Yep, Harry arrived home this morning and I had a chat to him when I got home from work. I rang my daughter and Harry answered the phone and to cut the story short, they are coming for lunch tomorrow. I'm so happy about it all.
And our patients behaved themselves today...which was nice. Actually we had a lot of laughs at work today, I think it was a reaction from yesterday. One of our guys is fairly quiet but with a lethally quick wit and he had us in hysterics at lunch time today. One of the secretaries had a fluffy scarf and yesterday, G said she had a ferret around her neck. Today, the secretary said to him, obviously carrying the joke on from yesterday, "I got attacked by a ferret last night." G came straight back with, "It was trying to mate with that thing around your neck!"
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Talking about work...my work from home that is. I have now been promoted to Quality Assurance. Sounds good but basically it's proofreading everyone else's work. But it pays really well. I also had a lovely email from NTS about one guy's work that I do. He's an orthopaedic surgeon with a very strong accent. He also mumbles and slurs his words. Then he insists on dictating his operation reports in theatre and I swear they're still doing the op. The noise is incredible...crashing and banging, people talking and laughing, the radio playing, machines beeping in the background (thankfully, I haven't heard a "flat line" yet...eeek), no wonder I start saying all those funny words.
Anyway apparently, according to Paul, my work on this surgeon's reports is "fantastic". I was really chuffed when I read that...because it drives me nuts at times and the air around here can get pretty blue when I'm doing Dr F's work.
Then I was offered another job working from home, but the drought I had a couple of weeks ago has broken well and truly and there's heaps of work now, so I turned it down. And of course, now that I've got the QA work, I don't have to worry so much either. So that's all turned out well.
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Then when I arrived home tonight, Fred came over and told me that Ken, Jane's father, had been taken to hospital. I mentioned the other day he was coming down with that nasty flu. He tried to get out of bed to use the loo or something, became dizzy and weak, fell and hit his face fairly badly. He's got concussion, a broken nose, black eye and all this on top of the flu...poor Ken. So I think they're keeping him in overnight. This happened about five hours ago and Jane's not home yet, so I hope Ken's not too bad.
So, that was today..quite a mixed bag and a bit of a change from yesterday...