Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walk #198: Unexpected...

106 degrees Fahrenheit at the Homestead today. We don't have air conditioning, so I went to Paradise to do the laundry while the girls went to the community swimming pool.

While firing up the barbecue for dinner I got a call from work .

"Can you work a 12 hour shift tomorrow?" the Nursing Supervisor asked. A hint, if you are needing additional hours, never, ever turn a Nursing Supervisor down. They want their staffing problems solved quickly, and will call the most likely person who will work.

So I said yes, and within fifteen minutes I had my car packed, the dog scratched and said goodbye to the women in my life.

Three and a half hours later, I made it to the hospital. Got my room at the Monastic Dorm. Turned on the air conditioner (the room was like a furnace) and went for a walk. I watched a helicopter come in with a patient. The night is very, very warm. Even humid. I walked for twenty minutes around this small community.

Now it is back to the (hopefully) cooler room for a bit of shut eye before my early start tomorrow.


Ian Woofenden said...

Didn't go to meditation today, and it turned out no one did, partly due to a late ferry.

So I got a ton of work done and then blasted out around the block, but decided to do the figure 8, and pushed it all the way, for fun.

11.39 miles
12.26 mph avg
38.71 mph max

Ian Woofenden said...

Another day, another ride:
11.53 miles
11.24 mph average
38.71 mph max

Went to the store to ask Nor a question, and got up into the valley before remembering that I had a message for her, so I turned back, and went home against the NW wind.