Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 20th - Princeton, West Virginia

I am off on one of my usual treks to Appalachia working for the United Mine Workers. A day in Princeton, a day in Beckley and a day in Pikeville, Kentucky. Nothing very exciting about this trip. It's gray and drizzly and I've spent ten hours reviewing case management plans for elderly folk living up in the hollers. More of that tomorrow and the day after.

Not a whole lot going on at the moment. I am plowing my way through the MKSAP internal medicine board review course on line so I have a prayer of passing my internal medicine board recertification test next month. I'm about half way through and it's kicking my butt. It's just been too long since I've had to know most of this.

It's been wet and stormy around here. Tropical Storm Lee came through Labor Day and dumped eight inches of rain on the house. For the most part, we were leak free. Some of our improvements seem to have helped.

Nothing on the theatrical front until after board exams. Should be returning to the boards sometime after the holidays.

UAB is considering raising funds for an endowed chair for me which would be very nice if it comes to pass. If anyone has a spare half million or so sitting around, let me know. It's tax deductible.