Chief Jim

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sister comes and visits

Well I can't believe that it is Sunday again already. This last week started out long but slowed down by the end of the week. On Monday night we had training at the fire dept on personal protective equipment. On Tuesday we had a we had a special board meeting on some personal actions. We got them just about all the way resolved. Wednesday Thursday was about normal. On Friday everything was going good till the accountant called and said she needed to talk to the treasurer and it was urgent after work I went to get Brett and came come we ended up watching wresleing. We got up on Saturday and headed to town. On the way we tried our hand at Geocaching. We was not faring to well till we called paula and she started helping us the best she could over the phone. We ended up getting 8 out of 12. We then went to K-Mart and did some shopping that I have been needing to do. I ended up buying Brett and Cody a Dale Jr pillow. Sara got a couple new toys got home and about a hour later my sister Kim called said she would be here in a few minutes. Kim and Cody got here around 530 pm and we sat around till that evening and then we started looking for some place for her and Dennis to go on their honeymoon. They are getting married on April 22nd. We found several places that was really nice but cost a bit more than I would have paid to stay. The kids played well together they played checkers, with john Deere toys and Sara. Today we got up and went to Ryan's and had lunchthen went to the mall and found my pants for the wedding. We then went to Michael's and A.C. Moores and found several things that Kim needed for the wedding. We finished the day by taking Brett home and coming back to the house. When we got back Kim and Cody headed out to home and I layed down and started watching the race, I awoke and the race was still on and I got to see the endof the race it was good till Tony Stewart blew his engine and had to drop out of the race. Well this is all I have this week. Everything have a safe week.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Well its been a couple weeks since I last posted so I am going to try and catch evveryone up. The week after National gaurd I got premission from my landlord to get a cat. i had been having problems with mice from the field below the house here. I think it was from the warm weather we was having and then it started getting cold again so they was looking for some where warm to stay. Her name is Sara and she is a grey tabby. Sara is 11 months old. I got her from the Buncombe County animal shelter. Rest of the week went pretty well till Friday when I was to get Brett and it started snowing and I was not able to get him. Called my sister Melissa on saturday night and she had got 27.5 inches of snow in 24 hours and it was still snowing in CT. We got about 7 inches here in Leicester. It finally cleared off on monday. On tuesday was our big inspection from the state for our rating system. They stated we did a really great job considering we hada change over in coomand and to keep up the good job. After a long week at work I finally got to pick Brett up on friday evening and spent the day on saturday with him. When we woke it on saturday it was iceing and then it started snowing. We hope that it clears off for saturday this way we can got to town. On valentines day I sent Paula a star named after her. She sent me to a fleece shirt that is great and warm. Well I know that this is not much but its bed time.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Well if you have been reading the blog then you know that I am going to have a inspection for the fire dept. Well got a email this week that they will be there on thbe 14th of Feb. at 300 pm. That gives me another week to finish what little is left to be completed. This week seemed to go on forever. Lets see Monday worked over so that Damon could attend class, Tuesday was a Board of Directors meeting, Wednesday went to Sylvia for a visitation for a friends dad. Thursay work late for something can't remeber what. So I had worked late everynight except friday.
Not much more has happened.
This weekend that to attend the national gaurd. last month had to turnin all shirt tops and coats so that they could have our new unit patch put on it. well showed up on Saturday with no top and they asked where my top was and I stated that I turned it in so the patches could be replaced and they asked if I had kept one out and I stated no and they said I should have. I stated that I asked about it and was told I needed to turn them all in and we would get them back before drill. then they came to me and said that I needed to get a fit for duty. with to come and find out means that I would need to see a gov. doc and then they could keep me as a MP, say no MP work but iI could do something else and be moved units to any place in the state, or be medical discharged. Well then later I helped set up for lunch and then helped in the arms rooms the remainder of the day. The supply Sgt came to me near the end of the day and asked if I would like to temp hold the NBC NCOIC slot. I thought about it all night and this morning I went to him and told him I would take a reduction in grade and hold it till I get to retire in 2 years. This was because of my new Platoon Sgt. I do not agree on how he is treating the guys in the platoon. On saturday after we busted our butts to get the inspections done on the vehicles he collected the paper work and said "you all need to get in the class room for a class right know" then on sunday he had taken me out of my slot as 2nd squad leader and and placed me as 3rd squad leader and placed someone that just got E-5 and phase I MP school into my place. If you don't understand then that was a slap in the fac