I really enjoyed that post! Uh.....apparently the Binford 8000 Airport Beacon wasn't available? :D
I knew you were close and trying to beat TRF to it but those "public servants" get way too much time off...almost like lawyers!
So congrats, my friend and yes, I look over my shoulder from time to time but I also have some great memories of our Centum Challenge and chasing FTF's in our area.
You're a class act! Keep on cranking on the caches!:)
Work may be in quotations, but being in the business I do appreciate the work that you do. God bless you.
[QUOTE=dubord207;60292]I knew you were close and trying to beat TRF to it but those "public servants" get way too much time off...
I know!!!! Steve always brags that he "works" 70 days a year!:D
I don't brag that I work 70 days you wingnut, I brag that I'm NOT WORKING 295 days! Plus those numbers are skewed slightly. :)
A congrats to you. Hope the next cache is as good as the last.
So here's the deal. Having been a paid call firefighter with Waterville Fire Department for 21 years, 15 as a Captain, it's absolutely true that for the most part there's little actual fire fighting...but..there's a lot more that goes with job then putting out fires. I think if you ask a professional firefighter, he/she will tell you that putting out fires is only about 5% of the job.
But when the plectron goes off and the first unit signs off "condition Red" then there's not a firefighter out there who's not totally prepared to "put in on the line" so that's what goes into how these guys work and how they get paid.
But I remain jealous about how much time some of these guys get to play on their computers and post provocative posts on the site!:)