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Fire on the mountain....

And once again my hubby is off to be a PIO in the wilds of New Mexico...

He's going to the Track fire, near Raton, NM.

Does mean our vacation will be a little later in the year than we expected, after the 4th of July, but we hadn't made any reservations, so that's cool.

On other news, my shoulder surgeon released me from treatment yesterday, so I am now good to go...two more weeks of twice a week therapy, and even that'll be over.  And I get to go back to the gym and use the upper body equipment!  So cool.

Poetry muse seems to be doing her summer thing (i.e., only showing up rarely), but I'm working on an original piece that's still fantasy, but much snarkier than my usual attempts at epic fantasy...when I get much further along and know I'm not going to just hit a wall, I may post a bit, but right now, I'm afraid of jinxing it.  I'm not even going to name it yet.  LOL. 



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Jun. 14th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear he's off to a fire - but I guess that's not a bad thing since it usually means a little extra spending money. It just sounds like this year might be another bad one for fires considering how many big ones there's been already, and it seems kind of early for them.

On the other hand, glad to hear you're almost doen with your therapy. Hope it's really been helping and you feel a lot better.
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
The therapy's been great. I have this fun therapist...5'5" Japanese American guy, used to be a gymnast, and who has the same type of wickedly punny sense of humor as me and my husband...and he's really excellent and attentive on the therapy. He'll talk and explain things, and he personally knows how it feels to rehab - had to have his shoulder done himself and he's messed up one of his knees, so he KNOWS how it feels. I have about 4-6 more sessions with him, and I'll be done.

The Southwest is really getting hammered this summer. Don't know if we'll have so much fire in the Northwest this year, though. It's been mighty wet this spring. But yeah, hubby's making hay while the sun shines.
Jun. 14th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ugh, sorry to hear your vacation has been put on hold! I know you were looking forward to it :-/ Hopefully he's not kept in NM for very long, but considering how dry and hot the summer has already been? *shudder*

Woohoo for finishing shoulder rehab!! That's awesome :D
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
It's not too bad. We've been having a great time buying "car camping" as opposed to backpacker camping gear and planning. We decided while the Southwest was still having such hot fires that we would wait. There's usually a 2-4 week lag between the end of the southwest's fire season and the start of the northwest big timber fires, and that's gonna be especially true this year; it might not get busy until August with as much rain as we've had up here. Plenty of time to take a trip!
Jun. 14th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I wondered if he would be going to those fires; saw the updates on cbc.ca.

Hope he stays safe!

And also hope that your vacation won't be too badly delayed.
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's ok about the vacation. One of those make hay while the sun shines situations. Usually, about this time in June, they start getting rain in AZ and NM, but the monsoons are a bit late this year, so we decided this was cool. The Oregon coast isn't going away. I've been wanting to take a trip there for three years...hubby knows that's where the vacation is this year!
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
The Oregon Coast is gorgeous. I hope the museum in Astoria is open, because it was closed for renovations when we were last there, and Seaside was fabulous. We've been talking about taking the sprogs down there for a vacation.
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yep, as far as I know, the museum is open now...This is Astoria's Bicentennial year, so they've spruced the place up. There's going to be a big reenactment this fall, but I don't know if I want to go there.

Hubby used to live in Waldport, so he's pretty familiar with some of the stuff there. I want to get to Heceta Head Lighthouse before they shut it down for renovations this August. And I definitely want to hit the aquarium in Newport.

Expect much picture spam when I finally get there!
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
I'll look forward to it! Will show it to hubby, too, in hopes of kick-starting that aforementioned trip with the sprogs.

Better get their passport applications sent off!

Jun. 15th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Darn Fires
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
This is his 39th fire season. I think he's addicted to it.
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