Recently I met an internist who may be relocating to a rural community to work as a hospitalist. When I told her our hospital has no dialysis services, she asked, in horror, "What happens if someone comes in with hyperkalemia?" Uhhhh....I rattled off a few intern's pearls on the subject before I realized I probably sounded condescending and hastily changed the subject.
1. Two years ago I took up organic gardening and canning and put up several gallons of tomatoes, with which I am still cooking to this day. There were several critical canning sessions which went on into the wee small hours of the morning, when most normal doctors would be sleeping.
2. By the way, the organic raised-bed garden is now completely overgrown with native grasses.
3. I installed all the curtain rods in our house, without a perfect grasp of how to choose drill bit size to match up with wall plugs, with a result that most of these rods are ever so slightly off-kilter and at least one of them is being held in place by masking tape.
4. Flush from my success with the curtain rods, I proceeded to install floating shelves--again, with imperfect understanding of how to choose drill bits. Needless to say, these shelves are slightly off-kilter and several have keeled forward under the burden of the decorative objects placed upon them.
1. Repaired the large holes in the wall left behind after removing the shelves in #4 of the above list.
2. Taped off the edges around all the closets in the master bedroom, in preparation for painting.
3. Primed the walls in the master bedroom for painting.
4. Gone around with a special edging attachment to get the edges of the walls painted, which--with #2 of this list--is a bit like wearing a suspender and a belt.
5. Repaired a shelf in the laundry room, an easy fix, not even worthy of an item on a list, but hey--I'm going to grab the glory when I can.