I'm currently waiting for some more contractors. Those stairs we had installed a couple of weeks ago? They're ready for carpet. That's who I'm waiting for - carpet installers.
When we purchased this house from our then landlords, we bought it "as is" with all of us knowing of its shortcomings. The stairs were a big thing, so it's nice to have the old ones out.
In the meantime, work at the hospital has picked up. Elective surgeries, lab work, and imaging are happening again, so the place isn't the big nearly empty building it had been. Ironically, our (culinary) hours are still cut plus people are taking voluntary two-week furloughs to make up for lost productivity over the last two months.
But it's all good, and there's been a lot of good teamwork and cross-training going on. I'm grateful for the levels of management above me for avoiding long furloughs and full-blown layoffs. Heck, we even got T-shirts recently.
Another nice thing is that patients can have visitors again. Just one at a time, but better than nothing. The moms and babies unit is still closed, though. Hopefully that will be up and running again soon. For now, maybe it's a good thing since we're lightly staffed in the kitchen and those moms can EAT.
Back in my child bearing days, I took full advantage of the short stay in the hospital. I didn't realize it with Chaco, but with Wolfgang and Meego, I savored some big meals and took long hot showers because I knew that, once I left the hospital, those things wouldn't be happening any time soon.
So here we are. COVID-19 and its restrictions appear to be letting up around here while BlackLivesMatter protests are in full swing. In our city, protests have been well attended and relatively peaceful.
I confess that I was not a fan of the slogan "Black Lives Matter" in the past. But I get it now.
I also confess that I was against NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. But I get that now too.
On the lightweight side of things, I'm happy that we're able to resume visiting fave coffee shops. Magnum and I biked over to one yesterday and were greeted by this sign:
In more lightness, I dusted off my moleskine®️ sketchbook and started doodling with no subject in mind. These two showed up
A push for humans to be replaced by robots? Let's do the RoboCop thing already?