{December 15, 2013}   Buried Alive


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’m not real excited about it. Here in New England we got about a foot of snow over the course of nine hours last night. It’s snowing again now. I was called to staff my ambulance at three this morning and there was about five inches of snow on the roads that hadn’t yet been touched by a plow. Welcome to New England! Driving visibility was zero and it was only four degrees out.
I will admit that when it snows while I’m sleeping and I wake up in the morning I am in awe. How something so quiet, silent even, can do so much so quickly, cause such a big change. It’s amazing.
Off to clean up the silent monster!

{February 8, 2013}   Pizza and Meetings

After teaching a friend how to properly patch holes in drywall today I had a meeting at the fire department and a work detail (inspecting the apparatus). In the middle of changing the oil in the ambulance we had a fire alarm so it turned into a Nascar pit stop session. Then I came home (freezing from standing outside in the 14 degree weather) and grabbed a pizza pan that had just come out of the oven, successfully burning my ring and pinkie fingers. I didn’t immediately drop the pan because my fingers were temporarily numb from the cold. I can feel them now! Burning and stinging…

I had an okay session with physical therapy yesterday. I’m not looking forward to going through it all again. Tomorrow is supposed to be session number two but we’re also supposed to get 18-24 inches of snow between tonight and Saturday. Oh and 45-50 mph winds. It’s going to be a true nor’ easter.

Welcome to New England!

Chelsea Lately, The L Word and bed for me. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

et cetera