Thanks for great advice to everyone. I agree…fire season is stressful for all of us. Pointers are great for those new to the scene…and actually help veterans feel like we’re not doing it alone…again. How about some “Lessons Learned” like they have for the FF?
Like…I’ve learned to avoid going to auctions alone, without my husband when he’s off on fire assignments. And if I do go, I should not drink beer…even one…even if it’s free, or else I’m apt to bring home some interesting items not in our budget….like a Remington 30-06 rifle because of its sentimental value…its the exact deer rifle I already have…and a front room full of furniture we could have done without, and a hefty workbench & radial arm saw for my 8 year old daughter. (Yes…I got rid of the radial arm saw by giving it to my father.) (Sigh….)
Like…maybe this isn’t exactly the best time to tear down that obnoxious wall separating the front room from the kitchen to open up the view. It’s scarey the construction nightmares that crop up when I start swinging the hammer prematurely. My husband would likely have advised waiting. (Grimace…)
So, be kind to yourselves. Breath deep…and try to laugh…alot. And pretty soon we’ll be looking at snow clouds forming.