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


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


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? 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

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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.


Participation is voluntary

Void where Prohibited

Remember if it’s raining wear your “Galoshes”

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


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


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.


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.


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