Monday, July 24, 2006

Electrical difficulties

There's been a couple of major storm systems that have moved through the St. Louis area over the past week or so. We've escaped the majority of them without any damage to the house, and lost power for only two hours on last Wednesday night here at Casa de Johnson. My office though, has not been so lucky. All four clinics and the corporate office escaped the first storm unscathed; however, last Friday's storm knocked power out to one clinic for an entire afternoon, and the corporate office for the whole weekend.
Normally, none of us would be bothered by this...but as we discovered on Friday, when the corporate office is powerless, the computer system is down company wide. This is a major problem, as we do all our scheduling, entering charges, and documentation on the computer. I sent my office staff home around two on Friday because there wasn't anything they could do other than answer the phones...and I figured I could handle that. We all though that the server would be back up this morning...but of course it was still down. So today was kind of like a surprise day all day. I had absolutely no clue who was coming in for treatment today, what time they were coming in, or whether they were on time or not. It was just one surprise after another.
The computer system finally came back up around one o'clock today, but of course we're so far behind that it'll take the rest of the week to catch up. What fun!
On the running front, this morning I did five miles on the treadmill. I felt really good as I was running them. I didn't feel any of the sluggishness that I felt on my long run on Saturday, so maybe I'm finally starting to get back to normal. Tomorrow I've got another five scheduled. Two easy miles at the track followed by a three mile speedwork session. I also need to do a little weight work tomorrow. I actually did the weights twice last week! I was so proud of myself.


Anonymous said...

All I have to say is that sucks. HOpe you catch up soon.

Firefly's Running said...

I feel for all of you down south. I hope the heat gets better.