Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday 08.31.2016

Another great day!

We had the "make up session" of the Education Fair that we had presented in April.  It went really well.

After I dropped off the decorations and other things that I had brought, then went out for a few grocery items.

Back at home, a quiet night.

Tomorrow I hope to run.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday 08.30.2016

Another great day!!

Worked with the Orientee again. Lots to learn...catching on.

At home, finished collecting things for the make up session of the Education Fair.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday 08.29.2016

Another great day!

Worked with an Orientee again. She's Awesome. I'll miss her as she goes on to her position, but it's nice to know she'll be a great Team Mate.

A quiet evening.

Tomorrow we do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday 08.28.2016

Another great day!!

Went for a run this morning.  The sun was nice, there was a little breeze, and the humidity was still uncomfortably high.

I made it around, though. Certainly better than the other day.

Breakfast, shower.

Frank and I went out to pick up a printer. I had a printer that I liked, and it worked well. I get so frustrated when the "updates" end up "outdating" the peripherals. We searched and installed and modified, all to no avail.

"This device is no longer supported."

Come. On.

So I found one for half-price. Sure hope I like it as much as the one that isn't supported any more.

Frank grilled a bunch of meats, I fixed some veggies and a dessert, and his friend and kids stopped by. Gobbled it up, stayed a little longer, and left.

I was able to get the printer working, all by myself!!!  So I now have print-ability.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday 08.27.2016

Another great day!

Went out for a few items.  Just as I got in the store, the sky opened up. The sound of the rain on the store roof was pretty loud! It passed quickly, and was lightly sprinkling when I was finished shopping.

I stopped at home before going to the next store.

That was a shorter trip, and when I got out of that store, the sun was shining.

I fixed my supper, cleaned up the kitchen, and ate.

Visited with Frank for a bit, and spent the rest of the evening studying.

More of the same tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday 08.26.2016

Another great day!

Enjoyed working with the Orientee--I think she'll be a great fit in the Team.

Back at home, I could hardly stay awake.

A quiet night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday 08.25.2016

Another great day!

Woke feeling a little "punky" again this morning. Thought about going out for a run, just didn't get out there. Besides, it sprinkled a little.

Had breakfast instead, and got ready for the meeting.

Meeting was good, got lots accomplished.

Back at home, I decided to go out. It was high 70's, but overcast.

Until I got going.

Then the sun broke out.

I got about half way around (I go a bit over 2 miles) and the humidity felt like it was rising, and I got really hot and queasy.  Still perspiring, so I knew I wasn't in trouble, but I walked most of the rest of the way. And there was lots of shade. I felt better after a few blocks.

Back inside, I drank some cool water, ran cold water on my wrists to cool down.  Took a shower and was good.

Supper, a couple of phone conversations, and a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday 08.24.2016

Another great day!!

Enjoyed a shower before breakfast; walked over to the Dentist office for my appointment, which went fairly well.

Crown prep by one of the new doctors.

When I left, I saw that it had rained a little. Smelled wet, and the pavement was only damp. And dry where below the tree branches. The sky had those "hmm, is it going to rain?" small clouds moving through, though is wasn't windy.

Just as I turned the last corner down my block, it started. My arms were kind of wet when I let myself into the house.

As the anesthetic wore off, my mouth became more uncomfortable. I took some ibuprofen to decrease the swelling and discomfort.  After a while, I felt better.

I spent the majority of the afternoon/evening studying. October 3rd will be zooming up....

Tomorrow is a meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday 08.23.2016

Another great day!

Worked with The Best Co-Workers Ever.  And an Orientee.

We had a good day.

Tomorrow is a crown prep.

Tired tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday 08.22.2016

Another great day!

At the J.O.B. this morning, I had someone scheduled to come in for me so I could help "host" an event. We got things set up, the program got started, and we were done. Yes, it was a couple of hours later...

Back on the floor, I took an expectant couple on a tour of our department--they should be with us in a week or so, when their "time" comes.

And after that, I wasn't needed.  The person that was working for me was "on call",  and I was able to leave on an "on call" basis too.  Fine with me.

Did a few things at home, and took myself out for a walk. Delightful. Temps around 74 with blue sky and light breeze and low humidity. Haven't seen that kind of weather in a while.

When I got back in, I changed clothes and went out for a few groceries.  Fired up the grill when I got back and fixed supper.  Yum.

Cleaned the kitchen and had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is another work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday 08.21.2016

Another great day!!

After breakfast I went outdoors and picked up the leftover roofing debris (shingles and nails) from alongside the garage. Yep, there was quite a bit that had fallen from the edge of the tarp. Frank had a strong magnet, and I used that, too, finding another dozen or so nails. Sure hope I picked up the one that was headed for the tire....

I helped Frank move the rowboats under the carport. He cooked on the grill (what a nice delight!!).

A fairly quiet rest of the day.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading.  Hugs.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday 08.20.2016

Another great day!!

Started with a run. It was a little warmer than I had hoped for, but I went out anyway.  I walked a couple of times when I was feeling a little overheated. I enjoyed the shade from the tree canopies that are along much of the route I take, and did well.

Breakfast, and a little drowsy.  I ended up having a snooze...

Then a shower.

Out for a few groceries.

Fixed supper and ate, and a quiet evening.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday 08.19.2016

Another great day!!

Worked the overflow unit with The Best Co-Workers Ever and an Orientee.  We had a good day.

The last couple of hours of the shift, we had sent the discharges home, moved the remaining couplet over to the primary unit, did what we needed to do, and left in a timely manner.

Home, and a quiet evening.

Tomorrow I hope to run, if the weather is favorable.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday 08.18.2016

Another great day!

Had a nice work day with the Orientees. Yes, I had two of them with me today; one is almost done and mostly independent, and the other is 2 days new. All went well.

Stopped for a few groceries on the way home.

Frank had gotten the trailer removed from the van and moved it under the carport. Bonus!!  Thanks, Frank!

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday 08.17.2016

Another great day!

Got the rowboats home without incident, thank you God.

Other than rain, and a stop to re-adjust the tarp (in the rain). It wasn't raining when I stopped. Started pouring when I was too far into it to quit. So I got wet. The comedy was me taking off dripping wet, soaked-to-the-skin clothing in the van and putting on dry clothes. Ah, comfort.

Unloaded, unpacked, laundry done, shower next, work tomorrow.

It's been a long two days.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday. 08.16.2016

Another great day!

Rain this morning. Breakfast, put my overnight bag together, pulled a few things out of the fridge, went downstairs to get a small cooler.

Uh oh.

Must have gotten more rain than I thought last night. Lots of water in the corner and across over to the furnace. Fortunately, there were a couple of throw rugs on the floor that had absorbed a lot of the water. I took a deep breath and thought about how I was going to clean this up.

First, I picked up one of the rugs and quickly carried it over to the sump crock. That thing held a lot of water! It trailed water all the way over, and I found something to hang it over. Water streamed out of it.

So, knowing how wet those rugs were, I picked up the second one and hurriedly carried that it over, hanging that one, too. If I had found them earlier in the morning, I would have put those in the washer to rinse and spin, then put them in the dryer and they would have been done. But I was ready to leave and didn't have the time to start it now. I figured it would be good enough until tomorrow, used a mop and sopped up the floor.

A safe drive up to the lake,  thank you God, with intermittent rain the first couple of hours of the trip. Sunshine and blue sky with fluffy clouds were up ahead.

Evelyn was expecting me; I was happy to have arrived. Took in my few bags, had a bite of lunch that I had brought, and we went down to the GC.

J&P had arrived. It was good to see them.

Between the four of us, we got the boat trailer ready to travel. I'll look for another trailer light in the morning, and if I find one, Jim will put it on and I will be heading south. The whole process went pretty well. Thank you to all who helped.

J&P had supper, Evie and I went to have supper, too.

We spent the evening in her Bug Free Zone, visiting and watching the lake, listening to the rain, watching it get dark.


Tomorrow I'll make some phone calls before heading out. Hoping to be southbound before the rain starts again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday 08.15.2016

Another great day!!

Spent the day with a few of the Best Co-Workers Ever/Good Friends. Four of us went over to Kalamazoo to visit the One Who Moved Away.

It was a great afternoon.

Back at home, I got things collected to go up north tomorrow. Just for an overnight. Going to bring the rowboats home.

Looking forward to it.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday 08.14.2016

Another great day!!

Manageable work load as we discharged and admitted throughout the afternoon.

Tomorrow I'm going with a small group to visit a former Co-Worker. I think it will be a nice afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday 08.13.2016

Another great day!

Worked, with The Best Co-Workers Ever.

And some pretty good patients, too.

I love my job.

Tomorrow I do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday 08.12.2016

Another great day!

I'm trying real hard to not complain about the low 90's and high humidity. It will be all too soon that it's cold and blowy and snowy and shovel-y and .....

I really wanted to be outdoors with the sunshine. The heat and humidity pushed me back inside.  I did go out this morning for a few sale items, though. I couldn't even put the top down.

I made use of the "indoor time" by making business calls, working on my budget (it's still good *smile*), and putzing around.

I cooked supper on the grill, finishing a little before the rain came.

Lots of rain. In 20 minutes.

Flooded the road in front of my house.

And 20 minutes after the rain stopped, the storm drains caught up with the influx.

A quiet rest of the night.

Work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday 08.11.2016

Another great day!!

Though hot--high 80's and humid.

I went with Frank to look at a house for him. It would mostly work, but I didn't see excitement about it. The right one is out there.

After getting home, I went out for an errand.

Back at home again, I fixed food out on the grill. Yum!

After a while, I laid on the sofa and had a short rest. I really wanted to do something outdoors, but the heat pushed me back in.

The air conditioner is making a favorable difference.

I studied for a while, making progress. October third will be here in a minute!!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday 08.10.2016

Another great day!

Had a dental cleaning. Changes in the office. I was a little off-guard--different receptionist, different hygienist ("my" girl had a funeral), different doctor. Everyone did a good job, and all went well.  Other than being told I need a tooth repaired.  Crowned.

Back at home, I visited with Frank a bit before going out in the yard.

I got the bottom of the boat cleaned and put into the garage. It was nice get that job done.

Had a nice shower to cool off, and a bite to eat.

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday 08.09.2016

Another great day!!

Had a nice work day with the Best Co-Workers Ever.

So Blessed.

Tired tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday 08.08.2016

Another great day!

Up, getting ready for work.

Ring Ring. Stay home.

Back to bed.

I dozed on and off, then slept for a bit, waking about 10:00!  I finally felt rested.

As I was putzing around, reviewing the collected mail, planning the day, getting ready to have breakfast, the phone rang again.

Come in.

So I fixed breakfast, changed into work clothes, re-did the hair, and went in.

I had a great afternoon with a patient. Each time I work outside of my unit, I learn something. It was good.

Back at home, a quiet night.

Tomorrow I'll work my own unit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday 08.07.2016

Another great day!

Breakfast, then off to the Reunion!

80th Annual Gushen Family Reunion

Beautiful sunshine, 80 degrees, light breeze through the large pavilion. Lots of conversation, camaraderie, and wonderful food.

Back at home, Frank went off to do whatever; I put the picnic things away, went to the store for a couple of sale items, had a visit with the neighbor.

Got some "work foods" put together, as tomorrow I go back to the J.O.B.. *sigh*

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday 08.06.2016

Another great day!!

Went for a run this morning. Temperature was mid-70's and rising, with hot sun. I enjoyed the leafy, canopied areas in the neighborhood.

Breakfast, shower.

Spent way longer than I should have at the store.

Frank was finishing clearing alongside the garage when I got back. We moved the boat around in the driveway and I got my laundry started.

Three loads washed, dried, and put away. Salad made for Reunion tomorrow, table service collected.

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday 08.05.2016

Another great day!

Missed writing yesterday, sure was a long day.

Hot at the lake, 91 degrees when I left.  Packed and loaded and hooked on the boat and drove down-state. All went well, and all was well at home. Unloaded and unpacked mostly. So happy to have an air conditioner.

Thank you God for all of your gifts.

Friday I cleaned the "boat half" of the garage. Needed to move just a few things, then hosed it down. Put the fan on and waited for it to finish drying.

Along the side of the garage where the "lean-to" (actually a nice solid structure coming off of the roof) was built was a bed of day lilies the length of the building. It is now shaded and is dying back.  I cut half of them down (by hand) and put the debris in the large paper lawn waste bags we have to use in the city. Tedious, but I wasn't in a hurry.  I'll finish it tomorrow.

Also need to clean the bottom of the boat, which wasn't too bad, and get it into the garage.

Laundry and groceries, and I'll be ready to go back to the J.O.B. on Monday.  *sigh*

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday 08.03.2016

Another great day!!

Blue sky and sunshine and very, very warm. Ok, hot. At least high 80's.

After a slow morning and a great breakfast (thank you Cindy), we floated, swam, played in the boat. Tubing and water skiing. So much fun.

The canopy down, the boat out of the water, items stowed, cover on. *sigh*

Tomorrow I'll pack and clean and load and leave.

It's been a great vacation.

Thank you God.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday 08.02.2016

Another great day!!

Clear and warm this morning.

Cindy and I went out for a walk around the lake. It was a little over 2 hours, though it didn't seem that long.

We had a bite to eat, got the gas cans, and went into Hale. First, to go the Fish store. She found many items and was very happy about the prices. I found a few items, also, and was happy with my price, too.

Over to the gas station for boat gas, then back to the lake.

Tom was kind enough to put the fuel into the boat for me. I sure appreciate all he does for me.

And then we played in the water.

Tubing:  Sophia, Cindy, Tom.  Skiing:  Sophia, Kathy.

We were ready for supper after all that.

So we all went up to Annie's.

Delicious, then back to The Lake for a pontoon ride, which was fabulous.

A quiet rest of the evening.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday 08.01.2016

Another great day!!

The winds finally died down as the afternoon went on. The clouds moved on and the sunshine took over the blue summer sky.

We uncovered the boat about 3 o'clock; we all had fun skiing and tubing. Sophia tubed, Tom water skied, Cindy skied, I skied. I was in the water and helped Sophia--4th attempt resulted in going around and around. She didn't let go!!!  Another new skier!!

We all had grins.

After a break for supper, we enjoyed a pontoon ride around the lake. So nice to be on quiet water. Thanks, Tom!

We finished the evening with a fire in the starry darkness with the song of the loons as background music.

Thank you, God.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.