Sunday, September 20, 2015
Mostly Happy Chaos
We had a search last week, which is always stressful even though my part is so small. On this search I was in the command center as an assistance, and of course it is fascinating work. The described the subject as "elderly" in the police department and press, but I'm not buying into that -- she was a mere 70 years old for goodness sake! Prime of her life and all. Fortunately the search had a happy outcome and she was found safe, although not by search teams. I will never know all the circumstances or reasons behind it all, but I am content to have had some little part in relieving her family's worst fears.
Just two days after the search, with still not nearly enough sleep, I was involved in creating and presenting training in search and rescue at a local regional conference. Indoor training all day Saturday, and a field drill all day Sunday (ground teams, canine and equine units). It went well, although not as well as if I'd had the previous week to work on things, but well enough that we weren't totally embarrassed. And best of all, it 's over, although the weekend is over, too, with not a whole lot of time to result.
Tomorrow is another work day -- it is so funny to me, they have cut my hours to 16 a week and yet every work week seems longer, lol. No question in my mind that it is time to move one. I still don't have a plan going forward, and I still can't seem to worry about it.
I got the nicest email recently (maybe last week in the middle of my most frantic schedule?) named Laurie, who says she is a follower. Thank you for your sweet remarks, Laurie, I wanted to write to you but can't find you on the list and lost your email -- I opened it to respond, got called away, and seem to have lost it now. Thank you, Laurie, I'd love to hear from you again and will hope to be better organized if I do!