Steve* and I were out of our district, covering another city. I’d known Steve since he was a wheelchair van driver and I was a new EMT. Now here we were, with over $100,00 worth of equipment, the last line of defense for thousands of people. We had just been discussing the absurdity of thatContinue reading “We’re All on the Same Team, Right?”
“You can’t make this sh*t up.” A fire instructor whom I admire once told me that. As I look back over my career in both EMS and the fire service, I see how right he was. Friends laugh at my stories, and my wife says I should write them down. Like many people in EMS,Continue reading “Can’t Make this (Stuff) Up”
Simple thought: Tired. Lots of fun on the rails this weekend. Hobo rocks.
Blasting through the nightTunnel vision in right seatWhen will morning come?
The sun is shining, the music is good, the traffic is light, and the patients aren’t too sick. Altogether, it’s a pretty nice day to be a medic in my corner of the world. (For now, of course. )
The weather was forecast to be nice today, so I was eager to get the motorcar out for a run on the Cotton Valley rails. Yesterday I installed my foot clutch conversion. The hardest part was drilling the hole in the tunnel for the shaft to pass through. The hand clutch lever had a returnContinue reading “One of THOSE days, or the Value of Doing It Right The First Time”
Tuesday in between work and more work; errands; sleep time off worth lost days
Took Beth to the Museum of Science today. She loved it! She called the planetarium show ‘awesome!’. She also loved the pendulum. We also placed a new letterbox containing my first hand-carved stamp.
Sold Ericka’s Denali today, not a moment too soon. The darn thing developed a flat this morning while doing errands, and I managed to damage the tire beyond repair. At least it didn’t go flat on the Tobin. We wish the new owner the best of luck, but I’m glad to have it out ofContinue reading “Sold the Denali”
Spent the day letterboxing with Beth. We found 5 and couldn’t find a sixth due to the snow.