Fay's projected path is pretty much over the top of Gainesville.
As expected, we are currently sitting around at work, waiting for something to happen. What cases were in hospital will get whatever imaging they need, but anything coming from outside probably won't. I expect the storm will move in close enough by this afternoon to make the drive home an adventure. David sent me to work in the Scion, him driving the older Chevy. I appreciate his concern but don't know if it will make any difference. The x/D has a higher profile so the wind might bne an issue, but the brakes are better and I'm paranoid about driving in the rain. At any rate, I may just find a computer someplace out of the way and look busy (and write, Valerie and Daniel are working some things out ;-) or just hope for something to happen to make the day pass more quickly.
Boomerang Fay is set to pass right over us in Gainesville sometime tomorrow. I'll see just how strong the winds are in the morning to determine if I will be willing to drive the 30 miles to work. It's not like a lot of people will be keeping their appointments at the VMC tomorrow anyway. We stood around and stared at each other a lot today anyway; tomorrow will be even worse.

I'm thinking of bringing a pack of cards.

For some reason after today, I'm whipped. Doing the horse CT contributed, certainly. But I'm sitting here in my chair, eyelids heavy and ready to crash. It's not even completely dark outside. On an up note, the new (to us) washer seems to be working just fine. Sadly, this also means I have to fold and put away those clean clothes... dammit.

I've only written about 6 pages in my new story and I'm already trying to find a reason why couples argue, badly enough that they break up/ take some time apart. Granted, they aren't living together so it's easy enough for them to not see each other for awhile, except they're neighbors. I'm thinking maybe her ex coming around might be enough to get things going but the story is still very much in its infancy. Still, I'm open to suggestions. 

Anybody?... Bueller?

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( Jun. 30th, 2008 12:39 pm)
Friday is the Fourth of July and therefore a holiday. The way the budget is around here, I'm a wee bit surprised we aren't working for free that day. I'm returning to the 8-5 routine (more traffic, both ways...*sigh*) and may or may not be taking a class in the "Fall" (still summer here in Jungle-Hell Florida). I'm tempted to take as many classes as I can pack in, just because that's probably the next budget cut victim; the employee education program. I can't afford it any other way. And the whole novel-writing scheme isn't happening quickly enough... not for there to be no gap in income...;-) Someday, perhaps.

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( Jun. 16th, 2008 07:34 pm)
I helped radiograph an elephant. I've never been closer to one than the audience in a circus so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about being on the ground with such a large animal. But Judy was a good girl, her handler was great and we got the images of her leg we needed. SHe was being a bit playful and would take her handler by the arm with her trunk and drag him from place to place. She would take my hand and put my hand where she wanted to be scratched. I got over being ga-ga over the weird animals we get from time to time, mainly because of the accompanying hoopla and disruption to our work day they cause. But this was cool. I could do this again. 

 So, we have this career ladder thing at work they've just instituted. Don't ask me to explain it, I'm not sure the people who made it up are entirely sure how it works. What it amounts to is a way for us to earn merit raises and proving ourself worthy to work for the VMC (veterinary medical center). There are some glitches in the system, one of which is doing certain procedures with someone watching and them siging off that you indeed can do this task. The fine print is, there are 6 or so people in the whole hospital that are authorized to sign off on our lists. I can't even find a radiologist to look at an active study when I have a patient under anesthesia so I can scan/radiograph/image more and send it away. So, here comes the volunteering part. I am making a study guide for the items on our list. Google is indeed godlike because I have 40-some-odd pages of material already. I will probably end up with hundreds of pages of material to cover everything on all four levels. And, the level three and four things I already do; will I be paid accordingly for them? No. Can I stop doing them until I am paid accordingly? No.
Did I mention the test? There's a test too, written... in addition to the practicals. Did I mention how much time there is before the first test? I didn't? Five weeks.
I am so being kept down by the man.....


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