Monday, March 22, 2010

Report From Ladder Company 40 Days 178-183

Hi Team!

(March 17-22)

Wow, have I gotten behind or what?!  My life is picking up speed and I am finding it harder and harder to sit down and get my blog done.  And the sad thing is that it isn't because I'm avoiding it.  I like my blog.  I think personally that it can get to be on the boring side when it is all accountability report and no anecdotes to go with it, but I love the the feedback and encouragement I get from blogging.  And when I do have stories to tell it is really fun to tell them.  The problem is simply that there are not enough hours in a day or days in a week to do all the things I want to do.

Why am I rambling about all of this?  Well, it is because it is high time that I find a solution to the problem.
I could, of course, just stop doing some of the things I do to make more time for others.  Actually, I already have.  I could blog less often.  I've done that too.  It isn't going so well because by the time I get to it, I have forgotten details of the very things I am hoping my team will hold me accountable for.  I could stop blogging all together.  I don't want to.  I have made some nice friends here and, as I said before, I appreciate the comments and encouragement I find here.

Those are the only ideas I came up with, save for one.  What is that, you ask?  Okay, so maybe you didn't ask but I'm going to tell you anyway.  The ony solution I can come up with is to revamp this blog.  I don't have all the details yet, but I am thinking of blogging weekly, (on the weekends) reporting on my progress with keeping active, drinking enough fluids and getting enough sleep.  (well, more sleep than I used to anyway.  I am not sure I will EVER get to the point that I get enough sleep!)  It would be a general weekly rating instead of my daily three for three.  I give details of how much I drank, just the number of days I met or exceeded the goal.  Same for exercise and sleep.  Then I will try to tell something about my week in each blog.  That should be easy now.  I have this week to finish up my CERT training.  I am sure there will be something interesting to talk about from that.  Then next week on Monday EMT school starts. 

OMG!  I can't belive it is almost here!  That sure creeped up on me fast!  And CERT classes made me realize I am probably overdue for my second hepB shot.  I wonder if that means I have to start over?  UGH!  I hope not!  Oops, that wasn't what I intended to write about.  Back at the ranch....

I hope that I will have the basic format figured out in my head by this weekend.  I probably will not blog again until then.  I hope that isn't too disappointing for you, my loyal team.  I need your support and encouragement as much as ever and I want you to know I truly appreciate it.  You have been faithful followers and I doubt I would be where I am without you all gently kicking me in the backside from time to time.

Feel free to leave input as to what you would like to see here.  I don't want to make this a chore for you to read as I fear it has been too often already.  If you like seeing certain things here or have questions, please let me know.  I do like to talk.  I just don't always know what to say!

I will write at you all later!

Stay safe!

Hotflash out.


  1. The light bulb seems to have come on, hasn't it?

    This stuff is no longer a dream for the future.

    It's right now. You're in it.

    You're kneee deep in with TFD, helping at major incidents. You have overcome your fear of firemen and can easily break the ice to deliver cookies without having to think about it. CERT class, while mostly window dressing until The Big One happens, is done and you learned a lot. And now, EMT class is here. And your as to whether you up to it have dissipated. Bring it, baby.

    You're starting to carry cards. It's real, Big K. GOOD JOB!!

  2. Hey Bro, If the lightbulb wasn't already on, your comments lit it up bright as day! Wow, I am a little overwhelmed at how fast things are moving. And I know they are only going to speed up from here! (CERT won't be done until this saturday, but your point remains the same!) The part about worrying whether I am up to it or not has not totally dissipated but I suspect that is a healthy thing in some ways. BRING IT ON!!!

    Thanks for the encouragement Bro. It means more to me from you than you can ever imagine! And just so you know, YOU are my favorite fireman! (In case there was ever any doubt.)

    I love you!

  3. Ditto what 'that' Frank said. Hey, guess what? You're a real person, now! How's about them apples?!

    Yes, this is for real. And you're in it AND doing quite well. Keep on truckin' K-K.


  4. Good luck with EMT! You'll do fine :)