Why modern Building construction (design) SUCKS!

I’m SICK. I’m not sure I can say it enough to make ya fully understand. I think one of “Santa’s Sexy Helpers” must have “slipped me a mickey”.. LOL.  I’ve always said that if you ever hear that I’m in the hospital and really want to see (or cuss ) me, you had better come quick because it’s BAD. Well, I didn’t go to the hospital but I seriously considered calling a Medic truck to come get. We worked yesterday (26th) and I had to mark the Engine out of service and call in overtime for me to go home.

I don’t think I’ve ever left mid way through a shift but last night was for the safety (and health) of my men as well as for my self. I was useless. I don’t know what I caught but I couldn’t even drive myself home. To spare ya the details, I had it running from both ends. I’m glad the fellas do a good job with their station chores / cleaning because Georgie found me laying in a stall (the cool floor gave some comfort). Anyway, they got me a ride home and I made it none to soon.

Laying in my own bathroom floor, back and abdomen muscles pulled and knotted;  my mind drifted to building construction… yea.. you guys already know I’m “warped”. You see, in older homes, the bath tub was most always directly across from the toilet .. less than arms reach as a matter of fact. That way, when faced with a dilema such as mine; one could take care of business from the seat while leaning to the tub for the upper end… gross I know but it works. I don’t have that luxuryin my home. Everything is so spread out. Who needs that much room in a bath room? Everything should be within arms reach … convenient …. accessible.

Damn modern designs / construction! Nothing left to do but the old “back and forth” … the old “switcharoo” ….

The good news (or bad … depending on who you are) is that I lived through the night. I still can’t eat or move about much but I’m gonna survive. Laying here, trying not to shake around too much; I figured I’d try to give ya a little update …

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holiday) and that you were able to spend it with friends and family. Our Christmas Eve tour was not uneventful but could have been much worse. Lucky 13 caught an EMS run just before midnight where we were able to make a positive impact and hopefully bring some Christmas cheer to two children who desperately needed some. I wrote a post on the incident but haven’t published it yet .. I may a little later on.

While we were out on that call, our Brothers and Sisters from “The Deuce”, stations #3 and #5 caught some work in a commercial structure. The fellas made a quick knock down, was able to reach “loss stopped” quickly and avoided injury to civilians or FD personnel. Well done boys! Rhett has some other Christmas fire from around the Country over on Fire Critic  HERE.

Anyway, the rest of the night was quiet and we were able to get home on Christmas to be with our families. I have gotten several e-mails asking about the Buckaroo, that “Lightning Bike” and pictures. Well, how dare you even question me?? Didn’t you see the pic from the  “Christmas Eve Update”  post? Hell or high water wouldn’t have stopped me from getting him that bike … he just tripped 100,000 on the odometer…. LOL

Boots also hooked him up on a Tonka dump truck and cement mixer … he LOVES toys that load, dump etc…

Santa scattered the little fella’s packages between 3 or 4 places so as you can imagine … he didn’t get much.

Again, I hope all of you had just as Happy and Merry Christmas and that all of your “Buckaroos” got everything they wanted. It seems like it was just this morning but Christmas morning  was more than 48 hours ago. Most of you are cleaning up from Santa and making plans for the new year. Yea … the New year is just around the corner .. Friday night at Midnight to be exact.

I’m not sure what I will do for New Year’s Eve. I usually don’t get too wound up or do the party scene thingy… mostly because I don’t get invited to any .. LOL. Anyway, I know that some of you take “ringing in the New Year” as serious as Christmas. Parties are planned, preparations made and resolutions offered.

Nobody is as excited to forget their “shaddy” past an start anew than 2 of my close friends and fellow bloggers. Rhett (Rhett Fleitz from Fire Critic) and Dave (Dave Statter from Statter 911) are usually “chomping at the bit” to see that old ball drop (yea.. I could go a long way on that statement but wont… for now anyway..LOL). These two jokers have been planning and preparing to bring in 2011 for weeks now …. you wont want to miss this party …

LMAO … here’s to a happy new year! I’ll check in with ya later … if I live. Until then, stay safe and in house!

Captain Wines