Thursday, July 06, 2006

Thursday, July 6th

Every day a little death. At least in my business. There's been a bunch of long term patients who haven't been doing so well lately and I had two hospital admissions this morning. Add to that the fact that wer'e really down doctor time around here and we're in for a long, hot summer. We have new staff coming in late August and again in October, so maybe by the holidays we will be back to normal in some way, shape or form.

Tommy and I went to New Orleans for the fourth of July weekend, our usual tradition. First trip back since Katrina. There are still major scars in the Central Business District, but the majority of it and the French Quarter are up and running per usual. All of our favorite restaurants were back and we did the usual eat out, gallery hop and vegetate thing that we do when we are there. The city outside of the center, however, is still reeling. The trip in from the East across Lake Ponchatrain takes you through many, many miles of devestated neighborhoods. It's going to be a long time before the city becomes what it once was and if it takes another direct storm hit, who knows if there will be a NOLA for a lot longer.

Getting ready for Politically Incorrect which happens in Huntsville this Sunday. The show is as loosey-goosey as ever but the people involved are good so it should come out OK in the wash. We had a dress last night which had a few problems but we should have them ironed out for the road show and the Birmingham performance on the 22nd should be just fine.