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2003
  • 02/12/2003
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Hey all,

I want to thank Mellie for her kind words and notes on everyone. I hadn’t visited the site since I got off my last fire assignment in Oct. of 2003.

Me and my SJ (former smokejumper, now) are now living the life of respectability and decorum, and neither of us have plans to return to the fire service next summer. I think it got to be too much for both of us. I didn’t like always being away from him, and I think he might have gotten a little spooked last year (although he’d never admit it.)

In big, big, BIG news he proposed over Christmas and we’re getting married next fall! Right now we’re living in Tennessee. I got a job working for FedEx in Memphis, which I’m super happy with, and he’s looking for a way to utilize his international relations degree … I’m trying to convince him to go to law school.

Anyway, everything is going great, though I know we’ll miss fire once it starts up here. It’ll be our first fire season not in the west, but we’re both really happy. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be too much for us and we’ll run away to be with firefighters again. I doubt it though, we’re both ready to settle down.

Good luck to everyone, and thanks for the thoughts.

–aly

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