Georgia here, and I sure wish we would get some rain. We are already -6 inches in rainfall this year. We need rain badly. I hope it doesn’t get rough on the Florida or other coastal Dopers, though. Right now the forecast has us down for a 30% chance of rain tonight and tomorrow morning. The last time we had a forecast for rain, it was an 80% chance and we got maybe 4 drops.
My asparagus plants are growing, even though they won’t produce until next year. The cucumbers have sprouted. I am wilting - I keep the plants watered but it’s just so hot! Only 87 today, better than the past few days.
I want to go to the lake but Mr. SCL had been working more than he should be - he’s only supposed to work 3 12 hour shifts a week, but the agency is having a hard time keeping nurses on this case because the patient is very hard to deal with. There is a very high demand for nurses in this area, and they aren’t going to put up with someone calling them names (often racist) on a job that requires 12 hour shifts and has no benefits. I understand the patient is frustrated at his condition, but someone needs to explain to him that he doesn’t have the luxury of pissing off the nurses whenever he gets grumpy, or he’s going to wind up in a nursing home again. Since the last time he was in a nursing home his caregivers dropped him on his face during a chair to bed transfer, that is understandably not something he wants to do.
Sorry about the mini-rant; I am very frustrated at the agency my husband works for. They fired the only local doctor on the case because he only had admitting priviledges at two of the three local hospitals. So now a quadripligic patient has no local doctor at all - the closest is about 2 hours away in Atlanta. Something about that bothers me. The insurance company is stalling on buying a generator for the apartment, even though the last time the power went out a night in the hospital cost over $1,600. It is hurricaine season, asshats, the power here will go out at least once this summer. It’s cheaper to get a generator.
I hope everyone has a great day. My next post will be more cheerful, I hope.