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Life is just crazy, or I'd be around more

Posted on: April 22, 2009 9:29 pm

I've been checking in and reading a few threads on the racing board when I can, but gosh, I've been slammed lately.  In summary: two per diem Physical Therapy jobs (...and I've been warned that a third facility is likely going to call me as well), EMT class (will be finished at the beginning of next month. Yea.), firefighter training (got my "arduous" pack test out of the way, and my wildland refresher done), calls (it's dry here already; four out-of-control grass fires in the past week, and medical calls as usual), and tomorrow I'm teaching English comp at the community college (I'm covering my sister's classes.)  At last night's fire training, I learned to run all the pumps in the two apparatus that I'm least-familiar with, and I got drive the gigantic water tender. (The three engines and the other tender aren't quite so big; that tender is massive. And I seriously feel like a big kid around these trucks; it's so much fun.)

Since the weather has warmed up, it's time to get busy and finish off a few construction projects, too. I forsee being booked pretty solidly all the way through the fall. My posting will be very sporadic, but I'll be keeping an eye on all you guys. Cool



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Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2009 1:01 am

Life is just crazy, or I'd be around more

I took a Swiftwater Rescue Technician course this weekend. It was awesome! The instructors were great. The course was 'scenario-based' so we all spent the weekend on the river banks and in the river dealing with rescue situations (getting 'victims' out of a cold, big, fast moving river.) I've said it once, I'll say it again: it was awesome!

For a couple of nights during the week and all day on the weekend I'll be taking a 'wildland chainsaw' class. (I don't know about you, but that kind of cracks me up, really.) It's actually a very useful skill to have in Montana. Laughing

...and right now, it's getting late....and I have to go to work in the morning!

Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 1:45 pm

Life is just crazy, or I'd be around more

Ya Cat life is real busy, but hang in there. Nice to hear about EMT and Fire Dept. i was on one for 15 years as a EMT-I and fire Fighter. Goodluck to you and am sure we will see you around. Smile 

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2009 6:33 pm

Life is just crazy, or I'd be around more

I'm happy that you are staying productive in these tough economic times.  Life is far more important than anything that happens on these boards.  I'm sorry to hear of the fire danger.  We had extreme fire danger on the plains this winter until we got some well needed moisture over the last three weeks.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2009 8:09 am

Life is just crazy, or I'd be around more

 but I'll be keeping an eye on all you guys


Keep an eye on the ladies too. You know how out of control some of you can get. See you when we can.

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