After last years Christmas time fire and the way the call came over, I was expecting the worst. Fortunately the fire was in the rear of an outbuilding at the back of the property, and while it was burning pretty good when the department arrived, it was knocked down fairly quickly. Mop up and getting hose re-racked took a couple of hours, so by the time I got home I had missed not only the lighting ceremony, which includes free cookies and hot chocolate :-(, but also the linguisa dinner that follows it. Feeling pretty tired, I decided to go to bed early, to be awoken about an hour later with a medical call. After a couple of quiet weeks, the department has been pretty busy the last few days. It seems to do that quite frequently, we’ll go for two weeks with no calls and then get 5 calls in one weekend.
It’s back to being stormy today with very strong winds blowing. Hopefully we’ll get another break in the weather soon so I can get some Christmas Tree photos.