Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Time to Charge Back

After two separate appointments, both of which I have spent an hour or more waiting to see the doctor, I have come to this conclusion.  It's time for us, the patients, to start charging doctors.  I don't mind paying a doctor for the services they provide us, but I'm sick and tired of the time I waste waiting to see them.  Now I know that I'm not a very patient person, but when I have to wait in the waiting room for an hour or more after my scheduled appointment, that is ridiculous.  I should charge the doctor's office for that time that I lost.

Maybe they should stop trying to squeeze so many patients into one day and try and space out their schedule a little bit more.  Couldn't they benefit from an extra ten or fifteen minutes in between appointments?  They could use this time to return messages or fill out patient charts.

I'm frustrated, can't you tell?

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Saturday's Soccer

I forgot to post what a great time we had on Saturday morning, standing outside with temperatures in the 30's and light rain, watching Megan play soccer.  The wind was vicious.  The only good thing about it was the fact that she scored three goals in the first quarter.

Only two more games left and no more practice, because it's getting dark too early.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Good Reading

First off, sorry for the lack of news lately.  Last Wednesday Kelly and I had the chance to go to Chicago and attend the temple.  We hadn't been there in over six years, so it was really nice to be able to go.  After that we stopped at the LDS bookstore, New Words of Wisdom.  While looking around I found a sale rack that I had to check out.  In it, I found a book called Cutting Edge, by Jeffrey S. Savage.  The cover was what first caught my attention, then I read the back cover which intrigued me even more.

I finally cracked it open on Friday night.  I read the first forty pages which just got the story rolling and was enough to draw me into reading some more on Saturday.  When I picked it up on Saturday afternoon I thought I would read for a few minutes before taking a little nap.  That didn't happen.  I didn't put the book down until I had read the remaining two hundred pages, well I did literally put it down for dinner and to help give the girls showers.

I thought the book was a great technical, suspenseful thriller.  It was very easy to read and like I said it just pulled me into reading it all at once.  At the end of the book I was reading about the author and saw that he listed his email address, looking for comments.  Saturday night I sent him a message complimenting him on his book and thanking him for writing it.  Sunday I received a very nice reply from him.

I look forward to reading his next book, Into The Fire.