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Thursday, September 30, 2010


Tonight I received a letter of appreciation from someone I helped on a 911 call a year ago. 

He was involved in an accident one November evening when a pedestrian walked out in front of his car.  It was a tragic accident which has made it difficult for the driver to move on.  He wrote a letter of thanks to all the departments who responded that night to help him including me, the dispatcher who handled his call during the first moments.  I would like to share his kind words with you.

"I do not know how I can specifically track down the supervisor of the 911 operator who took my call, but if this could be forwarded in that direction, I would appreciate it.  The lady who took my call did a very good job at keeping me calm.  She only asked me questions that she needed to know and she could tell that asking me endless questions would have made me more frantic (I'm sure some people needed to be constantly asked questions in such a situation--but I am not one of those people which is why I am impressed with her ability to realize that).  In my daze I was probably freaking out a little bit, and she kept me on the phone and somewhat engaged until (responders) arrived."

It is so rare that dispatchers are included when there is apprecation because they are a 'behind the scenes' people.  All the 911 dispatchers I have known in my 16 year career are hard working, highly trained, dedicated people who take their jobs seriously and help people in their time of crisis.  Like them, I was just doing my job when this accident occurred and am glad I was able to help make a difference in this gentleman's situation.

I cannot truly know how difficult the road has been for him since this accident and am saddened he or anyone had to go through a tragic situation but I wish him all the best and thank him for taking time to say thank you. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

This little guy wanted to come inside to work with me.

It's ONLY a MOSQUE that's bad???

All this controversy of a Mosque being built near ground zero has gotten to a childish temper tantrum which is evidenced by Pastor Jones.  These people should be embarrassed!

Let's say then that all churches on ANY Indian reservation or lands once owned by NATIVE Americans should be torn down.  I mean, out of respect of course because how many Christians slayed Native Americans for their own means?  It is ABSOLUTE disrespect if there is a Christian church there.

Seriously, if I had my way I wish all religion and their places of worship did not exist as it is such a primitive way of thinking and I would hope the human race would grow out of their fairy tales.  However, I am an American and feel fortunate to be born here and to reside here so I stand up for our principal of the Separation of Church and State and for every one's freedom to worship how they want.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Missing Hawaii

I took this picture a few months ago while visiting Hawaii.  As the rain sets in for the long winter here in the Pacific NW I must say I pine more and more for the tropical weather of our southernmost state.  Knowing that come December a Waikiki sunset and temperatures will still be as they were in this picture makes the thought of moving there easier and easier.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Doo Dah's Space Grand Opening

Well, I had one of these things years ago and when it transferred to their new design it lost all I had done previously but that is perhaps a good thing. 

I am going to use this for display of my new hobby (photography) and perhaps some of my life-long hobbies (recording music, writing music, etc.).  It is nice that the new smart phones make it easier to actually get on here and have time to blog so I am looking forward to it. 

I hope and can entertain, amuse, inspire with this but if least I wasted a few minutes of your life you will never get back!  MUHAHAHA;)