So it seems I have landed an evening job to supplement my outrageous annual Euro-Vacation spending habits.
Yes, I am now moonlighting some nights now as the Girl Who Cleans Up After the Dentist.
Lots and lots of dangerously-poky instruments to sterilize first in the Mysterious Blue Ultra-Sonic Chemical Bath...then I seal them up neatly in little baggies....and then load them all up for a ride in Mr. Autoclave which is sort of like an ancient and finicky pressure cooker that must be gently coaxed into doing its job by fiddling with the little knobs.
'Tis an art, but not exactly rocket surgery I was assured by my friend Sherry who is training me this week and next.
And yes, I'm keeping my day job at the childcare centre.
But after seven hours of shrill little voices and soggy mittens, a few quiet hours at the dentist office after-hours may well be something to look forward to.