This last week Prudence pulled out all the stops, and almost went
ballistic in my house and on my driveway.
It all started when I tried to roll what I hope to be the last
"perfect" Christmas tree off of my vehicle. Normally I
have help, although there have been a few times when I have completed
the exercise by myself.
This was not a good day for a solo attempt however, since the 200
pound plus tree was a bit much for me to handle and it thumped the
right side mirror right off my car.
Then on Monday MRS came within a hair's breath of being fired at
her job, courtesy of a vindictive resident that she wrote up for
some patient abuse. The hospital has been trying since July to think
up some good reason to fire all of the PA's but once more fortune
smiled and the MRS simply was transferred to another service where
she will get way more practice in surgery.
Besides, she is happier and way less tired.
Last night at a work party one of the Dr's from her former rotation
asked me if I thought there was any way to coax her back to their
service. I laughed. She's happy I said, It's just not happening.
Besides, she's asked for 4 letters of recommendation and expects
to take them at the end of Jaunary out to Arizona.
She too, is so ready to blow this popstand.
On Tuesday I had slight business reversal, about equal to the cost
of the Camera and Lens, but by Thursday, I had earned it all back.
Meanwhile, the tree is up in the living room calling for decorations.
I'll leave you with a couple of images of the standard fare for
this time of year, a before and an after, both taken at the same
rink, first the old, then the new.
At first I thought the same goal was used in each pic, but tonight
I noticed that one has good paint on it, the other does not.
What the heck, I've got em, might as well show em. These next two
are from our new "home ice" in a brand new arena at a
local Catholic high school / seminary. The lighting is great and
there is an elevated jogging track that surrounds the ice and makes
a great perch for shooting pics.
And tonight's favorite image, one of my son's good friends on the