Monday, September 15, 2008

1st official blog

Okay well thanks to some prodding by Christi, I decided it's time for me to blog. Watch out!! I don't know if I can be as funny or uplifting as others on here, but I'll give it a shot.

So I survived a Monday at the office ... last night I got a call around 7:30 from one of the supervisors saying the power was out at the office and the phones weren't going to the answering service. This is never a good thing; because as a hospice, one of the things we promote more than anything else, is the availability of nurses 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. We do have a way to keep the phones running during a power outage, but it involves going to the office and plugging in an old time phone (not quite as bad as a rotary phone, but pretty close). Anyways, the biggest downfall to a power outage, is that our Keyless Entry to our office, doesn't work! So, the supervisor and I were on the phone for about an hour - as she searched for open windows and ways to get in the building. Normally my office window doesn't lock; nor is there a screen on it but it's kind of on a 2nd level. So she was able to call the fire chief who came with a ladder and was able to climb in my window and let her in the front door. Now the greatest part about this story, is that neither the fire chief, nor the police office asked her for any kind of ID at all. So she could have totally been a robber or a disgruntled employee, and they would have climbed in the window and let her in. Craziness.

Anyways, I was laughing my head off at her the entire time. I was pretty glad I wasn't the one at the office having to break into my office window!! I guess that is one benefit to not living close to the office.

With gas prices the way they are right now, that might be the only benefit to not living close to work! I'm a bit scared, because gas prices in Nashville were over $5.00 a gallon on Saturday. Thanks to Hurricane Ike I believe. I'm really really hoping those prices do not reach the East Coast. Or I'm going to be sleeping at my friend Cheryl's house on work nights and then find a room to sleep in on Saturday nights, close to church. My life will become a revolving suitcase and a pull out couch. And my reasons for not buying a prius or civic were????? I can't remember.

What I'm reading: Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, a cheesy romance novel, and soon to start Dangerous Wonder
CD in my car: the new Kutless
Latest music added to my ipod: David Crowder, Remedy; Hillsong United; Sanctus Real and of course, the new Chris Tomlin :)
Looking forward to: my last trip to Yankee Stadium on Wed night and seeing Sanctus Real and 10th Ave North on Friday night
Regretting: no regrets today (yet)

Okay I think I've written enough for tonight ...


Christi said...

Is it Christmas? Wait, no, it can't be. But Rachel blogging is about the best thing next to Christmas.

And now I know how to break into your office ;-)

Sonicth3Great said...

dang it I was hoping to have the first comment...

lost in thought said...

What took u so long to blog?!