Officially. We are half-way as of tonight. The end of day 7 of a 14 day detail.
Hot switched from night duty to swing shift today. They will be on days starting tomorrow. Here is what he reports:
1. It is very hot.
2. It is very sweaty.
3. He ate breakfast (at 5:30pm) at Red Lobster.
4. Yes, he had a cheesy biscuit thingy.
5. Yes, it was delicious.
6. No, I don't need to get the recipe from copykat.
7. Alligators are creepy.
8. Armadillos are tough.
9. Running over frogs (or toads?) you can't dodge makes him sad.
I think he's happy to be switching to days. He might get to do some real work instead of just monitoring dozer line and mop up. He said there is a lot of fire they can see but can't get too because of the terrain.
He misses us terribly and can't wait to get home. Let's see.....
Sunday, June 19: Father's Day. Left town around 1300. Travel to Rapid City. Arrive approximately 0100.
Monday, June 20: Travel delayed due to tornado warnings. Arrive Shelby, Iowa. (Behind schedule.)
Tuesday, June 21: More tornado warnings and several detours due to flooding. Arrive Nashville, TN. Did not see Miranda Lambert but a cute blonde DID wave to them from a street corner..... Definitely not a country music star. Saw the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr.
Wednesday, June 22: Arrive in Georgia.
Thursday, June 23: Day 1. Staying in Valdosta. About an hour away from fire camp. Georgia doesn't "camp out" crews... too many alligators and creepy-crawlies. 2 Alligators.
Friday, June 24: Day 2. Moved to Park Lake, GA. Still about an hour away. 10 Alligators. Rained and it is so humid sunglasses fog up when you go outside.
Saturday, June 25: Day 3. 5 Alligators and an Armadillo.
Sunday, June 26: Day 4. Stopped counting Alligators.
Monday, June 27: Day 5. Bugsy's birthday. Sick and tired of the night shift.
Tuesday, June 28: Day 6. Last night shift.
Wednesday, June 29: Day 7. Halfway. Swing shift in anticipation of going to days tomorrow. Did laundry.