September 10, 2001

"Good days, bad days. Up days, down days. Sad days, happy days--but never a boring day on this job. You do what God has called you to do. You show up, you put one foot in front of another, you get on the rig and you do the job, which is a mystery and a suprise. You have no idea when you get on that rig, no matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea what God's calling you to do.
"You love this job. We all do. What a blessing that is. A difficult, difficult job, and God calls you to it, and he gives you a love for it, so that a difficult job will be well done."
-Father Mychal Judge

Father Judge was killed the following day, Sept 11, 2001.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Had an arson fire on Wednesday night. Started off as a trailer fire just up the road. We got there quick and being the kindly senior guy that I am, I let the new guy take the nozzle. The fire had started on the porch and, despite the superior construction that mobile homes are known for, the fire quickly spread to the living room, kitchen and bedroom. Just before getting to work knocking down the fire, the new realizes he has no radio. Love those sweet little new guys. I decided maybe this new guy wasn't worth waiting for, so I told the Capt it was time to get to work, let the new guy follow up. Knocking down the fire was a little anticlimactic (a garden hose would put the hurt on most trailer fires), but a fire is a fire all the same. Turned out to be a good night.


Daryl & Gayelene said...

Glad that you enjoyed it and that no one was hurt