Sunday, September 14, 2008

Living with a Doctora

Now that we live in The Junction Kristi has taken on more responsabilities. While she was at KUMED she was just a 1st year resident, she was at the bottom of the food chain. Here at the Junction things are different, she is not just a second year resident, she is treated almost like a peer by the other doctors. She has had more hands on experience and better learning opportunities, and ever since people at church figured out she is a physician many of the church memebers have switched over to her to be their primary care physician. Everyone here has been very nice and they are all very thankful she is here. She has become a celebrity as well, they even published an article on her on the local news paper which was picked up by the paper in Yuma, where Kristi is from, and they decided to do an article on her as well.  Another great thing is that when she is on call it actually mean that she is on call, she gets to come home and take questions from nurses and other docs about patients over the phone and go in only if needed. The best one thus far happened a week or so ago when I overheard her take a call from nurse who had a question to which Kristi replied "is it fishy or cottage-cheesy" ...............don't really want to know what they were talking about.

My Turn

So up to now Kristi has been the official web logger of The Diaz Family, well now is my turn so buckle your seat belt and join me a long for te ride. Since we moved to Kansas life has been pretty interesting, especially since we have moved to Junction City or as I affectionately call it The Junction aka The Middle of Nowhere (See picture above).

The Junction is a small town of 18,000 and right next to it is an army base, Fort Riley. This makes for an interesting dynamic between civilians and members of the Army and their families. Thankfully Fort Riley helps The Junction by adding to its population and bringing jobs for the masses. The Junction is a tiny town with barely enough of the amenities We have grown used to, in fact the biggest shopping center in town is Wal-Mart. 

This is a picture of our beautiful Wal-Mart, you know you live in a small town when you go out on a date with your wife and after dinner you decide to go to Wal-Mart to see "whats new". I am glad to say that Kristi and I have done our best to contribute to the economy by spending our hard earned dollars, well her hard earned dollars, there. I am quite fond of Wal-Mart though, they have a lot of goodies there, and as the locals say "if you can't find it at Wal-Mart it doesn't exist" least not in The Junction.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


These are pictures from Kansas near Junction City. Believe it or not, it's quite beautiful here. The above picture is from Milford Lake. It's huge lake with beautiful sites.
Wild grass grows taller than Robert. We were hiking up a hill in between Junction City and Manhattan, KS.
Yup, we live in the sticks, but old work items make cool picture objects.
I bet you didn't know I am terribly ALLERGIC to these beautiful Sunflowers! They are killing me!

Our Roots

In Manhattan, KS we found this street corner. It's funny, I'm from Yuma, AZ and we were in Manhattan. Pretty cool.

Cutting the Grass

Robert tried every single excuse to try to get out of cutting our lawn... but as you can see, he finally gave in.