Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I've had a strange day today. Woke up at around 6am or so with a blinding headache, so I had to curl up on the sofa (the front room is relatively dark in my house, and the bedroom is full of BRIGHT BRIGHT PAINFUL LIGHT!) with a cold, wet cloth on my forehead. Headache stayed for an hour and a half, the bastard. Felt sicky for a while, but managed to perk up after a shower. Had to drop my car off to get something or other done with some ball bearings in one of the wheels (apparently it was bad...?!), then the dealership dropped me to work with one of their "bus runs".

Unsurprisingly, I was late to work, but spent a relaxing day with the client, and managed to hurt my back doing yoga. The bus was supposed to pick me up from work again at 5, but initially turned up at 4, so I had to tell them to come back. They then didn't turn up again until 5.20, and I was itching to get home so I could sleep before coming to work!

Managed to pick up my car, then get home by 6pm. Went to bed, setting my alarm for 8.30 - time for a quick shower before leaving at 9pm. The next thing I know, it's 9.30pm, and my other half is shaking me, and asking if I was supposed to be in work! I had no idea what day it was, and even thought it was 9.30 in the morning, and couldn't really figure out up from down for a good few minutes. Then it dawned on me that I should have already got to work! Had to call and make my apologies, and arrived 20 minutes late, lacking a shower : (

So, I've had a crazy day, and now I'm waiting impatiently for the time when I can go home and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Only just over 2 hours to go. Few things to do, so I should be able to fill the time : )

Saturday, July 24, 2004

I have never known tiredness quite like what I experience on a waking night. When I long for my bed, and my cats, and my man. When all I can do is count the hours down until I can drive the 20 minutes it takes me to get home. When all I can think is I hate to be here...

Friday, July 23, 2004

Remember that I said I took my DVD player into work on a quiet night recently? Well, when I arrived at work for a morning shift the other day, I was pulled aside and told in no uncertain terms not to it again as I was setting a bad example! A member of the "staff team" had mentioned that I had taken it in.... and I know exactly which pinickity little cow it was, too. I think she may feel a little threatened by me as she used to be the youngest officer, and now I am, at 23. Or maybe she's just a picky cow!!

Pipes are still broken in the bathroom. I have come to the decision that I hate bathrooms. Not for the functionality, oh no. I love the fact that I have a toilet, bath and shower - don't get me wrong. What I hate is the fact that I have to clean it! And it currently looks and absolute state as there is carpet adhesive all over the tiles, the side of the bath is missing, water keeps leaking under the bath, and a pipe is unattached under the sink! Great.

My time here is nearly up. Thank God! Only 2 hours to go, then I can go home to my nice snuggly warm bed. Mmmmmmmmmm.........

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Please click to the right and donate me some weapons of mass destruction! Then I can show Tony Blairblairblah where they were all along... on my website!!
I've got plenty of things I can be getting on with tonight, but yet I have still brought in my DVD player and loads of DVDs to choose from, so I am not likely to get much work done! I'm going to have to force myself to do something, I suppose.
 
Does it make any sense that I bought a pair of shorts and a pair of cut off trousers in the same shop (they both fit exactly the same), then when I got them home, the trousers were a bigger size than the shorts?? I don't understand!!

Friday, July 16, 2004

I'm sure I was meant to finish at 4pm yesterday.... I actually got home at 11pm, and had to come back to work for 7am this morning! Bit of crisis with a resident here, vomiting up blood and stuff. You know, the usual...! I had to go after my shift 10 miles to the hospital to pick up the staff member sat with the resident, then sat in traffic for an hour and a half, and got back to the unit at 6pm. I was then rung at 8pm to go back to the unit as the person who had taken over from me had to back up to the hospital and sit with client again - the hospital couldn't cope with him! So, I was at the unit for another 2 hours until 10pm, then I had to take the residents oxygen machine up to the hospital, so I didn't get home until 11pm!! You would have thought that the hospital would be equipped to give this resident the correct levels of oxygen mix themselves, but apparently not...
 
So, that was my not fun day. How did yours go?!

Friday, July 09, 2004

Sunday, July 04, 2004

We've had some major trouble with the bathroom again recently. It began to smell like an open sewer, and if you've ever visited Exmouth here in the UK and walked along the Estuary whilst the tide is out, you'll be able to mentally smell that smell right now!

We discovered today that the guy who had plumbed in the toilet etc. had not actually done a very good job, to put it mildly. A pipe had come loose under the bath where we had boxed the whole thing in, and then soapy, scummy crap has been gathering under the bath since God knows when! And it smells bad. Well, at least it did until we mopped up a load of the water, and now it doesn't smell quite so bad.

Hopefully it will all dry out, otherwise we'll have to rip up the tiles and be completely back to square one. Yey.

On a lighter note, I have mangaged to give up working with a client I hated working with! Yey!

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