Charlie and my dental hygienist think I have nice white teeth. I think they could be a little whiter.
On a daily basis I floss, rinse with Crest 3-D White Lux mouthwash, and brush with an electric toothbrush and Crest 3-D White toothpaste.
I have tried 2 different whitening systems that use gel in a custom mouthguard. One was from the dentist: Lumibrite. The other was generally available through mail order: ContrastPM. I’m opting for Lumibrite.
Now Lumibrite is available from Amazon at a good price of 4 syringes for $13.38 so I have ordered some to use with my Invisalign retainer. (When I bought it from the dentist it was $25 per syringe.)
I hope to have gleaming white teeth for our travels near and far.
I haven’t been paid or perked for anything said in this post.
While we are in London I want to visit both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. As a matter of fact we changed our travel dates because I wanted to see Buckingham Palace which is closed to visitors after September 30.
Tickets for both are available from any number of purveyors. I purchased ours from the Royal Collection Trust.
I have the tickets for Windsor Castle in hand because I printed them from the email response.
Although purchased from the same website Buckingham Palace tickets must be picked up at the venue with the receipt provided in another email.
There are multiple options for seeing Buckingham Palace. In addition to the state rooms of the palace, the mews, the Queen’s gallery, etc. are available for an extra charge.
We learned about light pollution and how it could easily be corrected by simply turning off lights. I was aware of this concept when I ordered the exterior house lights.
Then we all went outside and looked through 2 different telescopes that the presenter brought with him. First we viewed the moon. Then he focused the stronger telescope on Jupiter. We could see not only the planet but also its 4 moons. Very exciting.
While Sug was traveling back to the US from her mission in the Dominican Republic Charlie and I were traveling to Pennsylvania to pick up a puppy for her.
Dash went with us. He is our 4-and-a-half-month-old long-haired dachshund who weighs 12 pounds.
Sug’s dog’s name is Rory and at 8 weeks he weighs 4 pound 3 ounces, one-third of Dash’s weight.
Rory snuggled up close to Dash for the long ride home.
We stopped at the only Starbucks along the route so Charlie and I could have a coffee and also to get some water for the dogs. After a little research I found out that Starbucks has an off-menu, free treat for dogs: The Puppuccino.
The Puppuccino is a tiny cup filled with whipped cream. Dash enjoyed his very much.
Last year we installed the bare bones of the walk-in closet.
Then the weather turned bad and we had a lot of other things scheduled so we put the baseboard trim lumber covered with plastic out on the second floor deck.
Now I have set a goal to finish trimming the closet and the master bedroom by the end of July when we are having guests who will use the suite.
To that end I laid out the 16-foot long wood on the deck this morning so it could dry out a bit in the 90 degree sun.
Then Charlie brought it in and shoved it under the bed so it can get acclimated again to the house. The fact that it obstructs the passageway in the bedroom will encourage us to get it finished sooner rather than later.
Chore for next week: remove all floor obstacles in the closet so trimming can begin next weekend.
All through the cold months we’ve let some big projects go by the wayside.
We must finish adding baseboard trim to the master closet, master bedroom, and upstairs hallway.
Unfortunately we’ve been storing the lumber outside on the master deck. It needs to come inside for a few weeks while it gets acclimated to the indoor climate. The boards are 16 feet long so finding a reasonable storage will not be easy.