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  • 09/18/2003
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Feeling much better today…not quite so blah. Maybe it’s because it’s almost the weekend too. I’m supposed to go to the lake again today, but it is pretty cloudy. I guess it doesn’t matter either way because it will still be warm. The water is about 85 degrees!!

Mellie, thanks for all of the Loma fire info. I was checkin’ out that website yesterday also and today they even have some good pics up. The news release I read said it is the highest priority fire in the nation right now. And today there are over a 1,000 FF’s on it. You’re right about my FF coming home though. I should quit getting my hopes up too early since that only leads up to disappointment. I guess you heard about them finding a weapons and explosives cache w/ tripwire on that fire. What’s up with that?!! That is some scary, weird stuff to me. Is there cell coverage out there Mellie? With Verizon?

FM, yes, you’re right about our SO’s having plenty to talk about. That will leave them distracted so we can chat right? Yeah, just let me know your details whenever they are more concrete. I look really forward to meeting you. What a treat!! Can anyone else stow themselves away in FM’s bags and come along too? Oh, I saw a movie preview for a Bionicles movie!! Boy, if your BQ (Bionicle Queen) gonna want to see that or what?

FireChica, yes, my FF has only worked on Alaskan crews. And I do think that shapes his opinion a little differently than maybe if he had worked for lower 48 crews. He’s never worked w/ a woman on his crew, although swears he’s worked w/ a lot from other crews…enough to know. I’m not quite sure what all that means. But I do think his crew and maybe Alaskan crews in general can be quite different, more machismo. They are a different bunch. What do you think? I think he needs to hang around more females in general…the right ones. How ’bout derby girls for example? ;) Actually, now that I think about it, he dated a girl that worked on an Alaskan crew, probably a type II. But I don’t think it was a good experience for him. I think she made her rounds with some of his friends and was quite the party girl and maybe that just leaves some kind of bad taste in his mouth. I dunno. Can you shed some light on what difference the Alaskan crew thing makes? It’s interesting.

Aly, thanks so much for your encouragement. Because honestly, I’m not sure I can get much training if any before applying. I will just apply anyway and see what happens. Charm ‘em to death right? The information all of you have given me has been really helpful, and again, encouraging. We’ll see what happens. Speaking of dispatch, where’s Southern Loving? She must be busy these days.

Guess that’s it for now. Sammi….glad to see you’re still out there and checkin’ in.

Take care,

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