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If It's Tuesday, It Must Be...

Well, not really more disorientation though it is sort of more. As in off of Hospital today because I'm working on Saturday. So if it's Tuesday, and I'm off, it must be Saturday.

Exciting feed run this morning (NOT), all squirreled away into the respective barrels and therefor protected from rain. Of which we've been getting some, finally, and much appreciated. Still behind on the drought index, though not so bad as other areas are. Watching those tropical storm systems both because they could get nasty and because it is those tropical storm systems which will potentially bring enough rain to break the drought.

Then inside, and a bit of proof editing on last Wednesday's Saturday photos (I did mention is sort of not but really disorientation, right?) interrupted with working on some new chicken houses. Not fancy, more like wire, and used mostly only overnight to help keep those Dirty Yard Birds safe from fox or whatever is come calling. We got two mostly put together, still need the doors, or hatches, depends on your point of view I suppose. Then we both fled the heat and humidity for indoors. And more photo editing on my part, though I've now stopped because my eyes hurt.

Which, we shall see, on Thursday we'll get checked and perhaps a new prescription will help with the eye achiness... or achy-ness, or you know, seeing better for less effort.

No, I'm not showing you any of the photos yet. Not done proofing. First, the proof-editing for the model. Then, the selection process, which pieces to work up. Then, the work-up. Then the show y'all the work.

That's my day. How's yours?

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Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Mine was pretty shit, thanks for asking.

starting with arriving at work at 9am, to find the guy I'd arranged to cover my *activities/lifestyle* shift hadn't been covered for his nursing shift. so he'd come in to do his nursing shift (late, because he thought he was doing activities), and because I was running reception, there was no-one to do activities. So the head nurse decided to yell at me about that, even though it wasn't MY responsibility to ensure his shift was covered.

then the priest didn't show up to take mass. so I have about 40 bored elderly people making the carers lives harder than usual. So I had the residents complaining, AND the staff complaining at me. Meantime I'm covering my reception shift and popping in and out to put on DVDs and the like for the residents. AND calling every part time and casual staff member on our books to see if they could cover an afternoon shift for today and tomorrow. Every. Single. One. and couldn't get anyone. had to call in agency, so I had to go to the boss and ask permission, then spend 20 minutes explaining why there was no option but to call agency.

And then I've been worried about one of our chicken flock who has the symptoms of an impacted crop, and trying to arrange a vet visit for her.

Then just for shits and giggles, I spent 30 minutes explaining why the sections were set up so that the person on duty in section 3 has to pass through section 2 to get to 3 of their residents. Explained in great detail that I'd already tried to change it to the logical solution, but that the PCAs (and half the RNs) seemed unable to see why it was a bad thing. (Short answer: the rooms were numbered poorly. This whole problem could have been solved if the rooms were numbered differently)

So eventually I finished my shift, then on my own time had to take the poor chicken (Lola) to the vet, where in the end we had to euthanase her. So now I have a dead (autopsied) chicken in the back seat of my car in a box and have to explain to the residents tomorrow about why she was euthanased instead of spending ~$600 and probably losing her anyway.

So, that was my day. I'd just as soon not have another like it.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
oh, and just pure coincidence. After having tea with my mother, I came out and got into the car, the radio came on and what was playing. The Kinks, Lola.
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, there are days like that at Hospital...

Though perhaps serendipity along with coincidence. Though as I recall, Lola (in the song) turns out not actually to be what she seems...
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
yes, well, it was a Lola kind of day. Movie that was on last night? Kinky boots. About another Lola who was not quite what she seemed.
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