2 Weeks Ago
Wow, some story Jim!
It's cool we watched you build that stumper Peter, now we get to see it work.
We've had a busy few days with the emergency services here, a thunderstorm rolled through on Saturday, got a call out around 9pm that some hunters had seen a tree on fire way in the back hills, lightnig started three fires in our region, it took the better part of an hr to get out there, then we had to climb 200m uphill to get to it, hand tool work only, no way to get a line. YES, I was careful, just helped put the firebreak around it...tossing embers and twigs back into the burnt area. It was only about 30m x 10m, but the potential for disaster if it took off was huge. we got back at midnight.
Another crew went out in the morning and the waterbombing helicopter came in and dumped 15 buckets of water on it...apparently manoeuvred right down to just above it and placed all the water just where it needed to go. Steam clouds for days...fire was in all the rocks and they were HOT!
Then last night got a page for a car crash, van hit a cow...three trapped, got about halfway there and the first crew called in to say everyone was out and ambulance had them all...so turned back. On the way back the fire pager went off, our brigade got called to the next town because THEY were also out at the car crash!! I stopped by to see what was up on the way back, fortunately only a small fire in the grass on the verge of a field, probably a cigarette...the small truck crew had it out by the time I got there.
Then this morning, went to the station to check the landcruiser, apparently the indicators weren't working. Could I find the fuse box???? Nope. Had to call a friend to Google '98 Toyota landcruiser...guess where the fuses are...waaaayyy up under and inside the left hand footwell, it would take a frigging midget contortionist to get to them!
I know I'm small but really! I could get one hand to them so wiggled them and squeezed the junctions...Voila, indicators work again :)
Put my phone number on the chipper chute, touched up the blades...got a bit of chipping to do on Wednesday YAY!!!