Most of you know that going to the dentist in Mexico is a much more economical experience than going to the dentist in Canada or the United States. In fact, if you are looking at having anything major done, you could fly to Mexico, have a one week vacation, get your dental work done and fly back to Canada...and still be cheaper than going to the dentist in Canada.
For example, I had some major work done a few years ago. I had been for estimates at a couple of dentists in Canada and they wanted $3,500. I had the work done at a dentist in Chetumal, Mexico for 6,000 pesos, which at the time worked out to $550 Canadian. I have been totally happy with the work, even now three years later.
Anyhow, Ruth wanted to get her teeth cleaned and said she had some minor irritation on a tooth she had repaired in Puerto Escondido last year. So Barb recommended a dentist in town and Ruth had a 6:00pm appointment yesterday. We arrived at 5:55pm and Ruth was taken in right away. In fact, we were the only ones there.
The dentists in this office are a father and daughter team. The daughter was looking after Ruth, and she even spoke enough English to get by. Better than our Spanish. She did the inspection, found no problems, and proceeded to do the cleaning. At the end, they talked about the tooth that was causing some minor irritation and said that everything looked good from a visual inspection, but it was up to Ruth if she wanted an x-ray to check things further. Ruth decided it wasn't worth the extra effort because it wasn't really bothering her that much.
Total bill was 200 pesos ($16.00).
On to the England story. Our friends Glen and Steve who we talked about yesterday just happened to send us a note that Glen's cousin was looking for a house and dog sitter for their place in Wakefield, England. After some contact back and forth, we have agreed to look after their home and their dog Sophie from June 22 to July 9, almost two and a half weeks.
Wakefield is in the northern part of England, just a few miles south of Leeds.
This is exactly what we've been looking for, and it's in an area that some of my ancestors are from so I'll be able to do some more family history research. In fact, my grandfather was born in Wakefield, England, and my great-grandfather is buried there.
And of course you've noticed the changes to the blog. I'm not done tweaking things yet, but I like the cleaner format. Might be a little too much blue though, what do you think? I've decided to stick with blogger now that I've figured out how to get things to look the way I wanted them to. It was going to be too much work, and more expensive to change things to a different "supplier". So for now, this is the new look. Constructive criticism is welcome!
Oh! Almost forgot to remind you to vote!
Had our best day yet yesterday, with 217 votes! Thanks everyone!