Monday, October 10, 2005


1. Today was very busy at work. We had our annual outside ISO 9000 quality audit, and I’m the “Management Representative” for the ISO quality program.

Big deal, right? Well, it means that I’m a key focal point of the audit, and thus I get to spend most of the day with the outside auditor. He was fairly happy with what he saw of our program today, so if all goes well again tomorrow we’ll do all right.

The reason that makes for a long day is; our normal work hours are 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. I usually arrive at work by about 6:30. The outside auditor typically works from 8 to 5, so I had to stick around today until he was ready to leave at 5.

The next day or two will be busy as well, because although he plans to be finished by noon tomorrow all my regular work from today and tomorrow morning that didn’t get done will be piled up and waiting. Ah, the price we pay!

2. Re: my post yesterday about ambulance chasing... That same lawyer is running a full media blitz in this area, including another big ad in the local paper today and TV and radio spots this last weekend. I saw her on our local cable ad segment during the Dallas Cowboys football game on Fox! She must really smell blood in the water!

3. Oh and our beautiful weekend weather turned nasty this morning with a line of very heavy thunderstorms rumbling through dropping nearly 3 inches of rain. It was a pretty spectacular light show on the way to work this morning though.

4. For those of you who expressed concern, Carol was diagnosed with a partial tear of her rotator cuff (muscle). She got a cortisone shot and has had physical therapy prescribed, but was told that any activity she wants to participate in is fine if she can stand the pain. The tear should heal itself; but if not, then the doc will consider surgery.

That’s good. I appreciate surgeons who first prescribe conservative treatment and cut only if all else fails.


Christina said...

I agree with you about surgeons - my good friend Dr. T is one who prefers the least invasive treatment option first, then we work our way up from there if necessary. If the potential risks outweigh the potential benefits, or if other less invasive treatment options are available, he won't operate! I have worked with other doctors who tend to rush into surgery right off the bat. Also, RE: ambulance chasers - working in the medical field, "lawyer" is a dirty word anyway, but your Sandra McKenzie sounds like she's ready to take advantage of any situation that presents itself.

I'm glad Mom is doing OK and I hope she can get back on the golf course soon. In the meantime, you have some extra time to get those vacation pics up, especially thay adorable grandson of yours!

Karyn Lyndon said...

That is good news about no surgery.

(What were you doing between 6:30 and 8 a.m.?)

Jennifer said...

ISO Audits used to keep me up with nightmares for weeks. Weeks. I hated them.

I'd say better you than me, but that wouldn't be very nice of me, would it?