It’s been a long week. You all know that my mother-in-law passed last weekend. The funeral was Thursday and I’d like to once again THANK you all for the flowers, cards, comments, messages, thoughts, prayers etc. Your support has been humbling and a huge comfort.
Following the funeral, my wife and I headed north. I was scheduled to attend the 2014 Long Island Fire, Rescue & EMS Mega Show (link) in Long Island. Donna (my wife) has never been to New York and we figured the trip would make for a good distraction from the events of the past week.
Rhett (The Fire Critic) was unable to make this event, but like we always do; I planned a few stops along our way. The first place we visited was the Loudon County (Va) Fire & Rescue Department (link) .
Recruit Class #29 was set to graduate Friday night after a grueling 7 months of training. Obviously, I would not be able to attend graduation in Va and be in NY at the same time so I spent a little time with them on Friday morning to offer my and Rhett’s congratulations.
We departed Leesburg to drive another 8 hours in the POURING rain. It was a LONG and stressful drive but we made it safely. We didn’t do much last night as we were all exhausted but you can bet we will make our mark on the City tonight.
The Long Island Show is a BLAST.
I attended for the first time in 2013 (link below) and met so many GREAT Brothers and Sisters.
I hope to meet just as many this year. If you are in the area or planning to attend the show, you’ll once again find me in the MN8 FoxFire (link) Booth!
The show is open from 10am-5pm today and tomorrow. I’m not sure what our plans are after the show but know that we will be in the City. Stop by, say hello, get a demo and plan on hanging out afterwards. Read about the 2013 Mega Show in the link below …
So as always, I’m “busy busy” but I’ll try to keep ya updated with pics etc through my Face Book page (linked near top of the page). I’ll also get a post up soon with complete details (including pics / video) of the weekend…. don’t forget to keep checking back and look for it.
Stay SAFE and in House!