Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fun Class

After weeks of classes tonight we get into one of the subjects every Firefighter lives for; how to do search and rescue. All Firefighters want to be the hero who saves people, of the reasons many go into the field.

It is also one of the things we hope to never do since risking people's lives is not something we want to see happen. Unfortunately for Ladonia we don't get much of a chance to attempt this since you generally need a large building on fire to do search and rescue and we don't have too many of them. Still it might happen some day and we will be ready.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another day of nothing

Yesterday was alot of running around and getting only minor things done. Today I plan on getting some writing done and cleaning. The house being clean is something I really want to get done and better. Yesterday I took the Hydrogen class, a class in Financial responsibility and picked up drugs for Tammy. Today needs a different take on things.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Out of work

Finally have a day of no work and no spouse. Well not really since I have fire class tonight and have to get the house after the weekend with the grandkids. Still need to get the writing started and the tax lessons going and find a new source of income. Oh well at least I have things to do.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Next to last

Well tomorrow is my last scheduled day but everyone keeps telling me I need to show up for the last two days anyway. Of course I have my fire class and my legs are still killing me and I think I am finally over my whatever illness I had. Time to start figuring out what the next step in the game is.

Of course the obvious answer is find another job and get ready for next year. Maybe this time I will try something else. Just need to find the means to survive while I figure the rest out.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Woke up this morning to a story on the news about tax fraud. This time done by a nation wide company who used the old this is your tax refund but we are taking this much. Saw this myself on one return where they charged the client $500.00 for the return and also charged more money for efiling and services.

I blame this on the truly complicated system of taxes and the fact people do not have the time to figure it out yourself. I mean I study this stuff all year and I still learn things while doing taxes. Most people should be able to handle the simple form but if you've never done it before it can be intimidating. Still I try to explain things to people while doing it which slows me down and I don't get as many returns done. So even my own company sort of encourages keeping clients in the dark.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


So last night we had one of our very irregular proby tests for new firefighters. Tammy was taking the test and I left work to be there. So what happens when things are about to start? We get a call from the Red Cross that someone's house has burned down and we need to go and do the Red Cross thing and help them. Since we are also Red Cross volunteers.

I went and Tammy stayed to take her test. We have only had three other calls and both times me and Tammy could not go together. I really wonder about these calls and whether we are really supposed to be doing this.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Almost done

Well at most I have four days left on the schedule before tax season ends. Then I start the look for the next job again. Lucky I have some saved but this leaves me in the quandry. Do I get a real job and work it forever or do I get a pay the bills job and study my butt off for next tax season. I mean why study taxes if I am not going to use it next year. Of course I could try and go back with limited hours next tax season. But I did that last year and with two jobs and the Fire Department I get really worn out. Guess I will find out soon enough.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Another Holiday. Here's the funny thing about Easter, does anyone know how they figure out which day Easter will be on? Every year its different and every year we check to see when it is and every year we accept the day they tell us. Just think it's weird people who don't usually believe or accept anything just wait to be told what date to celebrate Easter on.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review IV Catching Fire

For those living under a rock, Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy. This one was pretty obvious given how the first book ended with the set up for the second.

Things here start a few months later and we get to see how our heroine has been doing and how she is prepping for her Victory Tour. We learn more about her world and how the political side works. Do not want to give to much away but she ends up back in the arena again.

This trilogy would not be so popular if the story did not work on many levels. Everyone will find something to relate too and this is the book's biggest advantage.

Pick up a copy of all three and read away people.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Test Day

Well today we start the new Block of our Firefighter I class. This time around we were given the study guides and told to do them and study. Then tonight we will go over the chapter and power point slides and then test. Which is backwards from last cycle but since the information will be fresher people should do better. Not that anyone is really struggling since everyone passed everything last cycle except for the five who quit.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Back to Business

Obviously I haven't been writing as much as I should. To much game playing. One of hint books say to write for ten minutes before starting games. Hopefully I can start this habit. That is the key to doing well starting habits. Most of us just fall into our habits and they are usually the not so good ones.

Funny I still get email updates from a guy on my fanfiction writing list. This guy writes like 2000-5000 words a day. I would really like to know how he does it. Well need to get on to the other writing so here goes.