Day 138

May 18, 2017  Farce  Today, I found out the real reason we’re working such long hours and getting money in the door.  In 2014, a physician didn’t have his contract renewed over some pretty petty stuff, e.g., a sexual relationship with a coworker, questionable prescriptions for controlled pain medicine, etc.  After his dismissal, he turned…

Day 138

May 18, 2017  Farce  Today, I found out the real reason we’re working such long hours and getting money in the door.  In 2014, a physician didn’t have his contract renewed over some pretty petty stuff, e.g., a sexual relationship with a coworker, questionable prescriptions for controlled pain medicine, etc.  After his dismissal, he turned…

Day 137

May 17, 2017 Precipice  Again, at my place of work, we’re working long hours and not having much success.  There are thousands claims totaling millions of dollars, just sitting.  I was asked to jump in and work on them, but when I saw they’re all federal payers – Veteran’s Affairs,…

Day 136

May 16, 2017  Qualm  Leslie’s car is in the shop – a couple of weeks ago when the water was so high, she misjudged how deep some standing water actually was, and drove into it.  The car hasn’t run since.    At my place of work, June 30 is the end…

Day 135

May 15, 2017  Collaboration  The kids were still with their dad’s family, their uncle hosted a party for Cindy’s Mother’s Day gift, complete with decorations, cake, flowers, and swimming.  Leslie and I finished every bit of laundry in the house, gave the kitchen and bathrooms a good scrub, swept and mopped…

Day 134

May 14, 2017 Hospitality  The Wiener Kids’ other grandma, Cindy, offered her gracious hospitality today.  She picked up the kids around 9am and took them to her house, so Leslie and I could have a free day for the weekend.    Thanks to Cindy’s hospitality, all of the household chores were…

Day 133

May 13, 2017 – Chapter 4 – Again, The Donald President Trump suggested Friday he was prepared to cancel the White House’s daily press briefings unless he did them himself, and only if they occurred “every two weeks.” In a bizarre interview taped hours after introducing the idea of scrapping…

Day 132

May 12, 2017 Chapter 3 – The Donald President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary. “James Comey better hope…

Day 131

May 11, 2017 Chapter 2 – Andrew McCabe The absence of former FBI Director James Comey loomed large over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing with top U.S. intelligence leaders, but his temporary replacement, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, assured lawmakers he would not bend to pressure from the White House.…

Day 130

May 10, 2017 – And So It Begins – Chapter 1 – James Comey An unexpected announcement yesterday afternoon from Washington, D.C. U.S. President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s very unusual for a president to fire the head of the FBI,…