Wednesday, February 6, 2008
SpringSummerWinterFall - All In One Week.
I don't know about the weather in your neck of the woods but here it's just looney. Yesterday it was up to the 60's - which would have been way more fun if it hadn't been pouring rain the entire time. The back roads were a mess - I know because I was on them - and when I got to my 2nd patient's house I stopped twenty feet up the driveway, put the car in park and got out. About 30 seconds later a white pickup truck came whipping down the road and pulled in behind me - it was the patient's son who was trying to get there before I went any further and fell down the rather large hole where the driveway had washed out. He was very sweet and carried my bag for me as we carefully picked our way up to the house. I was trying to stay on the rockiest parts of the driveway to avoid falling and consequently sliding back to down into the aforementioned hole. Thank goodness I'm in fairly good shape as it was a very steep climb! After I was done I pulled over on the side of the road in Ida May which is tiny town that the only place to get beer is the Handi-Mart - you can also get all the gossip - I called the office to let them know I'd decided to head out to Mannington and get that done. After all I was only 15 miles away and if I did that patient today it would be a 15 mile trip, tomorrow it would be a 96 mile round trip. The logistics of this state still get me - trying to figure out where everything is and so forth. But over the past 3 years of being a visit nurse I've gotten very familar with the backroads. I was driving in unfamilar territory - until I saw Gallus Road and I instantly knew where I was and how to get out of there - I think that is so strange now how well I know this place.