I was organizing my iPhoto library, and I came across these. Engine 1 v3.0 was our last ‘rural’ fire engine. Gas engine, manual transmission, hydrovac brakes, 3″ supply hose and a Squad 51 lightbar. It was a relic from another era when it was new, but it served valiantly for 21 years before retirement inContinue reading “Nostalgia”
Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go. I realized today that we literally go over the river and through the woods to get to my parents house. Of course the woods line the driveway, and the river is a brook, but still. . . I’m thankful for the big stuffContinue reading “Thanksgiving”
We had plans to travel for Thanksgiving. Thankfully we were driving, because everything went pear shaped. Last weekend’s stomach bug is still lurking about, so a 9 hour drive is out of the question. Today’s post is for small thanksgivings: I’m thankful half of the family lives close enough that we can still spend theContinue reading “Best laid plans, part 2”
“Hey guys, anything interesting?” Ambulance 10 has arrived on scene uninvited and unexpected because they have a brand new trainee. Our chest pain patient is hypotensive, tachycardic, diaphoretic, and as pale as my uniform shirt. More help is always welcome. We toss the trainee and his preceptor into the extrication role, and soon he isContinue reading “Sparky”
Today’s tractor repair was brought to you by the letter P: Pipe wrench Penetrating oil Patience Perseverance and a long Pipe for Persuading corroded bolts Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. –Archimedes Give ME a long enough lever and a fulcrumContinue reading “The letter P”
This is hospital, not court. Uncover your face. No perp walk today.
Happiness is a warm sunbeam.
Unlike many of my co-workers, I kind of like the new reflective Chevrons. I like the way they make use of the company colors, but I do wish they were uniform among the trucks. Something about these two trips my OCD gene. On an unrelated note, NRP predicts Adenosine for tomorrow’s shift. TimeContinue reading “Chevrons”
The plan: Work a swap 24 on the transfer truck. A few quick errands on the way home, shower, meet attorney to close mortgage refinance. Pick up Beth from half day at school, spend afternoon at the science museum. Check out the newly remodeled planetarium. Home for dinner, change, then off for Daddy/daughter time atContinue reading “Best laid plans”
Memo to the poly-substance overdose patient: No matter how cute you think you are, calling the female charge nurse “Sir” will not improve the quality or length of your hospital stay. It’s also my cue to leave. Have a nice day, sir.