Not a bad day. Drove down to the place I was interested in working at. Took their written exam, and finished it in 2.5 hours when the average time is 4 hrs. Missed one out of 120 questions. That's the "atta boy."
Got tested for TB, had a full blood panel done (they pay for it all, so they can test away as far as I'm concerned.) Took the drug test, and despite all the medicines I take I passed that. Too bad my blood pressure was so high. That's the "ah, s**t." So I have to get my blood pressure down to proceed but I need to do that anyway. I had no idea I had let it slide so badly. As soon as I got home I called in the prescription refills I'd been gaffing off.
Rescued another turtle on the way down. When it rains, the box turtles come out and try to cross the road. Some people intentionally run over them. I had that happen once as I was standing by the road waiting for the car to go on by so I could get the turtle. The guy swerved, hit the turtle, and gave me the finger. Never figured it out, except that some people, as the saying goes, are only alive because it's illegal to kill them.
I just pull over, carry the turtles across the road, and go on. I've never denied I have a few eccentric habits, but I don't kill people and eat them or anything extreme like that.
These mountains are sure beautiful. Every time I get out and go somewhere I think how lucky I am to live here. You could live right here in the mountains your whole life and never see a fraction of the beautiful places there are. You have to get off the roads and go out into the forest to get to the unspoiled places most of the time. I don't do that as much as I once did but I'm going to start hitting the trails again.
One of my ferrets is showing signs of adrenal disease. That's bad. I'll have to take her to the exotic animal vet in a town 70 miles from here to get her treated. Ferrets get the adrenal disease in the U.S. because they are spayed or neutered too early. There's a law that forces the breeders to do that. In Europe, where no such law exists, adrenal disease is virtually unknown. Here it's the number one killer of ferrets. Lots of states ban ferrets all together, but I've never been able to get a straight answer as to why.
Well, the days over and it's time to go on to bed. All things considered, it wasn't bad at all.