The tractor is on fire!

Yes, if you want to get someone’s attention run into the house and calmly state like my dad, “Come quick! The tractor is on fire!” I know he said something other then that, but all I remember is “the tractor is on fire!”

One of the things I was able to do at ODS last month was fire fighting training. I never thought I would use it so soon though. It really proved useful knowing what type of fire it was and how to fight it. Only problem was we didn’t have enough of the right fire extinguisher. I would highly suggest everyone take some time this weekend and get their fire extinguishers charged and make sure you have the right ones. Anyway, I posted some pictures and a slide show of the little tractor that couldn’t any more.

5 weeks

What can happen in 5 weeks? In my case, I spent the last 5 weeks at Navy Officer Development School (ODS). It was very similar to the time I spent at Maxwell Air Force base when I was in Civil Air Patrol. I don’t know how to explain my time there other then a very regimented schedule with very little personal time built in. There was always something to do and if you were creative you could make some. I was able to fit in my 5 week a deep sea fishing trip, visiting the RI National Guard Air Show and visiting the Tall Ships in Newport. At the air show, I was taken to the VIP tent of the Blue Angels/Navy and had a great seat for the show. I’ll post some pics later and more info. But, I’m back if anyone wants to talk or e-mail, I can set my own schedule and I can wear a watch and use my cell phone anytime I want 🙂

Big Friday

Prov. 27:1
Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

It is incredible how true that Proverb has become for me. Just this past Friday, without planning, I experienced two life changing events. First, I was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. Second I was “commissioned” into medical school. What a fitting end to such a hectic week of orientation. When I get a chance I’ll write more about it, but for now pictures will have to suffice. Oh, I also completed my first dissection today. It was really neat actually seeing it for real and not just in a book.

By the way, for those of you who can, make a note to ask my mom what I forgot to do before I moved into my apartment. I’ll be posting more about that this weekend.