I feel lucky to have our current neighbors. To one side, is a now-retired couple that we pretty much say hello to and that's about it. The other side is now the son of the couple who lived there when we moved in 22 years ago. They are very nice, with the cutest little boy and a sweet lab/shepherd mix dog. In the past, the house was rented to a variety of people: some noisy, some messy, and some that argued a lot. We hardly see anyone in the rental behind us, A little girl is there sometimes who yells, but mostly I just see their husky dog go in and out the back door which is usually ajar. But we have a large lot, so no one is looking directly into the next house. Across the street are more houses, but they are down hill from us, so all I see are rooftops. That is where I go for dog walks.
At my old hospital there were 2 kinds of on-call, scheduled and unscheduled. Scheduled was for specialty units like OR, PACU, Cath Lab, L&D. I worked in cath lab recovery so I had scheduled on-call, but it ended up not being fair, in my opinion, so I left after 2 years. I was on call every Thurs and Fri from 11 to 7 am for 2 years. There was a verbal agreement that evening shift (me and two other nurses) would do week night call, and day shift (6 of them) would do weekend call. It ended up that day shift would do 1 weekend day a month, while I was doing 8-9 nights a month. But I just got tired of weekends never starting until Saturday morning. Unscheduled call was voluntary, you could specify how long you were willing to be on call. We got paid $2/hr, plus time and a half for a minimum of 4 hours if you got called in.
I went to a town hall with my state senator last night, and he is a piece of work. I just couldn't get my nerve up enough to ask why he voted against a bill to strengthen immunization requirements for school. Sorry Steph.
I am so tired today, even though I slept well. Youngest ds is home with what he thinks is the flu, and I hope I haven't caught something. I may go home early.