Monday, December 7, 2009

Report From Ladder Company 40 Day 82 and 83

Hi Team!

Welcome to my newest team member, Firelady! I am very happy to see you have joined the team. You might find this blog more interesting if you read the first several posts, way back there! They tell the story of why I am here now.

Okay, so I am a slacker. I did not post on Saturday or Sunday. I really didn't have much to say, but that is no excuse. The purpose of this blog is accountability and if I am not blogging, that goes out the window. That said, I'm sorry.

Okay, Saturday: I slept much better last night than the night before. The dog was settled and not doing laps on my stomach and chest, thank God! I drank nearly 3 quarts of water and sugar free peach iced tea drink (no caffeine) today. I was especially motivated to drink because keeping well hydrated helps me sing and I was supposed to sing at church Sunday.. Pete said I walked 5,603 steps. That made me 3 for 3! YAY ME!

I don't have any fun fire department stuff to report but since I had nearly a week of it all at once, I guess some down time is good too. I'm still on a high from the week.

Now, Sunday: Last night I had 8 yes EIGHT whole hours of sleep!!! Yay ME!!! It felt SO good. I drank almost 3 quarts again today and I sure can tell a difference when I drink enough. I just feel better. I am starting to think that dehydration contributes to my problem of falling asleep whenever I sit still.

Pete said that I walked 5, 176 steps, but I know he is only kidding. I walked around the mall for 3 hours today playing Where's Waldo. 12 of us from church submitted "mug shots" then altered our appearances minimally to "blend in" at the mall. The youth group had a paper with all 12 of our mugs on it and had to search the mall looking for us. When they thought they might have found one of us they had to approach and ask, "So, what kind of deodorant do you use?" If they truly found the right person the response they would get was, "Is that how you found me?"

It was loads of fun. But I know that Pete reset himself at least twice today so I have no idea how many steps I really took. Either way, I am 3 for three on Sunday too.

Again, no fire department stuff. It's okay though. At least I am an official member of the Fire Buff Battalion now. I can't wait until my first fire! (but I guess I'll have to!)

That's all for now.

Stay safe!

Hotflash out.


  1. I'm ahead of ya, I read the first few posts just before following you. And I must add my name to the list of folks jealous of the family firetruck.

    If there's anything I can answer or help ya out on (being another female and all), don't hesitate to ask.

  2. About time you posted! I was getting worried! But it sounds like you did great the days you didn't post so kudos to you!! :)

  3. Firelady,

    Thanks so much for joining me and for your offer to help in any way. It means so much to me. I have to admit, my brother's fire engine is awesome! We had so much fun in it. It really brought back some amazing memories from our childhood. The local firemen were very good to us. I am praying we can find some of the more elusive pieces that need to be replaced. I really miss the q siren. And it will cost 10,000 dollars to restore her paint job to the proper color. I can't believe she got painted yellow! It makes me want to cry. At least the new rigs my city has purchased this year are RED!!

  4. 911R,

    Sorry to have worried you, but I am glad you were worried. That tells me I have a good team! I have been kind of worried about you lately too, being sick and blue. I hope you are feeling much better. I have been praying for you. Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try to be better and stop slacking! I just had such busy week (but fun with all the fire department stuff!) Take care and thanks.