Friday, February 12, 2010


Hubby's being released sometime today. Why does it take so long to check someone out of the hospital? One friend suggests it's their abacus that causes the delay. Regardless, I'm more than ready for this little episode to be over. That said, it's time for a little rant - some bad, some good.

#1 RANT: Parking token machines. The bank doesn't make dollar bills crisp enough for the freakin' parking token machines. There ya are standing with a bag of clothes to take home and wash, your purse, books for reading - standing in line with a gazillion people similarly loaded down - and the stupid machine won't take your stupid money. You try dollar bill after dollar bill after dollar bill...then finally cuss loudly and stomp out the door, putting the $2 charge on your freakin' credit card....when THAT machine decided to take it. I wasn't the only one cussin,' believe you me.

2. People in HUGE pickup trucks and SUVs who park on the end rows making it nearly impossible to see what's coming up the ramp, around the corner.

3. People driving up the parking garage ramp going 2 miles an hour or less. Hell, I could'a walked from my HOUSE and gotten on the 3rd floor faster. Guess they were having trouble seein' around those huge honkin' pickup trucks and SUVs.

4. Parking in one county, walking a mile to the garage elevators only to go down to the ground level, walk to the next county to the public elevators then go up again. Crazy, crazy, crazy. One would think I'd'a lost some weight, but no.

5. The hardest chairs in the world to sit in for hours and hours and hours watching someone sleep.

But there was good stuff....

1. The bestest friends and an awesome family, including the teenager who went above and beyond to help me. Definitely showing some maturity, I must say.

2. The bestest ever hospital staff, ER staff and ambulance paramedics. Friendly, always there, took time to explain things, always always always answered the call within 5 minutes or less, amazing people.

2. Starbucks Coffee.

3. Firestone, who helped me for free when I had a car problem during this hospital gig.

I'm still waiting for the COME 'N GET ME call but wanted to post that our little hospital episode is over. FYI - hubby had pneumonia. Not fun, lemme tell ya. However, he's on the mend and is looking forward to sleeping in his own bed tonight!


Eve said...

So glad Hubby is on the mend! And that you had some goods to counteract the bads!! A good rant is good for everyone...we've all been there done that. It was a good laugh!
Good luck with the rest of the day Debi!
Way to go Kayla!!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is very good news! I've had my share of hospitals between my parents and my husband's. It can be so frustrating and very tiring!

I hope you both get lots of rest this weekend!

Deborah Carr said...

I'll add a few more hospital rants:
1. sour-faced angels of mercy - if they hate sick people as much as they appear to, why do you supposed they chose the profession?
2. the consistently uniform aroma of hospital food - toast, turkey or tea, it all smells the same.
3. smokers huddled in johnny shirts and winter coats and chained to IVs, banished from the entrance to the hospital, but huddled at the crosswalk like groupies waiting for the band to arrive.
4. filth under the hospital bed.

The good stuff:
1. angels of mercy who are angels in disguise
2. hospital staff with a sense of humour.
3. oodles of hand sanitizer
4. short stays.

I've had a hubbie of my own in hospital recently. :-)

Anonymous said...

When we feel and release that which comes bursting out, we are mended and dis-ease free. We can start fresh again, knowing that if we are true and honest with our feelings, everything is then perfect in the moment.

The Garden Ms. S said...

So glad Hubby is coming home! I'm sure this must have been an adventure you both won't want to repeat. Take care to both and Happy Valentines :)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Whew, I'm glad hubby's on the mend! It's scary when something like this blows up out of the blue. Hopefully he's now home and you can both rest up for a few days!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

I hope that by the time I write this you have had "the call" and you are both home together.

I can totally relate to your rant about hospital parking - nightmare

kendalee said...

Great news that your hubby's well enough to come home! And glad there was good to balance the bad... :)

inadvertent farmer said...

I'm so glad he is better...and I am soooo with you on the big truck thing, ughhh. Kim

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I need to check up on my friend's blogs a little more often- sorry to hear about Bob's hospital stay and pneumonia. Glad that he is on the mend, now, though.


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