Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Long Haul....

We came off duty yesterday around 4 p.m. and today we go in at 11:30. We then begin our long haul till our days off. We'll be on call, 24/7 and work 12 hour days on Friday and Saturday. The early part of the week just flies by but as we get to the end of the week, this is the hardest part.

Linda went out this morning and joined the managers for breakfast while I slept. She found out that one of our residents passed away last night, at the hospital. He had gone into the hospital last week....was 97 years old and his body was just worn out. His daughter arrived, from Michigan, to see him and he died soon after. This is the first resident to die since we've started here. I'm sure the other residents will be affected for the next few days with the news of his death.

Linda called this morning and made an appointment for Boomer to get a haircut and get his nails trimmed. I know the haircut will go fine....not so sure about the nail trim. He has become very temperamental about getting them cut so am hoping this new place has some magic powers to make it happen. Maybe they will hypnotize him or something....

We also made an appointment to get our rig worked on before we take it out camping. Just before we left New Jersey the air conditioning died and we still have the situation with the grey valve letting water past it when closed and the black tank leaking around the top. We're hoping this place can get all of those things resolved. With 90 degree temps here, we can't go camping without having a working AC unit...no way...no how...would make it too sticky for sleeping. The humidity has returned....Monday and Tuesday were awesome days of low humidity and temps in the high 70's but we are now back up to the 90 degree mark and the humidity is back. Thank goodness that there is a little bit of a breeze today.

Well time to get ready for work....

1 comment:

Movable Book Lady said...

Ah yes, summer in the Piedmont. I remember 99 deg days with 99% humidity growing up with no a/c. Get that a/c fixed, for sure.