All last weekend was gorgeous with summer-like weather to boot. Spring cleaning was in full swing, along with fishing, BBQ, and walks at sunset along the dirt roads. I learned that you can rake your yard in the fall, but it doesn't matter because when the snow melts you will still have a ridiculous amount of leaves caking your the ground. For the first time in years I bought a fishing pole and went fishing. In true tradition I didn't catch a thing. ...nice to know nothing has changed when it comes to my fishing ability. I also learned how to properly shoot a shotgun in preparation for turkey season. Apparently I am no slick shooter, but I consider how I do shoot pretty darn good for someone who has never really handled a gun at all for twenty three years. And the walks at sunset may sound romantic, but their real purpose were to just look for turkeys in nearby fields. Très romantique.
The latter part of the week has turned out to be completely different. Not only the weather changed, but so did the tempo. In the last two days I have been on 18 ambulance calls. Some interesting, most not, and only a couple were serious. I'm now tired and cranky and my eating habits have taken a beating. When you spend so little time at the station what you end up eating is impulsive, simple, and usually not good for you. Lately Butterfingers have been my crutch. Did you know they make yogurt where you can mix pieces of butterfingers right into it? Oh yes, they do. So besides my unusual eating habits we also had a most unusual call yesterday. We were called for a vehicle that had went off the interstate and was in a "ravine". After about a half hour of searching we found the vehicle. It had apparently gone off the roadway, gotten some air, and traveled over 100ft. It was quite the site. After attending to the driver we later returned to the scene when they were towing it out of the ravine, which was more of a steep hill in the median. The scene was also enriched by the fact a state trooper overheated his vehicle and spewed antifreeze all over the roadway. Despite cops and EMTs being on the same "team" we find it amusing to laugh at each other's mishaps.
And the antifreeze arrives...
Not only is Roland a renowned tow truck operator and vehicle extricator extraodinairre he also does the occasional public service and refills coolant systems. He spectacular tow job of the accident can be viewed here. I still have no idea how the vehicle didn't tip over.