South Florida Hospital News
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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12

Publisher's Note

We “Got” Kitchen!

To paraphrase President Gerald Ford in his 1974 Inaugural Address, the “Felix long domestic nightmare is over.” You see since October 2019 (yep – more than 20 months ago), we’ve been lacking a relatively important room in our house … a kitchen.
I won’t go into too much detail, but an unknown kitchen pipe leak caused more damage than we could have ever imagined. And while we powered through mold and mildew and the resulting mitigation, the necessary demolition, and the temporary kitchen in our garage, like dominos more damage was discovered. And don’t even get me started on dealing with insurance and trying to come to some type of equitable settlement, so we could begin the actual restoration.
But I have to say we lived through it pretty well, only escaping with Gabby the Wonder Dog during a particularly hairy week when they were demoing our tile floors and laying new ones. (And for once, we were glad that Gabby is totally deaf now and didn’t have to listen to all the banging and scraping.) Overall, for more than a year and a half, there were relatively few Felix temper tantrums, way too many Uber Eats charges and paper plates (even for a pandemic), and all my Zoom meetings continued relatively undisturbed. And since we’ve worked in our home office since the newspaper’s inception almost 18 years ago and had the pandemic, we’ve definitely lived through every single moment of it.
So, this past weekend as we unpacked our boxes of kitchen paraphernalia into our new cabinets and drawers and used our new dishwasher for the very first time, we took some time to reflect and wondered did we really NEED a kitchen??

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