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  • 08/25/2002
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Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I was excited to check back in today and see what everyone’s been up to. And then I saw the awful news. I was shocked to hear about the 8 FF’s that died. I am terribly saddened by this news. I can’t imagine what their families must be going through. My thoughts and prayers will be with them. I was thinking also of how the remaining 11 FF’s must have felt on the ride back home with almost half of their crew dead and left behind. I can’t imagine their grief…

Thanks for the butt kicking encouragement Nerd. And Fire Momma, thanks for asking how it went. I’m here to tell you….we lost. BUT we put up a darn good fight. We played hard and well. And I took the bionic woman out at least once. And she also sent me flying once. I was airborne for a couple of seconds and landed w/ quite a thud. But I got up again very quickly thank goodness. The best part was when there was a big dog pile fight among both teams. Everyone was fighting…but all in good fun though. There are some pictures on the web and if you’re interested, Ab can give you my e-mail address and I’ll send you the link. And I’m not even too sore today. My dad came to the third game in a row and had a blast. I swear, I have the biggest, loudest, best fan group there that are all my friends and family. It’s awesome. They sit in the same section every time and just cheer and cheer way more than anyone…and louder. Great to have that support. And my brother, who is our mascot, was in the middle of the rink leading everyone in cheers. It was awesome. Wish you guys could come watch.

Sammi- where are your pics posted from your trip and the fires?

My FF is on his days off right now in Boise. I have still been able to talk to him a couple of times a day lately and it is soooo nice. I guess he will work through September, maybe a bit of October and then come here for a visit. He will have to go back to Alaska for a couple of weeks in October before coming here so it will still be a while. One day at a time… I’m just picturing the beach and a full moon in Thailand. Thinking about that is a nice distraction. But I did have to go to another wedding dateless again this weekend. What is it about weddings and going alone? It sucks. I don’t think I’ve ever had a date to a wedding. Someday.

I guess that’s about it. I’ve been too busy to do much exercise since last week so I’m gonna get on it tomorrow. But roller derby counts as exercise right? I’m kind of excited to talk to my FF more tomorrow when we get the chance so I can tell him my dispatcher plans and see what he thinks. We are both going to bring some ideas to the table to talk about the future and see what’s do-able. But that’s still a little far off for us.

Again, I want to offer my condolences to the WFF community and the tragic loss of the 8 First Strike Firefighters.

Ab hasn’t gotten to Sammi’s photos or some other good ones from Canada and elsewhere. Sometimes (all too often) unexpected research takes priority.


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