Thursday, December 22, 2011

From Police to Fire

For 45 years I have trained with my lifelong friend, Don Curry.  Don retired last year as a lieutenant in the Houston Police Department.  Today I met a great guy, Dan Cassidy, a career fireman.  The plan is to juggle schedules and vault together.  He will be 56 on Saturday and has the same passion we all share.

I met Dan today at Tesoro High School near Mission Viejo.  Beautiful place built in 2001, the year I left Southern California.  We had Santa Ana winds so that was a big headwind.  It really didn't matter to me since I brought the pole bag with my bigger poles.  Shows you how long it's been since I've jumped.  Bad wind, wrong pole bag?  Is that a message?  I think so.  I did a few easy swing ups on my smallest pole and called it a day.  I had some flares but nothing different than my first day back last time so I'm not concerned.

Gotta run but here's a song that's been in my head by Rush, "Something for Nothing".  Have a great day and thanks for being here!  Bubba

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Bubba! What a nice thing to say! Oh! And Rush is my favorite music group! I blast it when I work on the Fire Engine at work! :)