Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
The bunk beds were a bit small...
Posing with hand puppets...
Seeing how strong we are after eating "junk" for lunch...
Washing pots for an art project for Friday...
Today, Friday, is Bad Hair day in Columbus and they are going to paint faces on the pots and plant grass seed in the pots to grow bad hair...
Yesterday was a much better day for our group, who once again got cancelled from St Francis. We spent the day at kidscommons here in Columbus cutting pictures out of old Encyclopedia's. Shirley thought her dad might have a heart attack if he saw he cutting up those precious book. The needed pictures for art projects and the books were obviously outdated. We had a great time, sitting around the table and chatting about everything we knew and then some... We'll be the first to volunteer to go back there any day!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Blair and Jane chopping onions and mincing garlic for the Salisbury Steaks...
Amy saying "I just lost count of how many hamburgers we have cooked!!!"
There's a hilarious story behind this picture!!! (Don't tell anyone I smelled burnt plastic...)
The CRH labor and delivery chefs! Food for 400 people in 7 1/2 hrs??? No problem!!! Diced squash...we put this in "everything" as we were told to do so! Do you have any idea how many potato flakes it takes to make servings for almost 400 people? I think I grew muscles stirring them up!!! On the last leg of the meal...the volunteers were about to arrive to set up the assembly line to box up the food! (Another story in itself!)
It just dawned on all of us that we now have to wash all the pans when they were finished boxing them up! Groan...........
We totally should have volunteered to clean out the shed instead of going into the kitchen first thing that morning. The people outside were done much sooner and did odds and end jobs for the rest of their shift!
We however, had a hilarious day together and got to know each other much better than we ever intended!
We smelled so bad like fried hamburgers when we left that the dogs chased us home! Not quite, but they could have! The smell must have been up my nostrils as I kept smelling it all night even after a shower!
I didn't complain one bit today as I reported back for duty at St Francis to deliver babies!!! ;)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Today at school, Parker was told to draw a picture of whatever he wanted. He says he drew a picture of a school bus and a pizza!!! (Must've been his "favorite things" for the day!)
Parker can't wait until tomorrow morning. He said they are "going to read, have music, have gym and then ride the bus!"
I think we will be able to survive after all!!! Now, I am off to fix a hungry boy some pizza for lunch!
Parker is attending Parkside Elementary School this year for Kindergarten. It is one of our local, public school branches. His cousin, Kerrigan will attend there also but they will probably never cross paths as there are SO many kids there!
We had planned all along to send him to our Christian Day School, Bethel Holiness, but there are no other Kindergarten kids enrolled in the class and they are still looking for a teacher! So, we had to use our back up plan and enroll him in Parkside.
He is so excited about attending Parkside because he will get to ride the bus home!!! We only live about a mile from the school but he wanted to ride the bus instead of me picking him up every day! Mom took him to his open house last night as I was working and Jonathan was out of town. I'll let her post that experience on her blog!!! :) (Culture shock...)
I didn't cry as I dropped him off, he was happy to go, and I am looking forward to some quiet mornings with the twins at home. (I was hoping to enroll him in full-day classes but the slots were all taken.) So, the bus will arrive on our street around 11am, dropping off our little man! I can't wait to hear his thoughts about his first day of school...
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thanks so much to Randy Dunn and his two boys for all of their hard work on Friday! We now have a yard that is presentable!!! Our neighbors were probably really hating us as our bushes were almost to the tops of the windows! Now to just keep it looking this good! Our next project is to get the weeds out of our yard! ugh....
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Our Emergency Department is now officially open for business! Yea! It officially opened today and they gave Medic-1 a big send off as they rolled out of town. The ER is open but it is still basically like the Medic-1 unit, only inside the hospital. There are no inpatient services so they will still have to send people to other hospitals for admittances.
Most of the outpatient services are now open at different locations through the city. They are in "hopes" to have the entire inpatient services back up and running by the end of October! YEA!!! We are keeping our fingers crossed!
So, for now I will keep driving up I-65 to deliver babies at St. Francis!!! :o)
Here is a press release that I found on the www.crh.org website this evening! You should check out the website sometime. There are a couple of cool videos of the flood on there!
Here you go Brother Hight!!!
August 4th - Interim Emergency Department Opens For Release on August 4, 2008
Interim Emergency Department Opens at Columbus Regional HospitalServices mark return within hospital building less than two months following the flood. Columbus Regional Hospital has opened an interim emergency department within its main hospital building. The department is staffed 24/7 by Columbus emergency medicine physicians and hospital nurses and staff. The physicians and nurses have been working in a mobile emergency unit on the hospital campus until the building was ready. The move back within the building will provide more space and privacy for emergency patients."This is a great milestone for our hospital and community as we are able to return to a portion of our building less than two months after flood and storm damage closed the building," says Jim Bickel, Chief Executive Officer at Columbus Regional Hospital. "The support and cooperation by our medical staff and employees throughout this recovery process demonstrates their commitment to always doing the very best for patients."The emergency department is an interim service because patients needing overnight care or surgical care will still need to be transported to other hospitals. Columbus Regional Hospital will continue reconstruction efforts in order to reopen inpatient and surgical services back within the building in late October. Following the return of these services, the emergency department will be able to resume its full service capabilities."Our emergency physicians and staff are pleased that we can once again offer care within the building, and our next milestone will be in October when our full range of services is available," says Dr. Jason May, medical director of Emergency Medicine at Columbus Regional Hospital. Reopening a portion of the hospital building required a rigorous process to ensure that the building is safe and meets all regulatory requirements to provide patient care. Columbus Regional Hospital has had a mobile emergency department unit on the hospital campus since June 23 provided by Carolinas Medical Center's MED-1. The mobile emergency unit has seen more than 2,300 patients while in Columbus including the first baby delivered in the unit .The Hospital Foundation's flood recovery campaign to restore the emergency department has met its goal of $2 million. "We thank the leadership of the Foundation Board and the support and generosity by individuals, businesses, hospitals, and others which allowed us to prioritize reopening emergency services within the building," says Bickel.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
After supper, I wanted to try wiggling Parker's loose tooth. I could tell as soon as I wiggled it, that it would probably come out with a little assistance! Jonathan is completely grossed out at the idea of pulling someone's teeth and has told me that it will be my job! Thankfully, Parker lost his first tooth at my parents house! Tonight, after much coaxing, I gave the tooth a yank and out it came! It immediately started bleeding and Parker looked in the mirror and went "Arrrrrrrrrggghhh!" (He is terrified of the sight of blood!) He looked at me and said, "Mom, you are not allowed to pull any more of my teeth... you did a terrible job... you made it bleed!!!" He had to call Papaw and Grandma Sheila and tell them he lost his tooth and what a lousy job his Mommy had done! I hope the tooth fairy remembers to come tonight to our house!!! :)