Monday, October 18, 2010

E- Student lead conference

Luke feels like a much bigger kid for the most part these days. He goes off to school, courses, hanging out with his Grandmothers without any hesitation or complaint. He is a really good natured guy and I actually have fun hanging out with him.

I took him skating today and was amazed how much he had improved from just ten days ago. We played in the gym afterwards and then went for a quick swim before going to the girls' "student lead conferences" with their teacher. Apparently it was a bit too much because when we went to leave, we found Luke KO'd on the floor.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dance party

Lady Gaga eat your heart out...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

E- "light" duties?

The kids, Bryan and I out on the water, just about to go through Active Pass on a beautiful October day and it sort of feels like we have stolen a little bit of extra summer time. Although it is T-shirt and shorts weather, a warm blanket is definitely needed as we sit in the wind on the bow of the boat.

I have just finished my second week of light duties back at the firehall after 8 months off work. It feels great get through the day and not be in pain and be able to do a lot of things I just couldn't do before. Although I always had the strength to perform a rescue or haul heavy equipment around, tying up my laces or picking paper up off the floor were way too difficult. Over the last two weeks I have worked with a bunch of different crews, trained at our firehouse/training building, pulled house, caught hydrants, crawled around doing searches and rescues in smoked out conditions, spent a few hours doing drills wearing 60 pounds of turnout gear and SCBA while dragging a guy my size out of building, climbed ladders and got in some work outs. Throughout all of this I felt good and relatively pain free and very happy to realize that only 4 1/2 months since my second surgery I am ready to go back to regular fighting duties.

On top of all the retraining I did, I also went on most of the calls and one inspection. The uniforms with hairnets were such a funny sight I had to get a picture.