Last week I told you all that I was going on a ridealong with our local fire department – NorthwestFire. I believe we went on something like 7 calls, most of them medical in nature (did you know that something like 80+% of calls are medical in nature), though one turned out to be nothing but some homeless folks sleeping, so we cleared pretty quick from that call. The day (for me) ended on a move up to cover in the area of another fire department (Golder Ranch) for a major house fire.
Speaking of Northwest Fire, Golder Ranch, and another in the area – Mountain Vista Fire District… There is some big news around the corner – Starting May 1st, when a call comes in it will be the closest station that goes on the call (no longer will it be based solely on whose district the call originated in). This will help to get help to people quicker. Also, it appears that a consolidation between Mountain Vista and Golder Ranch is in the works (atleast on the drawing table).
I could continue on about the ridealong and how wonderful these guys are, how well they work together, and the level of care & concern they show for the patients under their care… but this is suppose to be a family blog so I should talk about the rest of the family. Got word (notification via email) of an update to my son’s grades for history. So let me back up a little bit. Last week, my son took his history final. I haven’t been able to view the grade he got on the final itself but I was able to see the final grade for the course and he got a B+. He takes his Physics final today. Also, it does appear that he may very well be up for receiving the next rank in scouts – which would be his Star. I didn’t think he was actually up to receive it but it seems he was closer than we realized. All he needs to do is have his ScoutMaster conference (which would also include the part about how he’s been living and acting as a scout) and then the Board of Review. I’m hoping he can get the ScoutMaster conference done this week so the Board Review can be done the following.
Hubby goes in, later this morning, for cataract surgery on one eye. The other eye will need to get done as well, but we’re dealing with issues with medical insurance. It’s a long story and a complete mess. Apparently our insurance is dropping the doctors that my husband sees (that whole group of doctors) so my husband is having to change insurances which is causing some problems (in otherwords we’re getting the runaround).
So that’s what’s going on around here. What all is going on in your neck of the woods. Hopefully you all had a great weekend and your week has started out, and continues to go, well.
Having trouble thinking of things to put down… I mean it’s not as if things are going terribly for us, but nothing stands out being as extra smile-worthy. Life around here pretty much just is – Not good bad, Not bad just is.
Well one thing we can, cautiously, smile about is that a bit of a situation we had to deal with here looks as if it is going to work out ok. I’ll tell you, though, there was a bit stress running through our veins.
Another “smile” is that we are go for The Pappa’s cataract surgery next Tuesday. He also has transportation to get to the follow up appointment the following day.
I’m also smiling because I’ll be going on another ridealong come Monday. It’ll be the same station as before but a different shift. Looking forward to an interesting and educational time. No matter what, I’m sure they’ll be lots for me to learn.
Keep smiling. See y’all next week.