerned our lateness was an issue because I noticed the dentist room was dark (you can see it from the front door of the clinic), but when I went to talk to the receptionist, I discovered it was something else completely: due to the bad weather, the plane our hygienist was on had been diverted to Nassau and no one knew when it would return to Andros. Sigh.

So, I left my number in case she showed up and wanted to reschedule for tomorrow, and dragged us back home in the pouring rain. Oliver got back soon after and we discovered the missing umbrella was in the car the whole time. Definitely not the most useful place for that.

At least it's warm here. I don't mind being rained on so much when it's nice out temperature-wise.

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