Lisa and I have been expecting our time to end here in Gettysburg/Hanover on September 22nd (which happens to be on my and Bilbo Baggins birthday). So much for those plans.
Lisa does not know I am writing this – so hold it down.
The hospital has extended Lisa’s time through October 26th. Even though the hospital will be fully staffed by that time – they have asked Lisa to extend her time one month. It is impossible to not be proud of what Lisa has accomplished here in the ten weeks (so far) that we have been here. She has actually trained not only the staff but the doctors as well on some of the procedures she has experience in. It is unheard of for a hospital to extend a travel tech if they are fully staffed beyond the original end date. But that has happened to Lisa here due to her work ethic, expertise, and personality. I could not be more proud of her. I am amazed at what she knows about the medical field. But people have been endeared to her for reasons beyond her knowledge. Her southern hospitality has been so well received that one patient actually called back to report what excellent service they had received from that “little girl from the south” and because of that they would continue using Hanover Hospital. Everyone knew immediately who they were talking about. She has been offered jobs by both the hospital and the equipment representative. No thanks – for now.
She will be embarrassed to read this but that little wife of mine is awesome!
So we will be here through October and that will allow others to visit including (we hope) Lisa’s mom and dad, Bobbie and Vernon Cunningham. We can’t wait to show Bobbie around as she will love the landscape, farms, farm houses and picturesque setting of Gettysburg. Vernon has been here before – but only on a drive through on his motorcycle. He will enjoy touring the area will a little more time.
Anyway – here we are until God sends us somewhere else but we now know that will not be before November 1st.
Unlike some political groups – Lisa and I could not make it without God being included in this adventure and platform. For that we vote “yes”. (I wish I could have moderated that meeting). All our plans are written in pencil from now on.
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever, Amen.” Romans 11:36.
Steve and Lisa