So, in case you're wondering, the government is downsizing, budgets have been cut, and the times I attended conferences during the Bush administration -- ahem -- I stayed in far nicer accomodations than the outlier hotel I'm in right now. Despite shrinking funds, though, the work goes on, and we'll continue to put our heads together and collaborate on how to improve the lives of children with epilepsy and their families.
I won't be able to blog much until later in the week, but my presentation on Monday uses that wonderful exchange we had with the young doctor seeking a residency in pediatric neurology a couple of months ago -- if I could figure out how to link to it on my phone, I'd do it, but the title of the post is "Blog Call" -- you can search for it if you're so inclined!
Here's the sad, little coffee maker in my bathroom, and when I flushed the toilet tonight, the color of the water was an orange pink sunset. I knew it wasn't from me, so when I notified the front desk, the manager said he had no idea why and that perhaps the water was rusty in the tank. Bless his heart.
I'm just telling you these things so that you don't think everyone working for the government is living high on the proverbial hog.