Getting ready

The blurry week is over, finishing with my pre-op visit to New England Baptist Hospital, located in an elevated part of Boston we never knew about. The views are magnificent if you are lucky to be on a top floor near a window.

It was the most thorough pre-op examination I have ever had, including nose swabs that detected unwanted bacteria – part of an aggressive infection control campaign I have not seen in other hospitals. “We were the first to do this in Boston and our infection rate has gone way down ever since,” said the nurse proudly. I like that; hospital infections scare me.

Our stay in 167 Water Street B&B was part of a barter arrangement for Axel’s graphic design services. It included a three course meal at David’s and, after a good night sleep, a full breakfast with the other B&B guests, visitors from Vermont.

A glorious long weekend allowed for some yard clean up – putting the asparagus bed to bed, pruning the raspberries and removing the frozen tomato and basic plants. But the kale, pak choi and chard are still going strong.

I finished the upholstery project and my recliner chair is now ready for my post-operative period. I am checking things off my to-do list that require two legs. recliner as new

I also handed in all my course requirements for my coaching certification – awaiting word for my final exam in the next few weeks that will, if passed, earn me the title of certified professional coach. The real coaching work of co-workers will start soon after. It’s been a very demanding and fulfilling journey that I started a little less than a year ago. At the time I was not sure I would be able to manage the 225 hours in training.

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