Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It seems like a 'if something can go wrong, it will' was the theme of the day.
Most of the morning was drizzly.
On the way to work, the 'low air' message came on. I stopped to get air and the place was closed. I found a place to get air and thought the problem was handled - not. Later the 'low air' message reared its ugly head again. So, again, I got air. I rescheduled the last patient of the day so I could get the tire taken care of. Fortunately, she was very understanding. I got to the tire store nearly 2 hours before it closed and was told that there was no way it could be repaired today as there were 12 cars ahead of me! I would need to come back tomorrow. It's not like I'm new there. I've been doing business with them for nearly 3 years and haven't had a problem in the past. It makes no sense that IF I stay and wait it should be about an hour but if they put the doughnut on and I leave the tire there to pick up at the end of the day, it may not be able to get done. For the life of me, I don't understand how my sitting there doing nothing gets the tire repaired in about an hour but leaving it for 11 hours, it can't get repaired! When I got home, I had to rearrange tomorrow's schedule so that I could get the tire repaired.
My computer gave me multiple challenges today. The mouse pad wouldn't work and I kept being booted off-line.
There were numerous challenges with patients. examples: A patient's caretaker died and I had to go to the opposite side of the county to do an admission history and physical so that long term placement could be made. A follow-up patient visit, which was scheduled for a half hour took nearly an hour and a half. A patient couldn't remember why he needed to see a specialist and the specialist hadn't gotten the information that I had sent. There were several other challenges with patients, but you get the idea.
With the extra driving, the 'low fuel' light came on and I had to get three gallons of 'expensive' gas - i.e. ~ 20 cents more per gallon (as I was not near where gas is more reasonable).
Next the 'stability track' light came on! I've scheduled an appt to get that taken care of. However, the earliest I could schedule an appt on line is a week from Saturday. I tried to send an e-mail to the service person to be sure that would not cause damage to the car but was unable to. So, I sent an e-mail to his manager. I probably won't hear anything until sometime tomorrow.
Then this evening, I got a call from my Dad. His cousin passed away unexpectantly. The funeral is Monday.
On the news I heard about the fertilizer plant exploding in Texas.
I know the Lord won't give me more than, with His grace, I can handle. Right now, I'm not so sure (smile).
Definately, I'm looking forward to a better tomorrow!