One chore that our fire company really looks forward to is the annual hose test. This means taking every piece of hose off of the fire engine, testing it and then re-racking it. This year we got some new hose delivered for both Engine 1 and Engine 2 so both companies did their hose testing together. With over 5000 feet of hose between the two trucks, that mean a lot of work re-racking everything. I felt sorry returning to the office to relieve Lori who ended up getting stuck there for most of the day. But she was pretty happy because she spent the whole day tracing her relatives back to the 1600s! The power of the Internet.