I’m still up in the air as to whether or not it’s a good thing when your weekend is so packed full that it blasts by at somewhere around mach one-point-five… On one hand, you have a lot of fun. But time flies when you’re having fun, so on the other hand your weekend seems unnaturally short.
Saturday morning started off as near to perfect as I could ask for – it was a beautiful morning, the sun was rising through the woods behind my home, and Kelly showed up with bagels and juice just minutes before my alarm clock was scheduled to wake me up far less pleasantly.
I headed for the NYSACA gun show at the dome after tucking Kelly in for bed, and in addition to one of these, I managed to find a Uniflow powder thrower for $12. Better than spending $70 on a new one! From there, it was back home, then grocery shopping, then a slew of errands before heading down to the ambulance base.
Of course then, the fun was just beginning. The shift was pretty quiet until we got a call for a woman struck in the head with a ladder about an hour before midnight. It was a pretty routine job until she went unresponsive on us in the truck. She woke up a few minutes later, and this happened a couple of times. Made for an interesting ride to the hospital – and it got even more interesting when – as we were rockin’ up the highway at 65mph – she woke up pissed… very unhappy to be there!
The rest of the shift was uneventful, and from 8:00am ’till 7:00pm Sunday, Kelly and I went through Basic Pistol training at our local gun club. I took it quite some time ago, and it was cool to sit in once again and see how much of the technique has become second-nature in the months since. There are plenty of photos hosted over at
http://medicdave.dotphoto.com/! Pay extra-close attention to the shot of Kelly entitled “kelly_rocks” – that shot grouping makes it clear that she’s not one to mess with!
Yeah, I guess a fly-by weekend is a good thing every so often!