Someone asked me how my son was doing with the wild land firefighting he was doing out in Idaho. Oops…In all the hoopla, I forgot to tell you, he returned after being gone for just over two weeks. His portion of the fire was contained so they let him leave earlier than expected.
I hardly recognized him with the beard. He said there was no time to shave. He went eight days without a shower…UGH. He loved the experience and would like to go again. The experience has him back interested in working to get a firemen job. To get one in our area he will need to get a paramedic degree. He’s not excited about being a paramedic, doesn’t hate it..just not excited, but is coming to realize that it might be okay to be a paramedic if it means he can get a firefighting job. The college loans are his biggest obstacle.
It was such a relief to me to have him back in Iowa. He even came home for a visit this weekend. Doesn’t he clean up nice??
That’s Jen, his fiance` with him. The date for their wedding is now set for August 3rd, 2013. Did I say I’m happy that he’s home?? I am glad he loved firefighting….but home is a good place for him to be!