>It has been 3 months since I have updated my blog. Just, wow. Where to start?
I am still working as a nurse at the hospital. My hours that were cut have never come back. F’rinstance, I am at work tonight, but they floated me out to a different unit since our 40 bed unit has only 21 patients. They had to float three of us out to different units, sent one person to be a “sitter” with someone who is either suicidal or deranged (a safety risk or something), and they cancelled one other person. I responded to the lack of work by getting hired at Nursefinders. I have worked exactly two jobs for them. Well, one was a flu clinic where I worked for 2.5 hours and got paid for 4. That was pretty good. If I could get a full time gig doing that, it would be nice. Work 25 hours a week and get paid for 40? Sign. Me. Up.
The second job was this semi-quadriplegic (he has some use of his arms) that I had to go to his house four days a week to help him out with a dressing change and other nursing stuff. It wasn’t bad work, but when I factored in the cost of gas, driving there (Nursefinders doesn’t reimburse for those), etc, I was making almost half of what I make at the hospital. Not worth it. I would rather work at Target. That and he was some kind of Satanist who liked to antagonize me and mock my beliefs. I can understand bearing up under persecution, but why willingly put myself in that position? After a few weeks I told them I wasn’t going back. I haven’t gotten a job from them after the flu clinic in November.
Since Nursefinders didn’t work out, I decided to apply at other area hospitals, even though they would probably require me to work weekends (which I can’t do, since that’s what I work at my current job). I had an interview at the hospital closest to my house, and they offered me a job last Wednesday. Orientation starts next monday (right after the Super Bowl). Hopefully this solves our “not enough money” problem.
Speaking of the Super Bowl, the Colts are going to their FOURTH Super Bowl! Strangely enough, all four have been in Miami, FL. We lost Super Bowl III to the Jets, then won Super Bowl V against the Cowboys. We all know what happened three years ago in Super Bowl 41, and we all know what’s going to happen next week, right? We are going to beat the Saints. BTW, kudos to the Saints for getting to the Super Bowl for the first time ever. Seriously, the team has existed since 1967, and this is their first trip. Unfortunately they had to pick a year the Colts got to the big show. Bummer for them 🙂
My plantar fasciitis has mostly gone away, but I haven’t been exercising, so I gained back the 25 pounds I lost last summer. So now it’s back to the drawing board. I found out that the Indianapolis YMCA entered into a “relationship” with my hospital, so now I get a 15% discount off the monthly fee. This is good, because my wife can now swim (her joints give her problems when she does high impact exercise) and we can both start getting more active. Now if I can just eschew the chewing.
I haven’t ridden my motorcycle in over two months because it’s been either icy, snowy, or freezing. Every time the temperature gets up around 40 degrees, it’s also raining. Raining on a motorcycle at 70 degrees is fun. Raining at 40 degrees is no fun. Make a note.
I am so happy Scott Brown won the Senate seat in Massachusetts, since this means we won’t have socialized health care. Yay, MA voters!
That’s all for now.