Hi everyone. I have not posted much lately but I check in every day. Great to hear from you Southern. And you too Heligroupie. It is so comforting to know you are all still out there and checking in.
Sammi, you’re outspokenness (sp?) about the safety of FF’s is admirable and inspiring. You are tireless in your campaign for changes to make the FF world safer and I just wanted to express my gratitude. If I can get involved in any way, let me know.
Things are pretty good around here. I’m in the process of getting another job to supplement the one I have, which is gettin’ real old because it is so slow and I just kinda show up. Went to Dallas last weekend and my FF met both of my grandmothers. That was nice. And we went to the state fair with my mom. My mom was grateful to have company as well as a man to cook for. My man’s so skinny he has to run around in the shower to get wet. But don’t let that fool you…boy he can eat. So lately the routine is him dropping me off at work and he goes off to play golf…every day. And he is really enjoying the golfing let me tell ya. We are going to Chicago next weekend to see some friends. I’ve never been there so that should be a lot of fun. Going to see a Blackhawks game also. Tonight we are driving to Houston to see my aunt & uncle and go sailing on the Gulf tomorrow. Should be fun.
Watched Bowling for Columbine a couple of nights ago…..YIKES and YIKES!!
Southern, I’m sorry to hear your FF is leaving already. I know that must be so hard. How come you can’t visit him before next summer? Being apart for extended periods is so difficult. Looks like I’m going to have to endure another summer of it. We are still debating all of our plans. He wants to do another year on his Alaskan crew but we’ve also considered him working on a lower 48 crew, possibly out of Colorado. But he is afraid he would be at the bottom again and the pay wouldn’t be as good either. Plus he doesn’t know the reputation of any of the crews and wants to make sure he would be on a good one. So if you know of any solid Colorado HS crews, send the word. We are considering a summer there so that I could at least see him every couple of weeks. And I would love to talk to you more about the possibility of dispatching. Especially if I could do it just for a couple of months because hopefully if I get into this teaching program, I will be at their training institute for five weeks starting sometime in mid-June. So let’s talk more about this and thanks for thinking of me.
Does anyone know anything about Fire Momma? I’m thinking she must be on her trip to the West Indies. I just want to make sure that she gets a hold of me if and when she comes through Austin.
It’s good to talk to you all. Take care and you are all in my thoughts.