I have been so anxious to get to Family Said and see what’s been going on since I’ve been gone. Catskilldog, I can’t believe you were in SLC airport the day after me to meet your FF. How funny. I just got back from SLC and spending two and a half days of R & R w/ my HS before he headed back out. After three months I didn’t think I could stand the separation much longer. I was around his buddies a little more than I wanted but I was kind of expecting that, so it wasn’t really a big deal. Besides, it was kind of inevitable since they are all sharing rigs and have to get their errands run.
I stayed an extra day after my HS left and was watching TV that night in the hotel room, and the Women Smokejumpers of all things came on MSNBC. And before that was a segment on the Bitterroot (sp?) fire in Montana in 2000. What a coincidence! I was glued to the TV. It was so interesting and a great way for me to get a better view on what my man is out there doing all the time. What an intense job!
Shot’s Mom, you said something about your son telling you to take a class. What kind of classes can you take? I am really starting to think about finding some kind of employment during the ’04 fire season. I hope that doesn’t sound ludicrous. I certainly haven’t told my HS. I’ll wait on that one. I’m not sure if I’m cut out to be a HS, but I do think dispatching would be more down my alley, or any other support/logistics positions. But I’m not sure how much experience you need. On the Alaska Fire Service website, it states that you do not need experience for the temporary positions. I e-mailed someone on that website w/ some of my questions. But any more info. from you all would be greatly appreciated as well. I’m going to look into the vollie thing too like Nerd said.
Fire Momma, I really enjoyed your post about paying attention. So true… I suppose we could all do more of that. Enjoy your road trip. I’m jealous…I’ve never even been to Idaho OR Montana. Pathetic right?
Ya’ll take care,