“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tis the season...

for bomb calls that is.

I have no idea what it is. Beautiful spring or fall day, nice to be outside, time in the suit won't horribly suck? Nope, I get nothing.

100 degree plus weather - definitely going to get a few.

Below freezing, no real way to stay warm no matter what you're doing, and calls that take hours instead of minutes? It's a gorram guarantee.

I've had more calls this week then in the past few months combined I think - some stupid stuff, others not-so-much. And, while the overtime is nice, it is cutting into time with the wife & kids.

Ah well, not to complain - I've been safe, and it is what I get paid for. Now I just need to invest in more anti-freeze...


Meadowlark said...

Stay warm and safe!!!!

Home on the Range said...

I go on the 24 hour on call watch starting this week through Christmas. Senior enough not to, but I'll take it for one of the unit who has parents around and wives and children.

I've got the dog, and a few friends I can eat Christmas supper with, but that's it for me. I'll take the bag.

Bless you and your wie that keeps things continual in the home for the little ones.

Wandering Soul said...

Must be that time of the year for bomb calls.....stay safe out there!!