Sunday, September 20, 2015

Mostly Happy Chaos

 Where HAS the summer gone??!?    I have been so busy doing mostly nothing the last several weeks that I haven't had time to think or to blog.   Between work, and fun (so much fun), and search and rescue (SO much search and rescue), it's been hard just to keep up with the laundry.   Fortunately, I am not a fussy or fashionable person, and I live alone, so I'm not disappointing anyone with my lapses.   My kids have apparently been equally busy since school started, since I am not hearing a peep from them, although they claim all is well when I call every several days to just check in.

We had a search last week, which is always stressful even though my part is so small.   On this search I was in the command center as an assistance, and of course it is fascinating work.   The described the subject as "elderly" in the police department and press, but I'm not buying into that -- she was a mere 70 years old for goodness sake!   Prime of her life and all.   Fortunately the search had a happy outcome and she was found safe, although not by search teams.   I will never know all the circumstances or reasons behind it all, but I am content to have had some little part in relieving her family's worst fears.

Just two days after the search, with still not nearly enough sleep, I was involved in creating and presenting training in search and rescue at a local regional conference.  Indoor training all day Saturday, and a field drill all day Sunday (ground teams, canine and equine units).   It went well, although not as well as if I'd had the previous week to work on things, but well enough that we weren't totally embarrassed.   And best of all, it 's over, although the weekend is over, too, with not a whole lot of time to result.
In the midst of it all, a nest of wasps decided that my house looked like a cozy place to live and built a (large) family home under my siding.   I warned them that they should look for another place to live, but they weren't in the mood to be reasonable.   After making sure they weren't bees, I had to get an exterminator and carnage ensued.   It's been a couple of weeks, and I am still finding dead wasps in different areas both outside and inside my house, which is a bit unsettling.     Gotta admit, I sort of coveted his suit.  :)
Health-wise, my decades of low potassium have finally concerned my family doctor enough to have him refer me to a specialist.   She believes I have Liddle syndrome and has changed my meds, which is having the not unexpected effect of making me feel like heck.   These things take some time to shake out so I am trying to be patient, but I am not much interested in slowing down.   I am hoping that the weekly blood work and doctor appointments will soon be a thing of the past and that my pesky potassium will right itself once and for all.

Tomorrow is another work day -- it is so funny to me, they have cut my hours to 16 a week and yet every work week seems longer, lol.   No question in my mind that it is time to move one.    I still don't have a plan going forward, and I still can't seem to worry about it. 

I got the nicest email recently (maybe last week in the middle of my most frantic schedule?) named Laurie, who says she is a follower.   Thank you for your sweet remarks, Laurie, I wanted to write to you but can't find you on the list and lost your email -- I opened it to respond, got called away, and seem to have lost it now.   Thank you, Laurie, I'd love to hear from you again and will hope to be better organized if I do!


Barbara said...

I was just thinking of you last night, wondering where the heck you've been. Sounds like you've had an incredibly busy summer. Sorry you're feeling poorly. Hope it all gets worked out eventually. Sometimes it seems those things are trial and error. Great to know you're doing well otherwise. Nice to hear from you.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

So glad to hear from you. Sounds like things are crazy busy. I can't wait to see what type of new job you find.

sue in mexico mo said...

I was happy to see you back.