Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Report From Ladder Company 40 Day 86

Hi Team!

I am very happy to report that even though I caught Pete slacking many times today (hanging from his safety tether instead of clipped to my waistband counting steps) I still logged 14,713 steps! YAY ME!!!! =)
I stopped paying attention to my fluid intake after 3 quarts today. And I got an average amount of sleep last night. (Code for not enough but not less than usual -maybe 5 1/2 hours). I guess that makes me 2 for three if I'm being honest, and that was one of the "rules" I made for this blog. Sigh! But I walked 14, 713 steps plus the ones Pete didn't count!! Did I mention that? Since my goal is 10,000, that almost makes me 2.5 for 3 doesn't it? NO? Well, it ought to. :)

Nothing else to report today. Sorry. How cold is it where you are? I have been going to work in the mornings with the temp between 13 and 17f, before the wind chill factor. The most it's warming up to is the mid twenties by about 2:00 pm. BBBBRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! At least it has been dry... NO scraping windows! :D

My poor guys (I claim the entire Fire Department) are running a lot of calls for broken pipes! And houses filled with smoke due to homeowners/renters forgetting to open the damper when they use the fire place. DOH!

Well, I need to sleep! Stay warm and above all, Stay safe!

Hotflash out.


  1. Wow wow wow that's a lot of steps! Great job!! I'm glad that you are being honest too.
    i claim the whole FD (and PD/EMS) too! :)
    Right now it's about 12 degress (it's 0230am) and the wind cill is 0 to -1. Yuck. You keep warm too!

  2. I listened to Clark County FireTap for a few hours today. Call after call after call for water from a wall, broken pipes, broken sprinkler systems, etc. I swear at one point they were coming in every 10 minutes or so. Thankfully out in the sticks at Station 96, we hicks know how to handle cold weather. Our fire district had zero freezing pipes calls. Sweet.

  3. It's currently 58* outside, and we'll see what it's like in the morning when I leave for work. I've been on vacation for a week, so I've been living the high life in 70-85 temps down in Orlando.