Monday, June 30, 2008


Not much left after the EMT class got done.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Don't open your door this way...

If you pull on the door this way, you can see just how big it really is...
...after cutting the door supports that is.
I thought this was a fairly dramatic shot in the dismantling.
I didn't have quite as much fun as they did, but I enjoyed watching.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

EMT class "toys"

In this photo, you can see some of the tools, especially the one in hand. Those are BIG cutters. They have to be to go through the frame of a car, still...
You can see some of what they have already done to the car.
Yes, that was done by the class.
Didn't I say it looked like fun?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Skywatch Friday

We had one of those warm sunny days today that the sun worshippers love - blue skies, light breeze, with everything growing from the rains.
The thermometer on the back deck reached the 80's, though the local airport said it was 75. I believe the 80's - it felt it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

They have some of the best toys...

(Click on the picture to see it better.)
Well, they're not really toys, but they look like fun.
My husband took a 6 month class to be a (volunteer) EMT in our area.
[He is taking his final exam tonight, and will know if he passed in about a month.]
One Saturday, they took lessons on and practiced rescues from within vehicles and other
sticky sites. To practice, they went to a local car dismantling yard, and tested out their new-found skills with things like the Jaws of Life and a hydraulic jack.
I went and watched for a bit, wishing I could have some fun, too.
Being an EMT is not in my future, though.
I'll post more pictures of how that day went, and some of the after shots of the cars.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day in the US

In the United States, today is Flag Day,
a day set aside to fly and honor our flag
and everything we are proud of about our country.
We fly our flag most days, but, today especially.
[From Wikipedia: In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.]
We believe we are living in the greatest nation on earth,
even with all of our foibles and problems.
I suppose most people believe their country is the
greatest, the best there is.
I guess I hope that people love their country as much as I do.