Sunday, August 2, 2009

flying by

Life is starting to go by fast! Lance just got offered a different position at work, where he will be workin on a project that is in New Jersey. He was told on Friday, and this week he is flying out to New Jersey for a week and a half. I am so excited for him. He will also be working 2-3 days a week where he is now, and 2-3 days a week at a company downtown. He is excited to do something new and different. I don't think there could be a better time for him to take this opportunity because I am out of town for this whole month too. We just have to give away our Maggie for 3 weeks! I will miss Lance and Maggie!

I just finished my first week in Bay City and boy do I have stories! At first I felt pretty lonely out there because it is a small town and everybody knows everybody else. Every patient I see asks me where I am from. My preceptor is also the sheriff of the county and has the attack dog in his office. The first day when I walked in his office he was standing in front of the cage and told me not to look directly into his eyes. It was a little disturbing. Now, I am used to it. Everyone talks about their guns and 'so and so down the road.' I also see patients that were trampled by a bull and I have seen some nasty dog bites. Now that I am getting to know people I am enjoying chit chatting while I am doing their history and physical. They are so friendly.

I am also living in an OLD house in an even smaller town about 35 minutes from Bay City. There is no TV and I can get internet sometimes, but it cuts in and out all the time. I get lots of studying done when I get home. The neighbor seems to keep an eye out on the students.

Heres to two weeks without my husband or my dog. I think I will make it.