Monday, August 20, 2007
We missed the leftover remnants of the tropical storm that came through in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. I was happy to learn that my friends were safe! We got a little bit of rain on Saturday and nothing else. It was 103 today and more humid than I ever remember it being here-stifling comes to mind.
I didn't want to go in this morning because I was still sleepy and want to crawl back in bed! I read my page a day calendar that is kinda zen based and todays quote was "You can blow to put out a fire and you can blow to start a fire".
I really liked that quote and it got me to thinking so I resigned myself to just do my work and realize how lucky I am to have a good job that I don't dread going to! Work went by fast and I actually enjoyed it.
I hope everyone's week started out great and only gets better :)
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Heart attack victim saved by sales pitch
AN elderly New Zealand man who suffered a heart attack at a hardware store was revived by a salesman who just happened to be demonstrating a defibrillator to store staff.
The man, who was in his 80s, collapsed in an aisle of the Placemakers store in Albany, near Auckland, and his heart was not beating when salesman Gavin MacDonell attached the machine to his chest.
It was the ultimate sales pitch demonstration for Mr MacDonell, who has been a St John Ambulance volunteer paramedic for 20 years.
"Once we got a shock into him he started to gag, and we thought 'this bloke's coming back'," he told the New Zealand Herald newspaper.
"The people in the shop that were working there were just blown away."
The victim was expected to recover, the paper said.via The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
"The license plate is almost as large as her automobile, but Miss Mary Bay likes her car because it is easy to park. Miss Bay is shown braving the traffic of Washington." January 29, 1924.
Work has been busy and productive. Our weather has been in the upper 90's and low 100's, but today around 5 PM it started clouding up and has been raining on and off since then. It has been nice.
Football season started it seems, ugg. I am not a football fan and Rick is on cloud 9 watching it right now while I would rather catch a rerun of Friends that I have seen at least 8 times!
The porch birds have grown up and are flying around, they still return to the nest to sleep at night. It's comical to see 5 grown birds that are bigger than the parents crammed into the one nest! The parents roost on a couple of random nails that I never pulled since they seem to like them.
I hope everyone has a great weekend :)