Ahh, Sunday our day off. Sun’s out, nothing planned for today except go to the fair in Eureka to see the demolition derby and then maybe come home and do some chores. We got to the demo derby, and watched the first two heats. Then my fire pager went off for a mutual aid call (wildfire in Willow Creek) so we had to leave. That was too bad because they were just about to start the third heat which was going to feature my favorite car in the line up. You can see it in the background in the photo. It’s the one with the lawn chair and passenger on top. The passenger was an inflatable doll wearing a bikini, and it was going to be interesting to see if she could hold on during all the bumping and grinding that was going to take place. So I’ll never know how it turned out.
After getting back to Ferndale I found out that a strike team had already been assembled so we went home, only to find that Sophie required an emergency trip to the vet. To disgusting to go into details, but just as we pulled into the vet’s parking lot, the fire alarm went off for a second time, this time for a small fire out on Centerville Rd. By the time I got to the station on that one enough equipment had rolled so I went back to pick up Lori at the vet’s office. The prognossis for Sophie was encouraging so we went back home.
I had time just before dinner to go for a short motorcycle ride up Monument Rd. Part of this road is gravel, and in that section I came upon a red Miata, somewhat out of its element. What was even stranger though is that the lady driving it was walking her dog. Well the dog was walking, the lady was driving. I passed them and then decided to pull over to get a picture of it, but when they caught up to me again, the dog was sitting in the passenger seat.
After dinner we got a medical call, and then at 2:30 in the morning we received another call for a traffic accident. After a rather quiet month for the department, we ended up with 4 calls within 12 hours. So much for my relaxing day off.