Friday, January 16, 2009

Home Away From Home

I thought I would share a photo of my home away from home, at least for the next 7 months. It's small, but we have brought in a few items to increase the comfort level - note the fluffly red comforter on the bed, and the extra pillows. We also have a small refrigerator, and shelves and drawers to store personal items.

I was there just last night - another call shift - and I actually got to spend a few hours sleeping in that bed. I did do a couple of cases, but I wasn't up all night, which is nice. And Thursday night call is a good one, because then you get Friday, Saturday & Sunday off. Since I got some sleep last night, I won't have to spend a large part of today catching up!

And, boy, it was cold coming home this morning! The radio was reporting 7 degree Fahrenheit temps with a -6 degree windchill - we aren't used to that around here. The animals seem fine - everybody was up and eating when I drove in, so I passed around some extra rations (because I think extra feed helps with warmth) and then came on in to have some breakfast myself.

Stay warm, everybody!

Terri

10 comments:

Mildred said...

I always enjoy reading/seeing about where my blog friends spend their time away from home in their various professions. It's 10 degrees here today. Seems like a good day to stay in and catch up on reading. Enjoy your time off.

Wolfie said...

Ahhhhh.... looks cozy. I like what you've done to the place. LOL

I hope it continues to be "not so bad" and you get some sleep on your shifts.

Take care.

WOLFIE

Terri said...

Mildred, I think you're right - a good day to stay inside! I have a lot of studying to do!

Wolfie, I knew you would love my decorating skill - I call that style "cheap institutional" - think it will start a trend? :)

Susie said...

At least you have a place to lay your head Terri. I like a cozy little place like that. Hope you enjoy your weekend and try to stay warm.

Terri said...

Oh, I'm not complaining! I hope that's not how it came across! Even though we poke fun at it, it's actually nice to have a little place to get away if we get a few minutes, and it's great to have a place to catch a nap if there's downtime. :)

Susie said...

Terri you didn't come across like you were complaining. I hope you didn't think I was slapping your hand. (I'm sorry if it came across like that).I just thought it was really nice to have a nice place to lay down when you are working those long hours.

Terri said...

Susie - no, I didn't think you were slapping my hand, but sometimes I *do* get a little whiny, and so I wanted to clarify that that was not the case this time! :) I'll have to take a photo of that little room with a dozen people in it, when we're waiting for class to start - now that's a sight! :)

No, we love our little call room - we were so excited when it was initially assigned to our class... and now we'll be turning it over to the new students in a few months!

Amy said...

Yes, it's too darn cold!! That's a pretty homey home away from home!

Julia said...

Oh my, all you cold weatheries out there I feel so sorry for you. It was 70+ in California. We need some rain!!! I am not read for summer in January. Throw us a few snowballs. Please.

And good luck with your new schedule! Kind of like having a new baby I bet.

Terri said...

Amy, we think so! :)

Julia, I envy you your warm weatherm and we're happy to share some of our cooler temperatures! :)