Monday, December 29, 2008

?

Ok I don't know why but I am having a tuff
time getting my poop in a pile and putting up
a decent post........................sorry.

And has anyone Seen Hammer?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

Best wishes from us at the Fyre House

Peace
fd

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis about our Clan

video

Today two years ago my Dad passed away he was a grand old man and I loved him dearly
this is a picture of him at his birthday, we got a piper to play for him...he loved it.
this was tough for me to do today...I tried to put it away all day....then I read my baby sisters blog and cried and had to pen something of his passing

the right words..I dunna hay(dont have)
Will I ever find them..I dunna ken(don't know)

Tha gaol agam ort Da Tìoraidh.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sci-Fi

Hey I found a Great web Site, if you like Sci-Fi
Look here . and its free (free is good)

a ramble

Hey all I am just putting a few lines down...I am in a winter blue mood. The time of year and the Holidays and everything has me a little down...I will bounce back but it takes me a little while.
You might have heard about the bomb explosion in Woodburn OR, its about an hour from here
One of the Officers that died was a State police Officer that Our FD had worked with...He was a good guy.


I need it to be May,...ya May with flowers blooming and more sun, ya sun.

Peace
fd

Monday, December 15, 2008

Test

Remote post test


Woot, I figured it out

Damn

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Im lame..... in the head

Im out of stuff...........Hey I made Chicken Gumbo for dinner tonight........

Thursday, December 4, 2008

When Smoke gets in your Eyes

(sung to CAMP TOWN RACES)

Gonna burn a House down Saturday
Doo Dah Doo Dah
Gonna burn a House down Saturday oh doo dah day



Yes folks we are having a live burn on Saturday
Its good for the recruit's and the Probbies
I can smell the smoke now........MMMM

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
we don't need no water let the .....

well you know

Peace
fd

Monday, December 1, 2008

not much to say

Well the Beavers lost on Saturday...I am not sure if they ever showed up.
We went to the coast and had chower and clam strips and beer...MMMMM

Ya all be good now

ttfn
fd

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beaver Nation

Well Saturday Is the 112th Oregon Civil war

the 7th oldest collage rivalry in the nation, its a battle Royal battle between to
damn good teams the OSU Beavers and the Oregon Ducks.

If Oregon State wins.....Guess who goes to the

ROSE BOWL
Beav's have not been to Pasadena since 1965.
and it will be against the Nittany Lion, They trashed us in a Non conference game this year

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blaster

Well this weekend my Daughter's boyfriend and I put my Double Star lower together and hooked it up to a J&T enterprises Upper and I have another Blaster now. A 6 position stock and A-4 flat top upper, its Sexy Hawt. I will post pictures and range report soon


EDIT 11/25
Ok here be teh Gun Pron
new baby (on top) and her sister



OGA CHUCKA

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

pinch me

I have conditioned myself to answer " doing good"
when ask how I am....Cuz face it nobody really cares
most of the time. Yup every thing is P.F.K.

I thought this was a great vid for my poopy altitude


video

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ARG

I have a inner ear infection......my world is slightly skewed
I need some Meclizine or Valium...I wanna barf.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm posting this a day early but most of you will read it tomorrow
It is one of those thing I just do....

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.




The new Engine

some pictures of the engine and my little station that did

We went into Main station and worked on pumping 233 from the tank and then switching to a static source and back again, its a strange lil beast cuz she has a two cylinder diesel Aux. pump
along with the 1500 G.P.M. Hale main pump
here she is with our other sub stations engine 232 and I will add 232 is a cool engine
I had to take a pic of our big stick, we got it from our neighboring town for a dollar and it responds about once every other year? it barely fits in the House

Have a great week folks and remember

this is going to be my next bumper sticker

peace
fd

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Stuff

As Wendy Over at Chromed Curses said in her blog

"Stay Classy"

Get involved and don't join the ranks.......
and we can come back like roaring lions,
or we can sit in our homes and lick our
wounds and whimper.

Its our choice.

Peace Friends
fd

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WTF

With Bill Clinton we knew he was a shitty President.....but B.H.O. ....

we are HUMPED.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

good stuff

I found this over at Jafo's it is good stuff

testify

I tried to go to drill

So Honest to God I was going to go to Drill tonight ....then Mrs fyreman decided to go work on her tree stand. That was not a problem, what was a problem was she had new straps to attach
her tree stand and they were zip tied to a piece of plastic and she decided to use her Schrade hunting knife(read Scalpel) to cut the zip ties, and she slipped. 1" wide and 1" deep in the meat of the heel of her hand (ouch), 2 hours later, two hydracodone, topical lidocaine, lidocaine shots, irrigations, stitches, and x-ray and we can go home. Her was pitiful, and angry...its close to the end of deer season.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dear lord it was a long trip


Me and my Captain


Im back and I got a new toy....well me and the department. All I can say is WOW
it drives like a pickup truck...Damn its sweet





We has da mojo dice hanging


Morning in the Oregon High Desert
Wow

And to top it all of we get her home and unload her and we catch tones for a structure fire,
at the end of the evening I am so stupid I am forgetting basic stuff...Oh well I am off to bed
I am going to check for light leaks in my eye lids

Peace
fd

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boise Road trip?????

OK I'm not holding my breath or anything but I think we got the go ahead to pick up our engine
there is a good tale written HERE about the sorrows of our little engine penned by my Captain in the Fire department, well I am gonna be one mad Fryeman if we get there and they jack with me, I told the Chief I was bringing guns and I think I will load up the AR just because. I am packed but I am nervous and cant sleep...wish me luck and peace of mind :)

Pax

fyreman

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Doh

So I was suppose to go to Drill tonight at the fire department but when I got home HH-6 said the
nieces horse had torn down the fence and guess what I was doing until 9:00 pm .....yup stringing and stretching wire, I'm a farmer

We put up 4 ft woven wire with a hot wire along the top. try that on for size Lulu

The Niece and Lulu Belle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ok Here Is my redneck meal ....Corndog Casserole. A Cast iron pot full of corn bread ( my own recipe and its yours if you ask ) and Johnsonville cheddar wursts cut up and Ortega chillies diced up and put in the corn bread. I am listening to Dwight Yoakam's "Faster than you"....It is so Rock a Billy, I love that stuff. I will leave you with a very important warning.....its how I roll.
Peace..........through superior fire power

fyreman

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some Pics


Thug and the new Coat (we call it his Euro Cop coat)



Harley Quinn



Miss Molly



Me catching the moon



Mrs Fyreman catching the moon

Friday, October 10, 2008

hunting stuff

HH-6 (House hold - 6, She who runs the House)is out hunting for the Elusive Blacktail and I am at home doing some of my stuff and I get a phone call with her saying "I need you come up to where I am hunting....there is a bear up here and I think its a Sow with a cub"


Its nice to be Needed.


I am her Hero...me and Thug. : )

Thug

Monday, October 6, 2008

CRAP!

I am blue..In a funk....Melancholy...


Last week my Engine was supose to be done....and 1 hour befor we take off they call and jack me around and tell mew no its not done yet.....Flock, Farg, Fork.


So I am kind of stuck, I am in the middle of Blacktail season here in the Beaver state and I want to travel over to Idaho and Throttle the living fuck out of someone. So I have been pitiful and a

pain in HH-6 tail feathers......I got to take off I have Tomatoes to can....here I will leave you a look at a Mythical beast

233

Friday, September 19, 2008

September 19th International Talk like a Pirate day

I just love offering up the line "Surender the Booty"
yes folks it talk like a Pirate day, so walk around and
say a lot of ARRRRRs adn Shiver Me Timbers.
Set yur Calico Jack high and go Loot and Plunder.
Have fun, Just like any other day.

Peace
fd

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

go read

People, Go read this it off the wall

http://amaih.blogspot.com/2008/09/life-on-big-blue.html

the Pirate is so funny

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hmmmmm

Posting to be light,

Interweb problems

XOXO

doug

Thursday, September 11, 2008

343 Fratres Vigiles

What were you doing 7 years ago ....
I had a rough summer, I had been
laid offand had taken a summer job
at the fire DepartmentOne of our RV's
(resident volunteers) and I were doing
grunt work and making calls. I came to
work early and was naping in the Lounge
and I heard The RV tell me we had been
attacked. Turning on the TV I watched
both towers fall and knew it would not be
long befor my son would off to war. I know
almost 3000 people died inthe attack....but
its the 343 souls that rushed into the
towers, not out that are my heroes.


Rest in Peace Brothers

Friday, August 29, 2008

Whamo

So I am sitting in the Pickup at Goodwill
Last night and I witness a lady back her car
into another car then speed off and Who do you
think got the plate #, and found the little old lady
that owned the car that got hit , and then helped
her call P.D. yes it was Public savant fyremandoug.
First officer on scene was Officer Tall drink O water
Who I have known for a long time, he was in my
son’s Guard Unit. Well he says “fyreman did you
witness the incident and I said “why yes I did”
my plate # was a little off but they used a partial and
description and said does this look like the driver,
and a pic pops up on his laptop in his cruiser .
“Why yes , yes it is” says I and shazam they
have said jackrabbit, It pisses me off when someone
doesn’t do the right thing and splits a scene.
It just is not right

Little old lady said “I can’t believe someone
Would take the time to help me”

Its just the right thing to do.

Peace
fyreman

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My week

So this week is just full, I started Sunday with the Fire Department Annual summer Picnic…And who was the Grill master, yes it was I. I marinated 16 Lbs of Costco flank steak and Grilled it, and Oh baby it was GOOOOOOD. Monday was the 4th Monday of the month so that means Safety Committee at the Fire Department, we have been naughty at the F.D. and haven’t had a safety committee for a little while, contrary to what OSHA says (read MANDITORY here) then last night we had regular drill night and we went over rope rescue which is right up my alley I have studied rope rescue since about 1985
We set up a Haul system and showed how to retrieve the victim back up the hill safely.
Tonight it will be putting some tractors away for the winter, Oh and guess what I get to do on the 12 of September go to Boise ID and get my new Engine…..I am so stoked. I have waited over a year since the fire that destroyed my Old Engine

Peace
fyreman

new 233

Monday, August 25, 2008

?

I am swamped

Posts coming.....honest

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stuff

Stuff

My Wife has a Goodwill fairy that grants here all sorts of luck at our local Goodwill
She finds the most Primo stuff, I lie to you not. Stetson felt hats, Nike Outdoor jackets,
Coach Purses, Pendleton shirts, Barbour waxed hunting coat. I always ask for hoodies and she finds Uber nice Polar fleece. She found a Yves Saint Laurent designer dress once, Anyway yesterday I was sitting in a recliner at GW and she walks by in these



And they are $200.00 pair of riding boots; she has been lusting after them for a long time
And there is a pair of them at GW for $25.00 WTF, collage kids get rid of the greatest stuff.

We had the Best time last week at the coast; I am missing my baby Sis and her family
Her oldest is the tall and quiet and very responsible, her middle son is a skater with a huge sense of humor, and the youngest, Grace is a like her mother was at that age
We ate and goofed off and talked and decompressed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hello

greetings from the Oregon coast.
here is the main coarse, oysters and shrimp and peppers
MMMMMMMM






Edit

we also we had Home made biscuts and Fetzer Gewurztraminer



Wow

Thursday, August 7, 2008

GUN LEATHER, its just another part of GUN PORN

My wife yells at me "are you surfing the net for PORN' well yes I was

GUN LEATHER, its just another part of GUN PORN

So I have been looking for a holster for my 45 acp. I cant stand plastic holsters
they bother the crap out of me. I want a Desantis holster like this.

Its like my old Tom Harris custom I had for my S&W M-29, that my son "borrowed" for his N frame.
I am a geek and I still think it would be fun to have one of these rigs for my 1911

like Rooster Cogburn said in "True Grit"
"Fill your hands, you son of a bitch"

(people don't tell the Missus or there will be hell to pay) LOL

Blogging is gonna get sketchy for a little while (influx of very cool family type people)
maybe a week or so I will try to post a little

XOXO

fyreman

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Funny link

just for kicks go here

LMAO

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rural Living

Living the rural life
Where to start, lets start with our house we live in a turn of the century farmhouse that is HUGE
6-maybe 7 bedrooms 2 baths, and It runs us ragged keeping up with it. The place was a Land grant to my wifes Great Great Grandpa, we have the original document signed by the Secretary of war
Edwin M. Stanton for service to the Union Army. Her Family has been on the property since 1858. I have always lived Rural...I don't think I could live in a town, I enjoy the sound of the creek running through the yard and the Coyotes howling, the Great horned Owls and the short eared owls talking at night. My water comes off the hill from a spring. 88 feet of drop to the house ( anyone who can calculate the head pressure gets a Atta boy or girl) and it tastes just fine I enjoy the fact that if I chose to I can step out my front door and Pee in the grass and ....so what. If someone comes to the house I don't know I step out on the porch to greet them, usually there is a pistol in the small of my back and my hand on it, I am not paranoid, its just that Its a long roll for the Sheriff to my casa, there is a good chance that if I know you there is still a pistol on my person somewhere, and I don't care what the caliber is as long as it starts with a 4. We have 4 dogs, Thug is the biggest and most socially unacceptable, the UPS man came the other day to deliver my nieces new lariat and Thug scared him off, Molly is the Pretty one, Harley is the crafty on and Willow is the smallest. We raise hay and have horses, we garden and hunt, I have been without power to the house for 14 days(one Hell of a Ice storm in the Willamette), I just deal with it. None of this is a rant its just a fact and I would n0t change any of it anyhow.

I want you all to have a Stellar weekend I will be getting ready for my baby Sister to come down and visit and raise hell with me

New blog role person

Hey all I just pulled my head out of my rear and figured since I have been reading the British Bird
a lot I should put her in my blogroll so if you don't read her blog pop over to her site and tell her Howdy

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New station shirts

We got our new station T-shirts...If I don't say so myself I think they are world class Bad Ass
Now if I can get a Engine to go with it...........................


Monday, July 28, 2008

weekend update

Ok I had a big weekend, First was riday afternoon I got off work and we went to Coastal farm store (my Niece calls it her Mall) and purchased a Frost free hydrant (Work) and fittings and stuff, then We went to the gun smith (Ya) to get my 1911, It went in to get a beavertail installed

it went from this


to this

It doesnt look like a lot but My hand loves it, no more hammer bite (No biting Hammer) and he worked on the trigger a tiny bit its a lovely thing. Ah yes Shooty goodness

then Saturday it was on to the back hoe and digging and install the frost free hydrant so I could water the horses (they like that) then beer

then Sunday I tried to go to the Dump but we found out it was closed after loading up the pickup so I plowed up a space in the garden and then rototilled it....I hurt this morning and I am Whining a little bit.

I manged to have made two firecalls also, One burn complaint and one MVA (motorcycle went down)

and made Venison tacos on sunday, MMMMMMMM, and drank beer

Peace

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How thing work

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation togeneration, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse,the best strategy is to dismount."
However, in Federal government, more advanced strategies are often employedin such situations, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

4. Visiting other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.

10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.

11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
And of course . . .

13. Promoting the dead horse to a management position.

Monday, July 21, 2008

?

So I went in last Thursday to the dermatologist and she hacked off some chunks of my forearms to send of to pathology to see what the hell they were. I have a constant farmer tan going on, my forearms are one freckled mass and Mrs fyreman keeps track of every one. Sunday I made a Roast in the Brinkman...I love this device

I can grill in it or smoke in it, I have done Thanksgiving Turkey in it,It rocks. Its a Brinkman Pitmaster So I took the roast and I dry rubbed it with Mrs. Dash, dry mustard, Ginger, Paprika, black and white pepper, salt and sugar, then let it set for a couple of hours in the fridge. I lit a fire in the side pit and added briquets, with a even bed of coals in the side pit I tossed in some chunks of Hickory I cut this spring and but the roast in for two hours, at the end of the two hour I wraped it in tinfoil and shoveled some coals directly under it and finished it off to an internal temp. of 150 deg.

WOW it was yummy.

Friday, July 18, 2008

thought for Friday

DAILY THOUGHT:



SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES; NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING



BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS..

Sunday, July 13, 2008

MMMMMMMMM

I got an itch this weekend to make food. I was watching OPB and this cook named Rick Bayless was on. I hate him but he cooks really well, anyway he made a Avocado dip that rocked.

It started with a 1/2 lb of tomatillos, some type of fresh chillies...I used Jalapeños, garlic cloves,
an Avocado, and some cilantro. You take the husk off of the tomatillos and cut them in half,
then peal about 8-10 garlic cloves, on the chillies it all depends on how hot you want it I cored out the jalapeño and left it whole. Take the garlic and put it on a bamboo skewer and put the jalapeño
and the tomatillos in a bowl and go and fire up your grill once it hot grill the tomatillos and the chillies and the garlic until its nice and brown. take every thing off the grill and let it cool down while you cut the avocado in half and pull the seed out and scoop all the flesh into your food processor then toss in some cilantro and the stuff you grilled and buzz it all together, salt to flavor and serve with lime chips...and cerveza, it rocks

the grilling makes the whole thing!

Oh yea

Friday, July 11, 2008

Heart break

If you want to know about heart break try EMS in a small town tight knit community. Our EMS in the area was a Community Ambulance service that was made up of three towns in the west end of Sanders county MT, the Ambulance was housed in the center town and every one was a home responder.
We never ran shifts, we would respond to the scene and if you started patient care it was kind of understood that you saw it out to the hospital. It worked for us? The two nearest Hospitals were 45 miles away but due to road conditions and seasonal influences (SNOW) it took an Hour to travel them even at a code three response. One summer day we get a call for a sick person (unknown Medical). It was a person Mrs. Fyreman went to school with. Lana Was Short and Bubbly You couldn’t help but laugh when you were around her. She had a miserable ex-husband who would cause her all sorts of grief. We get on scene and Lana Is grey, bad grey, and she coded right there in front of us, Now remember we are small town=only BLS, and we didn’t even have a lifepak. Anyway Mrs. Fyreman starts Compressions and someone else was bagging her. The Ambulance gets there we load her and Mrs. Fyreman did compressions all the way to the hospital…
I have never seen someone lose the skin from the palms of there hands from doing compressions….. Until that day.

There wasn’t a dry eye at Lana’s funeral, the community loved her and the tiny rural cemetery was crowded, Its hard to know your patients well, its hard to know that if you don’t do it ….Who will?

Epi I loved your Post it was really good, it made me think of this tale and this song

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

SAR

back in the mid 80's I started Volunteering in a Search and Rescue unit, What reminded me of this obsessive compulsive behavior is a post I read over at LUCID'S blog. It reminded me of where my roots started and why I am like I are,is,am, LOL....pop over and read her stuff cuz she is good at what she does and she writes very well.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Old Glory


I flew her when it wasn't cool cuz I new it was right. I have put her on graves cuz I new it was right. I have taken the time to untangle her from her halyard line cuz I new it was right. Brought her in out of the night and folded her with reverence cuz I new it was right. Cried when she was draped over a brothers coffin, folded with care and handed with respect to the next of kin cuz I new it was right. Sent her to my son when he spent 14 months in a hell and was given a CIB, cuz I new it was right. I pray that she will still hang beside my door when I am gone....cuz I know it is right

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer

So my weekend was Ok the weather was 95-99 Deg. warm for the Willamette for sure.
We volunteer annually for a local farm that has a Equestrian field trials (jumping).
All was good until the last girl went through …..she had a crash and landed on here noggin. Her helmet was intact but she couldn’t remember anything about the fall so I did C-spin and we boarded her and plopped a ice pack on her and waited for transport.
Restored the rig and went home and had a cold beer and bailed and loaded the last of the hay………yes in deed. The Garden is coming along great, I will post pics when I get some good ones.


have a great week.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Need new batteries

So I get a page last night there is a
code 3 injury…(Lights and siren)
Horse reared over on a rider possible
broken leg. So I tear ass over to the station
Pager in hand jump in the brush engine
pull out onto the apron, flip on the lights
prepare to hit the siren and I key up the
mic to tell dispatch I’m in-route and
they say “we canceled the call and everyone
was returned”….my pager had died after the
first page and I didn’t hear the stand down….
DOHI. I get the short bus award.

All you wonderful folks have a great weekend.

Peace
Doug

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hay Hay Haaaay

and not in a gay way LMAO well we has been cutting the hay (not the cheese)
and soon its Baling time then that foolishness is done for the year and I can get
on to more important things like sitting in the shade and drinking ice cold beer

here is the Queen running the Mower conditioner


as for the beer this is the bomb made by Bridgeport MMMMMMMM


Got a ice cold six pack of bottles in the basement

Friday, June 20, 2008

?

Ok with summer here and the garden and hay and my lazy self...I got nuttin.

Sorry.

XOXO
F.D.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Friday

Friday was a rough day we said goodbye to one of our own, and there were few dry
eyes in the chapel. The Service was for Volunteer Captain Karl Corbin, The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard was there and even though it was not a LOD death they still show so much respect These People put in so much time and it is really appreciated.

I am still worn out

Friday, June 13, 2008

My long week

So this has turned out to be along week ...
as I sit here listening to Stevie Wonder singing
Superstitions Captain Karl Corbin a volunteer
with Philomath Fire & Rescue passed away on
Tuesday, he will be missed. My Niece graduated
from 8th grade, I told her she went form the
top of the middle school food chain to the
bottom of the high school food chain.
My Mother in law had a mild heart attack and
is going in this morning for a angiogram,
we are all worried about her. Megan graduated
from Linn Benton Community collage, and I have
a picture I will post of her in the bar hoisting a
pint in her mortar board. This afternoon will find
me at the Methodist church for Karls Memorial and
the we will be having a bbq at main station afterwards

I need a weekend

Monday, June 9, 2008

This is the skeletal system of a Fire engine...Oh Ya
And look at all that Forest Service Green In the back ground?


and here Is the Queen waiting for her crown.
Time is dragging.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Stuff

Shamelessly Stolen from Bane at Bane Rants

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher,whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘post turtle’.’Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle’.’The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain. ‘You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb sonofabitch put him up there.’

Thank You


June 6, 1944
Thank you

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fire

I stay up late knowing I will pay for it eventually but my common sense wins out and I crawl to bead at midnight and am just about to fade out when The dreaded tones on my Motorola pager make that certain sound to set it to beeping, I listen for a moment and I
Hear structure fire and I know there will be trouble getting people tapped out for it, I drag myself out and take off for the station and fire up the Red beast. She is cranky and I don’t blame her but the air pressure comes up and the warning light shuts off, then I can release the air brakes and put her into drive and pull out onto the apron and hit the door closer.
I am waiting to call dispatch and let them know I am moving the engine (call numbers 232) there is more important traffic at the moment but then I get a second of clear air and call”100 (dispatch) From 232, 232 moving up to 201” just as I make the call I hear “command from 234 (One of our primary engines)” “234 this is command go ahead” “234 does not have any oil pressure” Oh crap this is now not just a simple move up its now full lights and siren. Residential fires outside of our hydrant system suck… but I’m a fyreman and I will get over it. The rest of the night was long and strenuous but things were worse for the home owner. I had just enough time to come home clean up and eat and be at work……………. K, I was whacked I was filing stuff where it didn’t belong and my brain was in neutral, I am a little better today but not by much. Our engine should be back up today (crosses fingers). Well back to my Frappuccino.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lyrics about Fyreman?

I have been listening to Weezer?
Ya what of it? anyway the lyrics
from Pork and Beans kind of fit me.
The Crocker kid still kind of scares
me though

video

and I like the Diet Coke and Mentos stuff

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Star drill

Well once again I took and passed our departments Star drill (yearly agility test)
It takes me about 9 minuets and 2000 p.s.i of air from the S.C.B.A. to complete it.
I am allowed 16 minutes to do so but I would have to crawl to finish with that time
Its walk 600 ft
Climb a ladder twice
Lift 40 lbs 20 times
Strike a block 20 times with an 8 lb sledge
Walk 300ft
Carry a 40 lb hose bundle 50 ft
Drag a charged 1 ¾” hose 50 ft
Climb a ladder twice again
Walk 300ft with a canvas salvage cover (tarp)
And walk another 300 ft.

In full turnouts and air pack, and mask on, on tank air
About 85 lbs of gear….do you all know how bad I hate ladders
Anyway that’s over for a year…now lets burn a house down

Monday, May 26, 2008

It was a big weekend Megan Turned 22 and she put up the 2 baker tents and had a party
I do believe fun was had by most.


We have been tearing into a jungle in the lower yard and it has been a project, there are dead
trees and blackberry vines thicker than your thumb with thorns as big as cats claws and dreaded English Ivy, I hate Ivy and blackberry.


Its me and the Hoe................NO COMMENTS

Thursday, May 22, 2008

233

Well here is the final drawing of the new beast
I cant wait to get her. Yep she is going to be a looker

Meme

Shamelessly stolen from U.S.A. Admiral

Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun.
Change all the answers so that they apply to you.

1. What is your occupation? Courier.
2. What color are your socks right now? white ....always white, except for church..then black.
3. What are you listening to right now? Jake Dylon.
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Breakfast burrito
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Hell Yes. 6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Son of fyreman.
7. Do you like the person who tagged you? No one Tagged me for this one.
8. How old are you today? 46.
9. What is your favorite sport to watch? collage football, Go Beavers!
10. What is your favorite drink? Good Micro brew or home brew beer.
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Nope.
12. Last time you hugged your child? last night as he was leaving.
13. Favorite food? Pasta.
14. What was the last movie you watched? Ironman.
15. Favorite day of the year? May 1st.
16. How do you vent anger? I explode.
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? G.I. Joe.
18. What is your favorite season? Spring and Fall.
19. Ocean or pool? Both.
20. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries....MMMM.
21. Do you want your family & friends to participate? Open to all who want to.
22. Who is the most likely to respond? I think everyone is like; Way too busy.
23. there wasn't a 23 on Admirals site
24. Living arrangements? Married 26 years Oh ya
25. When was the last time you cried? When my Father in law passed away.
26. What is on the floor of your closet? my wife's Shoes and empty luggage
27. Who is the family or friend you have known the longest that you are tagging? I don't tag normally.
28. What did you do last night? Tore a thorn apple stump out of the Garden with the back hoe.
29. Hawaii or Florida? Neither? Neither...to warm
30. What inspires you? FOOD.
31. What are you most afraid of? Large groups of stupid people and no means of egress
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese.
33. Favorite dog breed? Labrador.
34. Favorite day of the week? Friday.
35 How many states have you lived in? 4.
36 Do you like these questionnaires? Mostly.
37. What kind of car did your very first date drive? 1953 Chev 1/2 ton pickup (My Truck).
38. What is the Last book you read? In Fury Born by David Weber (sci fi)
39. What are your hobbies? Firearms, Computers, Fire trucks, and Cooking. 40. Can you still make the Hula Hoop stay around your waist? Hell No.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mad world

Do you ever find a Haunting song that you like, This song was originally by Tears for Fears…and it sucked, well I didn’t like it. Then Gary Jules did it …it was in the Donnie Darko movie…very strange but somehow, sometimes its mirrors me.

Mad world

video

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

busy

Blogging will be thin for a while.... farm, life, work , and the F.D. got me busy.
I am not running away.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

the 8th of May

Hurray Hurray its the 8th of May it National Outdoor Intercorse Day.

WOOT

Participation is voluntary

Void where Prohibited

Remember if it’s raining wear your “Galoshes”

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wednesday

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey


Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All were invented by women

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace


Life is Strange.....That is why I am in the middle of it sipping a Frappachino

: )

Monday, May 5, 2008

Hello all

Today being Cinco De Mayo I want to bring up some very important things
#1 it Oregon Wildfire Awareness Week 2008
Lets remember folk “Smokey’s Friends Don’t play with matches”
#2 after mentioning fire prevention I will also bring up that May 8th is
National Outdoor Intercourse Day. ; ) Do with it as you se fit.

ROTFLMAO

Friday, May 2, 2008

We the Unwilling


We, the unwilling,led by the unknowing,

are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.

We have done so much,for so long,with so little,

we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

Diner

The Prime rib was outstanding and the time with my Wife was priceless.

I so love her

Thanks for the good wishes yesterday

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Me and Mrs Fyreman


This Is how many years today Mrs Fyreman and Me has been Hitched and we just keep rolling along. The road has been bumpy at times and there sure as hell have been some wild rides, but over all its been real good. Our first house was a 18 ft' Sioux lodge (tepee) and we were so damn in love it didn't matter. So you all have a great day I know I will .

It sounds Like I am going out to Diner tonight....Prime Rib? mmmm

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kipling

This is something the Democrats subscribe to.

I love this Poem

TOMMY

by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here.
"The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?
"But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!
"But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!

Monday, April 28, 2008

the Coast

the girls went to O.S.W.A. Oregon Small Woodland Association . it was a timber conference and here are some pictures that they took.

this Field had 75 Elk in it the day before, they were discussing animal habitat.


Wild bleeding Heart

the Girls at Sugar Falls near Mapleton OR.

This is a variety of thimble berry I had never seen before and it is beautiful

(EDIT)
I had to do an edit cause Hammer pointed out that my abbreviation for Association
was anatomical. LOL

Chemistry

Men & Women Of Chemistry
Element Name: MAN
Symbol: XY
Atomic Weight: (180 +/- 50)
Physical properties: Solid at room temperature, but gets bent out of shape easily. Fairly dense and sometimes flaky. Difficult to find a pure sample. Due to rust, aging samples are unable to conduct electricity as easily as young samples.

Chemical properties: Attempts to bond with WO any chance it can get. Also tends to form strong bonds with itself. Becomes explosive when mixed with Kd (Element: Child) for prolonged period of time. Neutralize by dousing with alcohol.

Usage: None known. Possibly good methane source. Good samples are able to produce large quantities on command. Caution: In the absence of WO, this element rapidly decomposes and begins to smell.

Element Name: WOMAN
Symbol: WO
Atomic Weight: (don't even go there!)
Physical properties: Generally round in form. Boils at nothing and may freeze any time. Melts whenever treated properly. Very bitter if not used well.

Chemical properties: Very active. Often unstable. Possesses strong affinity for gold, silver, platinum, and precious stones. Violent when left alone. Able to absorb great amounts of exotic food. Turns slightly green when placed next to a better specimen.

Usage: Highly ornamental. An extremely good catalyst for dispersion of wealth. Probably the most powerful income reducing agent known.

Caution: Highly explosive in inexperienced hands

Hey Im still here.....Really

This was a good weekend. Saturday I taught a class at the Fire hall and it went very smooth, and the girls got back from there timber conference. It was just a pleasant weekend. I even lit a burn pile and drank a beer and grilled pork, chicken amd Brats. MMMMMM Beeeeeer

Pictures of the coast and class to follow

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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having a dry spell, sorry folks

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Good post

I want you all to go over to KVEGAS911 and read thisPost I love it

I am having chest pain brought on by panic attacks...it sucks

I has Angina and it aint even cute...lol

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Meds?


Ill take that in a I.V. drip Please

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nextel commercial

Need I say more

video

this cracked me up

The Oregon Coast

The girls took off to the coast Friday and went beach combing for fossils and agates
and they did real well. My Daughter found the biggest blond agate I have ever seen.


end they found some great clam fossils



Mrs Fyreman loves to fossil hunt...she wants to go into eastern Oregon and find Dinosaur parts
and here is a shot of the coast north of Newport OR its just south of the area called the Devils Punch bowl.