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At the beginning of each fire season, as jumpers come drifting in from their winter lives as surfers, fisherman, international travelers, slum lords, hog splitters (seriously, one of my buddies works at a meat packing plant, sawing pigs in half), and mostly ski bums, they have to be “refreshed”.  Refresher training consists of  two weeks of remembering how to do our job.  One week is dedicated to reviewing parachuting, and the other to reviewing firefighting.  With refresher training comes a mix of emotions.  Scanning the crowd on that first morning meeting of the week and you will see faces that express sadness that winter vacation is over, joy that friends are united again, excitement that a new fire season is about to begin,  and frustration knowing the next two weeks will be filled with critique and scrutiny of your parachuting performance.  Overall it’s just about knocking the dust off and getting your head back into the game.

Here are some photos from our parachuting refresher:

Red, White, and Blue chutes and Orange chute are DC-7’s made by Airborne Systems: http://www.airborne-sys.com/

Blue and Yellow chutes are CR-360’s made by Performance Design: http://www.performancedesigns.com/

Two DC-7 parachutes

The Legend coming in

CR-360 parachutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good landing

Ladies, his name is Evan Adsit

The Twin Otter kicking cargo

Cargo coming down on a "bucket" chute

Traditional cargo chute

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Boise Palace

So, yesterday was St. Paddy’s day.  Needless to say I felt compelled to celebrate my Irish heritage and now I have a headache that’s splitting like a cord of firewood.  I figured that as long as I was just laying around in agony, I might as well pull myself out of the recovery position and do some updating.  FYI I woke up fully clothed in my bed this morning… I think I am going to have to go all day without a drink.

So, a lot has been going on, here is my house:

The Mansion- bikes should go in the garage but I use them so often that I this is much more convenient.. *bonus points for finding me in the photo

The Mansion- bikes should go in the garage but I use them so often that I this is much more convenient.. *bonus points for finding me in the photo

Ill be hosting weekly ultimate frisbee matches if anyone is interested

I'll be hosting weekly ultimate frisbee matches if anyone is interested

Behold its vastness!

Behold it's vastness! Note the sweet oak table and chairs (four of them) for 42 dollars at the Idaho Youth Ranch- SCORE!!

This is where I practice my magical chef-ing skills

This is where I practice my magical chef-ing skills

I really wish they would collect the recycling more than once a week...

I really wish they would collect the recycling more than once a week...

Bed shopping is on my to-do list

Bed shopping is on my to-do list

My dresser

My "dresser"

quilt made my my lovely sis

quilt made by my lovely sis

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