They didn’t fight too badly this morning – I got Noah and Miriam up and took them to breakfast with me. George and Nina headed to Munich to look at schools for her for next year.
Went to morning report, sent Noah off to school went back to report then walked Miriam off to kindergarten. The rest of the day honestly does not need a description – you know the drill – meetings, and more meetings.
On of the rush things this morning was getting off what turned out to be fore letters to DA – there was a board meeting this week to grant constructive credit for the Med Officers Advanced Course. Now, I have four MAJs. Three finished the correspondence course but were unable to make the resident section in the one year window allowed. Two West Pointers and my DCCS from downrange. All have significant deployment time. Having them to do it over again would be a waste of three docs for eight weeks while they sat in San Antonio. Great for food and drink, not good for our patients. The other is one of my clinic commanders who I have known since 1993. He doesn’t need to do this either …. (and it is not like any of them really want to spend those eight weeks at Ft. Sam rather than at work or with their families traveling in Europe).
But the highlight of my day? Stopping in the mail room this morning. There were six boxes there! Now two were errors – same order filled multiple ties so have already emailed the company that I expect to return the stuff and get credit for the postage both ways. But in the other boxes? Some software I had been waiting for, the polar fleece for bathrooms (sent by Carmen), a couple of CDs and a beanie baby. right. seriously. There is Prickles, a hedgehog that Helen found for me. This is seriously upping the ante and I am going to have to really work at topping that – but I think I have found a solution…