If you are going to the dentist for a procedure involving the high-speed drill, leave your hearing aids at home. I'm jus sayin'.......(otherwise, the resultant sounds are more ominous than usual.)
As it turns out, my tooth didn't break - it was an old, old porcelain crown that cracked in half - leaving a jagged edge so sharp it is a wonder that I didn't cut my tongue on it. I now have a temporary crown; placed there with heavier than usual cement, so that it may last six months or more (please God) before it has to be replaced. Yay.
The car passed inspection with flying colors. All I need to remember is to have the tires rotated at my next oil change. I can do that.
The plumber had a not so pleasant answer for us, however. There is a leak under the guest room toilet which necessitates it's removal and Lord knows what else to repair it. He cut off the water lines to that bathroom, so we have to use another one until he comes to repair it on Friday. Boo. As I said yesterday, it's always something. I just have to remember this: it could be worse!