Well, folks, tomorrow is Big Day Number 1. We have enough money to get 16 of Mr. Leeny's teeth removed tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10:00. The church benevolence organization raised enough to pay for 14 extractions, and on Saturday a check for $200 arrived from my sister, which will pay for the other 2 teeth. That will leave only 11 to go.
The benevolence organization drive ended yesterday, and the person at my church who's in charge of it says she thinks there will be a couple hundred dollars more going to the dental clinic. Also, on Saturday night, Mr. Leeny called a friend of his who is an oncologist in North Carolina. This friend was "co-best man" at our wedding (Mr. Leeny had more attendants than I had). When Mr. Leeny told him about the need for funds, his friend's first response was, "Why didn't you call me sooner?" He is going to be mailing a contribution directly to the dental clinic, and Mr. Leeny's past experience with him leads him to think it may be a considerable amount. We may be able to finish these extractions soon.
I will definitely be out of the office and away from the computer tomorrow and Wednesday. Mr. Leeny mentioned, though, that during one of his conversations today with the dental clinic, someone said that the doctor would give me a work excuse to be out for the rest of the week. I don't know if I will be back on Thursday or on Monday; it depends on how Mr. Leeny is after the surgery.
Please give us the special TDK treatment. Mr. Leeny is getting very anxious, and I want him to be all right.