Well, sometimes life jumps up and bites ya in the keester. Found out about 3 weeks ago that my husband needs to have bypass surgery on 3 of the blood vessels that feed his heart and also needs to have 2 of the valves in his heart repaired/replaced. Before he can have surgery, he needs to get his teeth pulled(they are in fairly sorry shape-broken, etc.). The trick is to find a dentist that doesn't charge an arm and two legs to get this done. He has talked to a couple of dentists-one would cost over 4grand after what our dental insurance would cover; the other doesn't take insurance, so would have to pay upfront and then file claim with insurance ourselves. We want to get this done before the end of the year, since he has met his deductible already. Oh, well, life goes on.