Thursday, October 22, 2009

Interview # 1

Interviewing season officially begins tonight.

Bry will meet me in Janesville, WI (south of Madison) and we're having dinner with a resident and scoping out the town. Tomorrow (Friday) Bry will head to Watertown for work and I'll have a day of interviews/tours of the hospital and clinics. Looking forward to seeing the first non-Milwaukee program on my schedule.

Friday night we head to Tomah before going to the Cities for another Swenson cousin wedding on Saturday. We finally get to see Kristin and Andy Mettke for the first time in a looooong time (we have, however, stayed at their house without them there!) and hope to catch up with them on Saturday and Sunday.

Next week is filled with more interviews, all in Milwaukee. I also have to prepare for the big Oktoberfest party on Saturday.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Bry is still alive.

Normally, this is taken for granted. However, on Friday morning he decided to make me realize how much I like having him around.

He was merging onto I-94 when his back tires slid out. He was unable to correct the truck, and he rolled his company truck 2-3 times. He finally landed in a ditch, tire side down, and walked away without a scratch. Literally. Abi went to pick him up from the side of the road, and Singh 8 was driven away to the body shop, likely totaled. We had Bry checked out at Froedtert ED (where Abi had to work the next morning!) and he had a minor neck strain.

Pictures will follow.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Home Again

Well I am home again. I finally have some time to catch up on things with the blog.

Roy was safely delivered to Sheboygan on Wednesday afternoon, and is now in Tomah, WI.

But, of course, getting home was another thing all together!

We left Munich Tuesday morning (up at 5:30 am). We landed in Copenhagen, Denmark around 11 and explored the city on a bus tour for about an hour. Then we got out and walked around a little bit, made our way to the airport and arrived at the gate only to find out that our plan was delayed due to mechanical problems. We were supposed to leave at 15:30, but were told we would have to wait for another plane. I scrambled to find a pay-per-use computer to alert the folks at home (where it was only 9 am). We finally boarded the plane and had a very long 10 hours total on it, although Scandinavian Airlines was very nice and I highly recommend them.
We finally landed in Chicago at 8:00pm there (2 am for us). So, essentially, we had a 31 hour day that day! I was so tired but very glad to see Bry.

The Little Mermaid
By Hans Christian Anderson
Copenhagen, Denmark