My Family

My Family

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Future possibilities

Yes I know this is the third post in a day, but I am trying to catch up.

So far Shawn has gotten interview invitations to East Tennessee State University, Baylor @Dallas, University of Florida (Gainsville), Vanderbilt (Memphis), University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Tulane. We are excited with this future interviews for a possible residency position. The closest one to our family is Tulane, as it is 2 hours from Lafayette. ETSU is 16 hours away, UF is 10.5 hours away, UAB is about 7.25 hours away, and Baylor about 6.5 hours. I am not going to let distance get in my vision of this, since it is not up to me. I don't want to seem anxious about any school, and let that cloud Shawn's judgement. There are pros and cons to every program, so time will tell. He will know more about each school after interviews, and be able to make a top 10 list. It's funny that we still haven't heard from LSUHSC Shreveport, where he is in medical school.

On another note, my parents were supposed to be coming up today to stay with us a few days. Mom texted me yesterday saying Dad was having trouble with his work computer, and it needs to be fixed before he leaves on the 28th. It's not something that a computer guru can fix, but has to go through his company. So Dad could leave on Tuesday to bring the computer to Houston and fly out from there (he works in Africa). But he decided to stay behind and bring it today to Houston. I am completely bummed, but used to it. Dad has worked overseas for as long as I can remember, meaning he was not in often for birthdays or holidays. We got used to it after a while, and were that much more excited the next birthday/holiday when he was around.

I am bummed because Jeanne won't see him until Christmas. I am on call for Veteran's Day, and Dad is going hunting for Thanksgiving. Not that Jeanne knows any better. Maybe the fact that she is missing him is bringing back the old pangs of us missing him. I am mad that he didn't figure this computer thing out earlier so he could come. I know it is hard for him every time he has to say goodbye, especially when it comes to Jeanne. That doesn't make it easier for the fact that I won't see him till Christmas either. Being 4 hours away means less time I get to see him, which makes the possibility of moving further away that much harder...

1 comment:

  1. I remember the first time I met your dad. Haha. I will never forget that I thought he was a robber with that big beard, that wild,long curly hair and that terrible odor he was omitting. Then you ran up to him and told me he was your daddy. I think I'd known you for almost 6 months by then and never thought about you having a daddy. Now I know Mr. Bob for the big teddy bear he is.