I'm into my third week here, and I'm settling well here. I'm slowly but surely making my apartment feel like a home, although I don't want to get too many things, because then that only means I will have to take it home. I got some plants so I could have some other living thing here with me.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Today was my first day at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. I started the day with the orientation process, which involved lots of tests, videos, reading, etc. I was taken on a tour of the hospital. I was very impressed. The hospital is bigger than Holy Cross in Nogales, but still small enough to give it that personal feeling. The Labor and Delivery floor, also includes the nursery, and this department is known as the Family Birthing Cener. I met some of the nurses and techs, and they were all very friendly and welcomed me with open arms. What a relief that was!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Today I dropped Bob off at the airport. As soon as he walked away, I got a hole in the pit of my stomach. I felt this awful loneliness I have never felt before, I couldn't help but wonder if I had made the right decision in taking on this new adventure. So to feel better, I went shopping! I found an Ikea store on my way home from the airport and got a few things for my new home.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Rosana and Gabriel came by to visit, then took us to Old Town Sacramento. We had fun walking through the old town streets, reminded me of Old Tucson, but with more shops. We stopped for a drink and a small cantina and had the best Mojito I have ever had! After driving us around the downtown area, we had lunch on J street before parting ways....
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Bob and I left Nogales in my trusty Toyota 4-Runner on June 11, 2008 in the early morning hour of 6:00 a.m. (2 hours behind schedule), but that's ok, because after all, it's not like we had to be anyplace at a certain time. The only reason we wanted to leave earlier was to beat the heat driving through the desert during the highest temperatures.
We crossed through the Arizona/California border during the early afternoon and had lunch in Indio, it was there that we started to feel the wrath of high gas prices! We decided to fill up when the gas tank was at the half way point. The avg price of gas was about $4.50/gal. Yikes!
Thanks to some Mountain Dew and Red Bull, Bob decided he wanted to get as further north as possible. We traveled through some really pretty areas, unfortunately I didn't take pictures. We ended our first day in Fresno, CA at about 8:00 that evening.
The next morning we started out trek early so that we could enjoy Yosemite Park for a good chunk of the day. The drive there was quick, thanks to Bob's insistance that we get as far as possible the previous day. We enjoyed the Park very much. We saw a different area from our previous visit about 4 years ago, and although we did, there was still so much more to see there. Hopefully we can make it back there sometime again.