It's been a week since July 4th and the weather and happenings are pretty typical for us. It's been warm and sultry the past few days with a few severe storms just for good measure. Monday the city of Ashland lost power in many places including the hospital. You can imagine the panic of the families who had patients in the OR. We have back up generators that kick in pretty quickly but it sure seems much longer than 5 seconds when you're in the dark! Monitors, anesthetic machines and most of our equipment have battery power so no danger there. Once the surgeries were done we weren't allowed to do any elective stuff until we had regular power. We've had lots of rain and I'm not one to really complain about that. It means I don't have to water the gardens! I don't know why that makes me so happy but it does.