Monday, January 19, 2009

Pulling hair

A couple things today:

--I took Matt to the doctor again today. That makes 3 times in 5 weeks. I don't think he has been to the doctor 3 times in the last 15 years. The doctor ordered more tests and changed his meds. I hope this works or they find something soon. Matt wanted a blessing last night but neither our home teacher nor our two neighbors answered their phones when we called. He finally asked his dad and I am trying very hard not to pass judgement on his worthiness (or not).

--A transformer blew outside our house last night. It was sort of scary when it happened- a big flash of light followed by an even bigger boom and total darkness. I will admit to jumping when it happened. That transformer blew about 14 years ago and it took crews almost 12 hours working through the night to restore power. I pulled out the flashlights and kerosene laterns. I then sent the kids to bed with extra blankets because I really did not expect to have power today. I went through my list of food and what we could eat that didn't need cooking, knowing that if it came down to it, I could light a fire in the stove downstairs to keep us warm and also to cook on. We had power restored by about 1 am. Gotta love those service employees willing to work throught the night in 10* weather to restore our power. Their lights flashing in the window half the night- not so much.

-- Because of the above power outage, I am behind on my paper on The Current State of the Profession of Counseling the Culturally Diverse. I could be done if I didn't have to have references and site them in the paper. Oh, and if I knew what I was talking about. I am getting frustrated with the slowness of the process, so I figured it would be better to tell you about it than pull out all my hair.

So now you know. Back to cultural and linguistic standards.


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Karlene said...

yeh, so what's with the professors that want full citations on everything, like your own creative ideas aren't good enough. Geez!

ali said...

Hmm, interesting sounding paper. Glad it's YOU and not ME, lol.

We had a transformer blow behind our house a couple years ago. It didn't effect us, but it was fascinating to watch it go - and kind of scary. Just the power in it, you could HEAR it, feel it.


Glad those guys were able to restore your power quickly.

Good luck with the paper!