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Jonathan Riverwalker 12:49pm, 20 December 2006
2007 MDPD

Me at work
(Photo by fluke on Jan. 22)

I want out.
Outside that is.
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AliThinks 11 years ago
...or giant rolling pins...

I love to see vestiges of the past like that.

Alison
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
they do look like people...gives the picture an eerie, calm atmosphere. sad almost. as if they had just been forgotten there.


blow/up diary
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
@BG - yes! or spinning tops :)

@LaM - that is 1/2 the problem - but what i meant to highlight was that i seem to have a big appetite for the bad - no, you're right - i just suck it all in and when i see the bad going in, i dont close down the conveyor belt - i just say yup, more please - without thinking - which is probably good but then of a sudden il freak and start being upset about all the bad - that's what i dont like - anyway - way too philospohical and serious - life is good

cant wait to hear your story - but then im still waitng for the list of best sleeps... and the whole story on life in the cave... and the story behind your name... this is going to be some picnic - i hope you dont mind if i bring a tape recorder :P

@barb - the fern thing, yup - the other big word, sort of - it's a journey and i dont think you have to be "there" to help others - the power to transform the world is in each of us - and we can do it one breath at a time - breathe in the bad and shittty - hot and dirty - and breathe out cool sweet goodness - and we can start wherever we are
thanks for the wish of luck :D

@ Alibakes - and the white is flour.... it was pretty cool to find them there but it would be cooler to find them better loooked after - i have thought since i arrived that the municipality should build a walking trail that connects town, ferry terminal and the lighthouse - now i see it would pass right through this old battery - just need some locals to realize the value of such a trail :(

@blow/up - that is exaclty what is happening - but like i say - i think wheni have sometime, ill make a fuss LOL - im a professional fuss maker :)
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
they do look like people. Or rolling pins. Or chess pieces. Now tell us, what are they?

--barb (daily photo diary)
lramiro520 11 years ago
Wow! What a great 'discovery'! How old are those cannons?

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Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
sorry barb i didnt even notice i didnt say
and now i dont have to cause iramiro did
i dont have the whole story on them yet - believe me, ill get it and ill let u know
today i got a big bite of curiousity about another matter - to be explained when i get around to posting....
there is so much to discover and learn about here :D
There is always so much to discover--inside and out (the head that is)

Yes, you will can bring a tape recorder--I have one of those "radio" voices.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
hahahahaha - perhaps if all goes well i can write your biography
i envisage a multimedia approach :)
sound film words plants and dancing
Maybe you will just have to write the screenplay. :D
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
or maybe i could produce...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
LOL! Oh man, I'm here catching up, and flipped back to see where I last posted. After seeing that I'd double posted back there, I was about to delete one of them, but I thought I'd keep reading to see what your response might be. Haha! I decided to leave it for the sake of thread continuity.

Hope to see some better shots of that battery as your fuss gains support.

As Sam asked, who are you? Photographer, journalist, firefighter...next is constable, judge, mayor, not to mention the secret identity!
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Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 34, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007
Dam!

Dam in gold

working again today - in the words of my three-year-old cousin "Why is it so hard?" LOL
what i mean is why does everything take ten thousands times longer than i figure? why do i bite off so much?
anyhoo - spent the day plowing through the work i laid out for myself - "through" is too optimistic - i plowed "into" it and "into" it i remain -
but around 2 pm i took a break and went for a run in bear river with my camera - i visted one of the places an interviewee had mentioned would make a good walking trail

today it made a great running trail - the Bear River gulch used to hold a dancing wallop of water but now most of the flow is imprisoned as i call it - in a long headpipe - for hydro - dam - id like to start a river liberation army :(

not really but dams make me sad - very sad - i just cant help thinking of what the stream would be like if it were free - sounds nuts i know :(

but it was a great run - tough workout climbing up to the dam and then downhill all the way home - took some time to poke around but my mind and heartbeat was a little wild for photography -

the trails around the dam, the river are all another new exciting discovery for me - i never realized all these ten months there was a huge head pond (IE lake) up there - i will be back - to picninc - to run - to photograph and mostly to explore

the idea i had today - well it may already have been done - id like to collect some history on the rivers of Digby County - we have several large hydro installations like this in our little county - little rivers diverted and transformed and ... id like to do some interviews with people who remember the landscape before the dams - and gather info about the history of the installations too -

it was scary walking across the snow to the other side - can you see the ladder if you look at it in large? - i was too freaked to look around - icy deep water on one side and a 30 foot slide on the other
Hey talking Diary: would you walk across or just go home the way you came?
ebilflindas 11 years ago
(as Talking Diary) Across! I'd be too eager to see what photos I might get on the other side, and I'd spend the rest of the day kicking myself if I didn't. 'Course, I'm only saying this 'cuz I'm just a talking diary.
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
that's the reason i went - not to be a chicken shit - as a friend of mine puts it "safety is no fun"

oh Ebilflindas - i must telll YOU a story - one time jony and i were out for a walk nea our house - he was maybe five maybe four years old - we came to the big train bridge where we always turn around (abandones railbed - no tracks and no trains) and i said - should we go over?

jony says yup but you have to carry me - i said maybe it's not safe - no railings, biiiggg gaps bettween the railway ties looking down at the river -

it's safe he says - cmon let's go - i pick him up and take a step - and take a step and another - i say jony this is too scary - he says - no it's not dad - dont be a chicken- so carefully slowly step by step i carry him across

when we get over i let him down , wipe my brow and sigh - that was scary buddy - he says dad, can i tell you something? sure buddy - what is it? i was scared too

we walked around on the way home LOL
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
@ebilflindas - just saw the earlier commnet -
constable judge mayor not on the list :)
but there are some more things id like to try before she fades to black - a lot more things - havent parachuted yet - or really been sailing deep ocean like - or walked the AT - or canoed the Nahinni - or finished James Joyce's Finnegans Wake... driven a zamboni...

and knitting !!
This is a stunning shot. The light just draws one into it.
Kids are much wiser than we are. How do we lose that? School?
Or as we grow older we just forget that we really did know everything when we were little?
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Beautiful photo, River man.

Alison
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
thanks La M
for starters i couldnt carry that kid across any bridges anymore - maybe you're only wise as long as your dad can carry you places ??

thanks Ali :)

my "lunch hour" today was a little intense - i took almost 300 shots - i felt like a kung fu photographer as the shots were all around me - everywhere i looked something was taking my breath away - at one point after spinning around three or four times i finally realized i had to settle down and maybe breathe a little - i sat down on the rocks and couldnt get over the sky and the ice - what did i do to deserve this show?
i have been meaning to record here A BIG THANK you to whoever had this idea and to Glow for inviting me - this has been a great spark for getting me outside EVERY day so far and i have seen and discovered some amazing things thanks to this discipline - it seems to be coming easier now - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

so i have the shots whittled down to 50 - it will take me a century to process them and upload them
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
Day 35, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007
Point Prim Ice
Point Prim ice columns III BW

Ended up with 42 shots from lunch - but some of those are different treatements of same image - lots of stunning black and whites today -
whoa im braggin a little - i jut found the whole scene too much - i didnt manage to capture a millionth of what was going on out there...

my day was more work - lots done (never enough) then out to point prim for my lunch hour - i almost didnt get there cause en route i noticed for the first time a particularly high hill hill overlooking town - i was going to turn around and go back but i thought a quick look at the rocks first - when i got there good luck led me to explore the shore to the east of the light - ive never gone that way before - why not? i got such a great view of the gut - looking in
and then i climbed down to the shore - and bingo - just like walking into an art gallery - it was cold and the tide was rising and the waves were crashing - i had to keep moving - it was a rush and exhausting and the greatest thing i have seen in a long time - cause then the sky starts breaking up in yellow and blue and purple - i have been trying for a while to get a decent shot of the light at point prim - i am reasonably happy with this one
home and my run and more work and then spent all night sorting through the photos - making a mess of the photoshopping and now I have a ful day ahead of me - ooops :)
anyone have an idea for the editorial this week?

ED. forgot to record that i took my supper at the Irving - we don't have a Big Stop but we do have a great little Mainway - fishcakes and baked beans on special, coffee and lemon pie for dessert - i reviewed my photos, read the paper and just chilled - er - whatever the opposite of chilled is - i soaked up the warmth and tried to get my breath back after the cold and exhileration of my trip to the shore

still havent written that damn editorial
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
Day 36, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007
Bump
Bump

so thing is, it's another one of those days when technically i donty have to post another photo cause i havent slept yet - oh wait that's not true - i laid for 40 minutes just before noon
i worked all night on the paper and then couldnt pull myslf away from ice photos - when i finished them about 4 am i figured id best start in on the day's work - wrote two stories before 8, then hit the shower before my free Subway breakfsast meeting wth Mike Bartlett and Dawn Thomas -
after which i came back and wrote for another hour, then nap, then press conference with minister of health - photo and interviews - then back here and write the editorial for the paper - both the editorial and my column came off well this weeek - by well i mean they both feel like me - like something id be comfortable SAYING

(nicole is back from california and she bbrought me a red tshirt - yay) Liz brouhg tin Lazana today cause she is sucking up to take friday off - once the paper was done i started cleanign out our storage closet - had to be done - ive been here ten months and no "morgue" - orderly collection of old papers - so far i have throw out 2 big garbage bags of junk - and reorganized and tomorrow later in the afternoon i will start to organize the awkawrd piles of papers

off to council meeting now and then sleep - er... .run then sleep

grabed todays photo while jumping out of car between press conference - i took it just in case i ddint have time outdoors today - which i knew i wouldnt - i think ive over done it - this is what i see everyday at the wharf just outside my work window - when i see this in my diary ill know i didnt get any farther than the parking lot - ths one i just shamelessly bumped up the saturation and called it a photo

zzzzz zzzzZZ ZZZZ ZZzzz zzz
lramiro520 11 years ago
That icy waterfall pic is AWESOME! Oooo it looks so cold! I'm glad that it finally feels like winter...

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ebilflindas 11 years ago
Jonatron, that was a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing that.

You know, when wrote about not mentioning the "secret identity", I hadn't yet read about Skip G. Looks like you're on the right path! (Could it ever be wrong?)

Ooh, zamboni! That's a good one. Actually, those are all good ones. Finnegan's Wake? Have you already been through Ulysees? That one's on my list. I haven't exactly gone skydiving--I've jumped out of a plane on a static-line, but that's not skydiving. The AT? Is that the Appalachian Trail? I loved "The Tracker".
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Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@iramiro - isnt it just - you should ha been there
@ebilflindas - i might be alittle schizo eh - i havent read ulysses yet either - it is on the back of the toilet though - so you know it is either going to get read or flushed LOL
beween u and me brother static line or no, that still sounds like a thrill -
yeah Appy trail -

thanks for your comments people - i fell asleep during council - so i guess i better go for my run and hit the hay
AliThinks 11 years ago
Love these last two photos...the starkness of the ice and the colors of the boats and sky.

Rest well!

Alison
Should we sing you a lullaby?
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
AAAAh, let me just relax and sit a spell with your gorgeous photos -- by the way -- i like the new setup up top (lastest and set) much easier and cleaner to navigate.

Love the frozen waterfall.....

and i agree, this project has been so instrumental in having me SEE what's around me -- I need to work more on getting out everyday, but I'm trying! When i do, i assure you I don't see the sights you have here....but there's plenty there to see...


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ebilflindas 11 years ago
re: James Joyce and Ulysees--
I wanted to share something that just popped into my head while thinking about these crazy books...About 10 years ago, there was a class at UCSD that just studied Ulysees. One semester, that one book. And the professor? He was actually a math professor, but was so fascinated by the craziness that is Ulysees that he taught the class. A friend of mine took the class and would always tell me what was going on in there. The only thing I can remember, though, is that apparently, you can start the book at any chapter, read it to the end, then loop back to the beginning and continue to where you began.
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Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ali - thanks - i was thinkig today ( well trying anyway haha) that the BW helped to convey the cold - it was colder today but ... im not sure i captured the pure brrrr of it - man it was cold

@LA M - i didnt need much help dozing off last night - i fell asleep at council a couple times last night :) felt great this morning - ready for another big snooze now - full day in the fresh air -
but sing away - i love homemade singing

@BG it's not really frozen waterfall - i think some spring water might seep out there and freeze - but nothing you'd ever call a watefall - what i dont know is - is this sea water freezing here or rainwater freezing as it melts and freezes - anyway im glad u liked it - I couldnt believe what i was seeing - i was wondering today as i explored another spot - this project has got me looking around differently - today i saw a million things to photograph - i was kinda relieved when my last card was full - i would have stayed out there for hours - i think im seeing differently in ways i dont understand - either that or im a nutbar LOL

@ebil - some day... some day... :)
Gypsy Flores Photography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Gypsy Flores Photography (member) 11 years ago
My singing is so homemade that people pay me NOT TO SING. :P It is truly that bad.

I am glad you slept well, though.

Yes, photography certainly has me seeing things differently. Mostly for me, it is not so much the objects; but how the light is falling on the objects. I like it when the light is the subject of the photograph. Am I making any sense? Now, I am the one who is too tired. I have been planting a garden that I designed all day and I need a shower.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
Day 37, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007
XXXXXX

photo here

great day - long dayyyy
up and ran and at work before nine - of course there was a snowstorm this morning - the one day im planning to drive out digby neck first thing in the morning...

Junior, the local MLA had called me last night just before bed and reminded about a story out on long island about a gas station closing down - it's news only because it is the last gas station on long island (pop. ~ 800)

it is a story of government making regulations and a) either not caring about the small independent stations
or b) not adequately consdering the effects on little out of the way (im mean way out the way) stations
that is the problem out there - they are at the end of a long road to nowhere

anyway, my colleagues didnt think it was a great idea to go out the 'Neck in the storm - but i knew there was an important story out there - and to get photos you kind of have to show up - and i thought i would see how bad the roads were and make a call - and I absolutlely love going out the 'Neck and Islands

the thing that troubled me was my colleagues saying it was going to be messy out there - but i have been out quite a few times and talked with the people out there and the story i always got was that it ddnt snow much out there - and it's true - half way out the neck she cleared up and the roads were clear - no problem - glad i didnt listen to my colleagues - hello! the real news is happening outside the newsroom :)

talked to lots of people on my way out - funny how the people with the most to say are the ones who want everything off the record :)
had three different people crying today as they tallked - always when they stopped talking about government or business and started talking about their neighbours - abouut the community

i learned the whole score todday but i cant write half of it - just cant - that's the way it goes in this business - but knowing is half the battle and now i just have to find a way to get the truth from some other confirmable on the record source....

after Long Island comes brier island - had to take two ferries two ways today - fun - the first one this morning i just missed by seconds as i had stopped to take a photo of a pink house that i had somehow never seen before - but the last two i just barely caught - they already had the ramp up but came back for me - sweet -

after my interviews and far ranging chats - the people oout there are always great to talk - i ended up somehow at dartmouth point - i hadnt been out there yet and i couldnt believe how beautiful it was - i had a wonderful time out there - yes a great spot to picnic but i think i will even come back and camp - flooding my stream with another 40 photos as i write here and then ill have to choose one to represent today...

i was feeling pretty blessed out there once again - and... well... i was thinking about how im pretty impervious to the cold - the winds were at least 80 km and the radio was saying windchills in the -30s - yet i took over 300 photos - somehow before when i thought of being a photographer i hought i couldnt hack the cold - i mean i have always been okay in the cold when i could move - run around - which is wht i ended up doing out there- i was running and jumping and climbing like a wildman - chasing the light you know - looking for the next angle - i guess im not worried about the cold anymore after today - i think the big thing between me and photography is finally getting my head around f-stops and shutterspeeds and ISOs - i just have never understood any of it - hhhmmmmm

didnt get back to Digby til after 7 - rushed up to firehall meeting - they had voted me in before i got there - hung out for a while listening to the joking and carrying on - and here i am ready for bed as soon as i choose a photo and post it...



winter digby "long island" "dartmouth point" rocks cliffs waves ocean spray waves shore sea coast trails walking hiking camping cold windy "frickin cold" "really frickin cold" "really frickin jeeezly cold" "no, b'y she wasn't wa'm 't all"
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 37, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007
Rockwalk Hello

Rocky shadow waving out to sea

the sun was breaking through, the waves were splashing up, the wind was blasting me - so i was trying to get the sun on the rocks, and the waves in the air and keep from frreezing to death - i was running and dancing and jumping and ducking and climbing in circles - what a great day

i love today's photos - most of them are in this set but not the red boat ones -

and i have windburn on my face - love that feeling :)
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
just reading about your day makes me feel all panty for breath
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
oh they were delicious - if you look carefully in the photo you'll see im completely covered in chocolate myself :) - a fullbody fondue :P
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Definite 76% de cacao ! Bravo...

CollardGreens: Oops
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ glory - "all panty for breath" is a very evocative expression - it makes ME all panty for breath :P

@greens - oh yeah this was this good stuff - and no trans fats
eelend PRO 11 years ago
that's amazing!
very good shot!
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
eelend - you like big hunks of chocolate crumbling into the sea?

i never noticed this chocolate thing - i guess because i was too busy running around trying to capture it all - and everything seemed so much more amazing than i managed to capture - thanks
The "pink house" link doesn't work by the way. I'll go to your stream and look for it though.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
thanks - it's working now :)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Is that your big chocolatey shadow on the left there?
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Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
yuppers - thats me
it's a litttle clearer in this picture but i wanted to include the sea and more rock...
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 38, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
Work

Work

thats my office - doesnt look like muchwhen you look at it - but a lot of magic happens there... - ha ha not that magic :P

writing and thinking and fooling around - not that fooling around

slept in today and strolled into work still half asleep and way behind the day - never caught up - had a fire call just after lunch and i ran across the street - i fell in the snow climbing up the old traintrack embankment - fell on my camera - still working - whew - false alarm at the hospital - the chief checked it out - we all didnt even suit up - once robbie called the joking and teasing starts - it is quite a fun place - i think...

somehow got nothing done at all today :(
i dont know how it happens - but i did my to do list tonight -

our offices are right on the harbour and my window looks out over the marina (sailboats in the summer) to the wharf (fishing boats all year round) - with the tide going up and down, the boats coming and going, tourists strolling along the waterfront, wild cats crawling in and out of the rocks, sea gulls and other sea birds flocking around, it is a beatiufl view for sure - a busy place

the normal high tide mark is just below the log at the bottom of the pciture - but on the special high tides she sometimes come right up around the building and floods the basement - most of the town's waterfront is now built up and protected with rock - i took this photo from the boardwalk and parking lot the town built on what used to be beach and wharves beside us

talked to my buddy norm tonight on the phone - he and laura may soon move to ontario to be near his folks for a few years - the kids are great - hannah is at king's - smart girl - ben is still at MSVU - smart guy, been going steady with a nurse forever, hunters have a new dog - clara died two years ago - maggie is the new dog - he says she is fun

sure was great as always to talk to that wildman although he sounds half tame - just back from 2 weeks in cuba - swweet -

renewed three books from the library - does that make sense? cant even read one let alone three - ive got to get things on a more even keel here soon - please God
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ahhh - you have the voices too ??? Some say it is just the tinitis setting in - I say listen !

You struck a nerve with the chocolat cliffs - showed it to the women at work and suddenly chocolat came out of the woodwork and we were feasting !

CollardGreens: Oops
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Your Feb 4th photo IS stunning. Love it! Where are you, exactly, I know I should know this but I can only keep track of so many souls... People climb on those rocks?

Your journal entries are so thorough. Maybe you'll rub off on me. (Not that rub off on me...)

Erica Day by Day 2007
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
@collared - ya lost me with the voices? but im a listener by inclination and nature both :P
always glad to inspire chocolate :D

@magpie - Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada - southwest NS - I dont think people climb there - the cliffs arent that high or stable - i am not a climber but i can clamber and crawl and jump with the best of them LOL
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ah - just an old saying...you know the voices...the ones in your head - are they your friend or nemesis ?- Near the beginning of Jan there was a voices in my head thread running around.

Whats that you say? Nothing - be quiet I am trying to type - go away ! But I can never leave, I'm in your head....

Oh - the voices sometimes pop out on the screen !

Man - the voices are loud today !!

CollardGreens: Oops
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
okay...
*smiles, nods, slowly backs away
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i can see a lot of people hear voices here...

i wonder if it is a strange case of possession or something like that...


:P
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ eelend - for the record i dont hear voices but i think i still might like an exorcism - just to be sure....
:P
@collard - i wrote a song a few years ago with this chorus:

I dont care if the Crazies call when they're climbing up the walls,
but i dont wanna be there when they fall

soft landing buddy
May all your crazy thought voices fall in a bed of chocolate and sponge cake.

:D
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
why do i all of a sudden feel like Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ?
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 39, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007
Gilberte's triplets

Gilberte

A regular day - meaning routinely surprisingly interesting - Started a new book last night - had to stop with Alan Bennet's Untold Stories book at the end of Untold Stories the essay because another book is due and cant be renewed - Too Late the Phalarope is due in five days and counting - i am loving this book about south africa so far - it's pretty obvious the white police lieutenant is going to get it on with a black woman and big shit will hit the fan - woke up and read more this AM

i need to win the lottery just so i can spend all day and night reading - as it is, i work all day and read all night and im not sure where im sposed to squeeze tthat sleep stuff into the equation ??

anyhoo - another silly detail from just before i got up - i could hear children below my window - school's cancelled i thought - but i see blue sky??
turns out i was right on both counts - it amazes me how much i can deduce from the song of the downtown - i love laying there and puzzling on what is going on outside - what the weather is like based on the noises I hear - and guessing even what time it is from the frequency and pace of the traffic - ok im nuts :P

got up and out for my run early - beautiful sunny morning - sprinted last 1/2 k - just kept going faster and faster like the runners in movies who keep upping the ante as they head to the tape - i love that feeling of a constant smooth acceleration - gradually imperceptibly faster until you are really flying - love it

shower big breakfast work - two great phone calls - one to a bureaucrat about gas regulation - we sparred a little - that's my job - but i really liked his answers - it was fun - challenging - not gentle - but civilized and maybe even professional - cough cough

second call was from a fellow who was quite rude to me a couple weeks ago - i blatted about it in here - well he called today after reading my article to apoligize and thank me for a well-written article - takes a big fellow to do that - my hat is off to him - especially a curmudgeon like that - he said next time i knock on his door he might not be so rude LOL

tried to write all day - what happened? i dont know - had had a fun trip this afternoon - at lunch time i met Gilberte in the jewellry store - i was having a great chat with peter turnbull - i have taken over his locker at the fire hall - he's retiring after 29 years' service - he doenst know it yet, but im doing a story on him LOL

Gilberte is a local farmer - wife of the local vet - she runs a CSA (Community supported agriculture) out in Gilbert's Cove (nice coincidence) and i did a story to promo an open house she did this summer - i love her whole attitude to gardening and her family and everything about her - she is so interesting moslty because she is doing it - the ideal of growing her own food and selling it and living the life - next summer if i am still here, im joining the CSA for sure

anyway - she told me in the store she had triplets on Tuesday - "But Gilberte, I didnt even know you were pregnant and for triplets, you werent even showing - and what are you doing in town so soon and who is looking after the babies ..."
Not me she says. Cocoa my ewe had triplets.

I guess that's rare - do you want to see them? two days old!
i got to climb right in the pen with them (of course the smell of the barn has climbed right onto me and into my car and my house) they are so cute and warm and soft - the mother was getting a little impatient wth me - so she put herself between me and them - these are katahdin sheep - bred in Maine by Michael Piel though the 60s and 70s - they are raised for eating not for shearing - and as Cocoa demonstrated they have great maternal insticnts - her babies will double in size their first week - can u say WOW?

except the runt - Ewes have two teats so the third one is quite a bit smaller - Gilberte hopes one of her other preggie ewes will have a solo and then she can get the small one adopted -

we were in the barn maybe 20 minutes - it was snowing verly lightly when we went in - when we came out it was dumping - there was a good two inches down just like that - we still had so much to say - i have so many questions and she has so many plans - that we were covered in snow - i asked her if i could take her picture (thinking of you my talking Diary) and she said "OH is my hair sticking up? i wanted to fix it before you came so it would look okay in the paper."

LOL hahahahaha

the drive home was tense - there is a sharp turn at the bottom of warwick street and i wasnt paying enough attention - even with the wheel hard over she would not turn - i kept coasting inexorably toward the ditch and the Toymaker's house - but finally she brought her head up into the wind and i kept on until it was time to turn into the office - meant to go to the right of the telephone pole but quickly realized that wasnt happening and went by it on the left instead - much to the surprise of the fellow in the pick up truck -
so that is why they cancelled school - aha

cleaning at my apartment for a bit after supper - in the past couple days my efforts have brought me up a few rungs on the evolutionary laddder and soon i hope to be on par with say, a rat or maybe higher, a squirrel - things are bad, but im headed in a good direction now - i have this weekend off and hope to spend some time making it all spic and span - if i dont waste the weekend working - nooooooo
there is a hockey game sunday night, a basketball game friday night, and a garbage meeting monday - but the days and saturday night are mine. period!
anyhoo - there is a lot more going on in my head - but that is more than enough for tday - baaaaa raaaaam ewe!
AliThinks 11 years ago
Congratulations to Gilberte on her triplets...they are sweet!

And I just find your talking diary so very interesting. We get snippets of your life without your going into detail. I like it!

Alison
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
sweet Gilberte needs a cap.
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
@ AliLIKES - are you kidding me? no detail? many others here have said i write too much - but when i write here - it is 95 % for me - i know it is long - i indulge myself - i think i will thank myself in the future - i have kept a very steady diary now the last four years - and always had one on and off my whole life - never this much on before - besides this, i keep my smiles, my exericse blog and occasionally update my old blog/journal at LJ - plus before sleep every night i write down (on paper with an old fashioned tool called a pen) three things that went well and why - just a game that makes me smile - and realize how much of my life is good luck LOL

im glad u like it ALI - this is a very engaging project - made all the more worthwhile by the "talking back" aspect - strange weird all of it - all of you out there i find incredibly strange people - which i guess is why i feel comfortable here LOL hahahahahahaha
:P
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ glory - we were caught totally off guard by the dump - im telling you it was like someone pulled a chord , like inthose cartoons and a big thick THUMP of snow fell on us - and then we couldnt stop talking - we both were thinking "this is silly standing here in the snow like this" LOL

and if she'd had a cap, i might not have wanted to take the picture ;P
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
I would love to do a CSA next year as well... I love the portrait, I don't know her but seems like I can get a good gist of her through the photo.

Erica Day by Day 2007
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
hey thanks magpie - i thought it was a little flat - but it was snowing so hard - but you reminded me i never uploaded these photos - a great portrait of Gilberte in the garden and Gilberte with her cows - the summer portrait with the cat was all chance as the cat just wandered by, G.picked him up, i said "sit there quick", and i snapped - yeehaw
gotta respect the bib overalls - what kind of gist ya getting now?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Gilberte - what a nice face, who couldn't love that ? The snow makes her look a little Nun like...maybe some hidden thoughts there....(or is it the voices again - damn). In my mind when I read your posts - I think of that imaginary town from the television show...(the one about alaska...with the whiny doctor and the hot bush pilot...Cicely, Alaska...damn voices have blocked the memory)...anyway, I like to hear about community long lived. good stuff...

CollardGreens: Oops
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
funny as always CG - last year i lived in a little place on Prince Edward Island - and i always had the feeling there i was on a TV show - like jim carry's truman show - i kept looking for the walls and the camera - and i kept wondering why they didnt set me up with a hot wife?
so i jumped networks when they promised me a new female lead - they say she will be worked into the script soon - stay tuned ;)
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Great photos of Gilberte - would love to meet her.

You seem to be both strong and busy yourself Mr. Riverwalker, we will have to plan a short vacation together one of these days - Shall we take a stroll to the north pole?

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
id do that- but it better be soon before she melts - dogsled?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Northern Exposure - Thats the name !
Samrag Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 11 years ago
Yeh... why not. Or we could go like this... here is another one, one more, and photos
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
well that'd be cool - you must be financing ths expedition?
Can I come too or are women not allowed?
Tell Gilberte that she is a queen--so regal and beautiful.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ La M - dont be silly - we have two criteria for crew selection -
1)you have to be able to drive stick (and i'd say you have a year to learn)
and 2) be willing to skinny dip in the hole we are going to cut through at the pole
I drive a truck--so I already qualify if you mean stick shift. I don't own a bathing suit but I don't know about that coooooold water stuff. I am a Mediterranean climate sort of person. I thought you were going to walk to the North Pole.
MarySesami 11 years ago
Congratulations to Gilberte and Cocoa


I guess I am definitely out on the expedition, I don't know how to drive at all :(


MarySesami's 2007
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*I have family scattered all over the maritimes (from northern NB to NS).
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ La M - i wasnt thinknign of going to the north pole at all til Samrag suggestd it - then he he said he was buying a few cool jeeps to drive - if we do get the jeeps, we'll have the heat on full so you can warm up after the dip - i mean you cant go all that wayand not celebrate - of course we are going to need a big chainsaw to cut the hole - and oh if you're driving, i call shotgun!
(if we go by dogsled, i sugggest we dont go swimming - maybe just celebrate with a hot coffee?)

@Mary S - if you really want to come you'll learn before we leave - of course if we go by dogsled all you need to know is how to say MUSH!

@Rick - scattered like out of an airplane?
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Yup like DB Cooper.

Fredericton, Campbellton, Moncton, Halifax.
Okay, I'm on then. If you ride shotgun then you will either have to keep me entertained with lots of great stories (and I don't care if they are true as long as they are good stories) or you will have to listen to me rant on and on about Corsica.
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
@ Rick a famiy of hijackers -how charming
i have a small portion of family in toronto - an uncle, aunt and three kids exaclty one block from Much Music studios - that's all the clues im giving - they too are wanted by CSIS
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@La M - we'll take turns - i never let the truth get in the way of a good story:)
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
phillipe leroyer is out?
just like that bam he drops it - oh well - we cant all go to the north pole
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 40, Friday, Feb.9, 2007
Fiddle

Myrone's fiddle

Technically this is not an outdoors photo –but this image is the strongest souvenir of today – I just flooded my stream with 45 outdoor photo if you’d rather – but hey, let’s start at the beginning.

Worked late Thursday night but I didnt get anywhere – no more working late – it doesn’t work – slept at the office ( btw – good news today – my friend Denise just bought a condo and she promised me her couch when she moves – except my other friend shel thinks she wants the couch and so I might be getting shel’s fouton – either way, im happy)

And I woke up today when someone called the courier office at 7:30 am (??) back at the keyboard – Nicole went for tim’s (coffee and snausage) when she got in – we were doing too much joking and not enough working when the pager went off – a structure fire – Jordantown

This time I didn’t fall down climbing the embankment and I got my gear on before we left – I was alone in back of the van (Ralph driving) but Bill soon hopped back when Ben called for guys to suit up in BA.

Dya know looking back I don’t get too pumped – I mean overpumped – for someone who had no idea what he was going to see or do, I was pretty laid back – I noticed later that day on our second run to Jordantown that I was so relaxed – joking and carrying on – in some ways it is easier to be a firefighter than a journalist –

Helped guys into BA’s and then ran errands – was up a ladder holding the hose for Ralph for probably first half hour as we poured water into the porch - I need a waterproof camera – was in spot for great shots but had to leave camera under jacket while I worked the hose – as it was most of the day I kept my jacket unbuttoned to pull camera in and out – and I worked without gloves for same reason

When Ralph and I came down ladder to fight the fire going up the wall, we switched and I got to work a fire hose – holy lifelong dream batman – pretty cool but in less than a minute they needed that hose inside – still im happy – they had told me I would be standing around for the first month or two watching – I didn’t believe when they said it – and we were really short people this AM

Robbie called for mutual aid and we had trucks from Bear River, Brighton Barton and Smith’s Cove roll in – we sure needed them as the fire jumped into the main house from the porch and into the main roof – we had a crew in the porch, a crew spraying onto the porch, a crew on the roof and a crew inside upstairs – (those are the brave guys – total darkness from smoke and steam) – plus guys running all the pumps and hoses – trucks running back and forth for water – quite a show really –

Around 12:30 the school fire alarm went off and I jumped in the van with Ralph and the sheriff to check it out – false alarm actually caused by pumping so much water out of the hydrant, we lowered the town’s water pressure which sets off the school’s alarm –

Talked some with the house owner – cant turn off the journalist in me – I should explain though that being a journalist to me is caring – I know people see us as exploiting or taking advantage of people – I don’t see myself that way – I listen to people and if im lucky I get to tell their story – for me though it all starts with caring – so when I went over to Myrone, it was because he was alone – I know it made him feel better to talk to me –

Turns out Myrone was fighting the fire alone since 7 or 8 in the morning but didn’t call 911 until 10:30 – after he’d already cut two holes in the roof and squirted water down with his garden hose and ripped apart the stove – man we could have had that out in 10 minutes if he’d called us earlier – even more startling… well I’ll get to that

When we got back from town they pretty much had beat the fire back to the porch where it continued to flare up – the clean up was not as bad as I feared – I took a look inside with Bill when we did a final sweep to make sure we had all the gear – the house was incredibly cluttered and upstairs the boys had to fight through a pile of bikes and other junk – remembering they are on their knees crawling in complete darkness – the fancy bedroom was awash in a foot of foam – model ships and dolls floated around – downstairs on the wall of the kitchen (?) hung the fiddle –

Had another good talk with Bill riding home in the van – askin about what it was like inside in the fire – cant wait for my turn – scrubbed the trucks down and were taking a break from rolling hoses to eat some pizza when the phone rang – robbbie went back out to jordantown and we finished the hose work incase we needed it – five if us jumped in a truck and headed back out – and found Myrone in the living room with a fire on in the fireplace – yes he has a place to stay - the guys were up on the roof and inside ripping apart the wall so they could see into the roof – we gave it another big hose down – and back to station – scrub down again –

Checked in at office before going home to shower eat and nap – when I got back to wrk, there was another news story just came in which I had to edt an turn around, then wrote mine and whittled photos down to ten for the webpage – also was way behind after I “took the day off.”
Im going to include the story I wrote for the paper – nothing exciting – just the facts – hopefully they will run a few of the photos:

Jonathan Riley
DIGBY COURIER
NovaNewsNow.com

Digby area fire fighters saved a 143 year-old house in Jordantown last week.
Digby’s volunteer fire department responded at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 to a fire at 82 Beechwood Lane.
Smoke was pouring out of the porch and small flames were licking from the roof around the chimney when the first firefighters arrived.
The lone occupant of the house, Myrone White, was unhurt and had been fighting the fire alone for some time before calling 911.
Digby chief Robbie Morgan called for mutual aid and trucks arrived from Bear River, Smith’s Cove and Brighton Barton.
The fire, originally in the peak of the porch, ran up the wall and into the peak of the main house.
While one crew continued to battle the fire from inside the porch, a second crew took a line in the front door and upstairs to gain access to the attic space.
Other firefighters also attempted to get at the fire through the roof.
Fire pumpers continuously ferried water from a hydrant in town – the resulting low pressure set off the fire alarm at Digby Elementary School. One pumper and one rescue van responded to that false alarm.
The firefighters in Jordantown saved most of the main building. The porch roof collapsed, the east wall of the house and two upstairs bedrooms suffered extensive fire damage – the rest of the structure, built in 1864, suffered smoke and water damage.
The firefighters left the scene around 2:30 p.m.
One truck and five firefighters from Digby returned to Jordantown an hour later to cool off a hot spot.
jriley@digbycourier.ca

The fire photos
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Some great fire photos... I do like the cello one too. Honestly, I didn't read the whole entry (a bit tired and lazy) but it sounds like you had a busy day!

Erica Day by Day 2007
AliThinks 11 years ago
Okay, so maybe I was wrong about the detail. I am with Erica/Magpie, here. Love the photo, but was too tired/lazy to read about the WHOLE day. (Bad Alison! No donut.)

I do hope you get the couch, though. ;-)

Alison
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
the more tired i am - the longer the posts :)
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
Day 41, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007
Played
keyboard

bref ce soir
j'ecrivais toute la journee - tu sais, etre journaliste cest apprendre un tout ptit de tous - aujourd'hui c'etait la gas pricing regulations en Nouvelle Ecosse - bouf - je suis expert maintenant - et j'en ai deja ecrit trois articles la dessous et il m'en reste un a ecrire.

sonst habe ich gar nichts gemacht - ich habe Lebensmittel gekauft und bin gelaufen um die Stadt - hab eine lange angenehme Unterhaltung mit meiner ehemliger Frau gehabt - wir sind seit drei Jahre nicht mehr zusammen aber wir sprechen sehr oft and sehr freimuetig auf unser Sohn - und nach wir uns heute Auf Wiedesehen gesagen haben, hat sie direkt noch mal angeruft - die letzten Nachrichten - ich kann es nicht bisher hier schreiben - aber Gut - vorwaerts

und diese Foto? ich denke an die Klavierstimmerin
greasy face [deleted] 11 years ago
Ja! tu no me entiendes y yo no te entiendo... Igual, me gustan tus fotos =/

2007 Katherine Ruiz Photo Diary
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
D'accord - écrire en français et l'allemand pendant que le feu se qui se bat avec un appareil-photo dans votre main.. Das Deutsch ist gut aber mehr nötig practive ! (Ich brauche Praxis auch).

¿Pienso que podemos lo convence a aprender el español?

Dateline Paris: Fighting fires while taking photos (nice fire and ice series btw) and trilingually belting out copy our intrepid hero finds time to make pianos sing a better song...

Fire - dangerous stuff and worse still in the dead of winter when if the ice don't get you the fire will. Be safe. I worked at Brooke Army Med Ctr after return from Vietnam...nasty stuff burns...

Keep the camera close - pulitzer material around every corner - I expect to see your name on the list..

CollardGreens: Oops
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
@ Kat bueno =s

@C G ich kann nicht klavier stimmen ... - bisher!
vielleicht sollte ich "an die hubsche lebendige temperamentvolle Klavierstimmerin" gesagt habe?

Pulitzer ist es? Das ist sehr nett von dir
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ah zo - ein Klavier Geist! Mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut..

CollardGreens: Oops !
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
not ghost, spirit maybe - although this is a graveyard - kinda symbolizes a lot of things dead and gone - past and buried - ya know - but every ending is a beginning, even if it is just the official ending and not the real ending which was long long ago
and somethings end over and over and over again - and somethings seem to end but really dont and go on and on and on and on
but everything changes - that is a given - and it's somethng that is better accpeted than resisted -
*sluffs off shadows
and i like change :) it is exciting aint it - bring it on
life baby, wahtchya got?
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 42, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
Pond hockey

"Im open!"

Well I didnt play - oh i thought about running home and getting my skates - but it has been a while - i may go down tomorrow on my day off - the pond is only a KM from my house -

so it's fair to ask why is this then the photo of the day - because taking these pictures (and submitting to the website and the paper - though i dont know if the quality is good enough for the paper (I do love the feel of the whole set ) wouldnt have happened if i had "worked" today - i was thinking about going up to the girls' bball game and the jr c hockey game - but my plate is too full - but when i drove by this action, i had to stop for some shots - i cant wait to try another day with more sun and gloves and experience :)

slept til noon - read - ran - fun run - writig all day - damned gas regulation - tomorrow im off :) and maybe tuesday AM too...
lramiro520 11 years ago
Great hockey photo! Last time I put on a pair of ice skates, I did venture more than 5 ft from the wall :) I also realized that once I gain even the slightest bit of momentum on the ice, I don't know how to stop except to run into the wall. Oh, and skating backwards. Not happening with me. I seem to be able to get the motions alright with my right leg, but that's about it...haha!

The Other Side Of The Fence
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
5 feet is quite far - i hope next time you feel like going 10 :)
Samrag 11 years ago
So, du sprache Deutsch ouch.... naturlich. Shöne bilder!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
MarySesami 11 years ago
Great photo! I like your choice to use black and white.
My husband took my son,Matthew skating last night for his first time. When they got home he was so proud telling me "didn't fall once"
MarySesami's 2007
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Samrag - got the jeeps yet for te polar trip?

@ mary - swwweet - i remember teaching jony when he was thrree - that winter the Bay froze over in front of our house and we skated every day - by the end he was awesome - but then we moved and now he is not so good on skates - like people who lose languages he has lost skating LOL
Samrag 11 years ago
Not just yet - but believe it or not, I am working on it. (Have found a driver and a jeep - just haven't told him he is coming yet)

I suck at research though - so you will have to take that on. We need to find out the following:
1. Is it possible to drive to the North Pole.... (the one I posted a link to drove to the south pole)
2. If possible, where would one have to "start"
3. ...and what time of the year
4. ...and does one have to apply for permit

...if not possible to drive to the North Pole.... then we need to come up with second plan.

Await your response!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Maybe we should write to Santa Claus. I bet he would know if you would drive to the North Pole. :D Well, maybe Mrs. Claus would.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
okay, Ill put that bit of research on the list - when my grandfather called from Florida last he had two research requests:
1. perfect stroke for stroke reproductions of the impressionists
2. where and how much for a pair of heelies

Im pretty sure you used to be able to drive there but things are changing fast - answer by the end of the week on all four
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
Day 43, Monday, Feb. 12
Alone on the two and a half

Alone on the two and a half

When did Monday start? I was up late again "just finishing up." See I wanted to have everything done so I could take Monday off - a good thing as it turns out - I was five minutes from finishing when the pager went off - I know it was five minutes because when i finally got back to work eight hours later, it took me only five minutes to wrap things up - but then i had a whole new story to write didnt I....

The doors opened just as I landed at the hall - and i jumped into truck seven with adrien and when we got there she was puffin smoke from the eaves - a cell phone caller had called it at 3:29 am - we only had a half dozen guys in the first load - all the doors were locked - and we had to kick in the doors - the basement was already "fully involved" and the main stair case was already gone - leading one to believe the fire started in the basment and climbed up the stairway -

because most of the mainfloor floor was gone and we couldnt get in, let alone upstairs, we had to fight it from the windows and the roof - and because of the old style of construction - big empty airspaces between the walls, most of the fire was hidden from us -

bear river, birghton barton and smith's cove showed up about 20 minutes behind us and adrien brought a second load of digby guys after his first trip back to town for water - the boys set up two pools for water which the trucks dumped into - and the pumper drew its water from there - we had a half dozen lines running about 100 - 150 pounds each - crzy night - hard work lugging frozen ladders and hoses - but the hardest i learned is holding the hoses

i spent a few hours holding the big 2andahalf dousing the fire through a hole in the peak - my first go at it i obviously had no idea what i was doing and was wore out after 15 minutes - after my second longer spell, jeff sent me to the truck to get myself a coffee - oh sweetness (VIVE LE TIMMIES) - after that i was raring to go and when i took over the hose again from jeff, i felt like i could hold it all night - partly cause of the life giving coffee ( we are talking about 5 am afterall) and partly i think cause jeff knew how to set up the hose bettter

i brought jeff a coffee too but before he could drink it, they needed a hose on the roof, the next thing i saw him hauling hose up an icy ladder into the smoke with his Tim's cup hanging from his teeth - i wish i could have gotten a shot - Tim's would have paid me millions for a shot like that - "you've always got time for Tim Horton's"

after that everyone kinda disppeared from my side of the house and i just kept spraying away and having a grand ol'time - i was singing to myself quite a bit:
if dreams they were lightening,
thunder were desire,
this old house woulda burnt down
a long time ago


i did manage a photograph - today's photo - i was holding the 2andahalf with my right hand - a more accurate description would be that my hand was wedged under the hose with my knee holding up my hand

anyway, only my left was free, so used my teeth to take off my glove and snapped this with my left - The Z3 is a weird shape that fits perfect in the right hand but not so well in the left - this shot is for Collard Greens who teased me Monday about holding a hose with one hand and shooting with the other - Te deum

is this long enough yet?

I saw a million other things that i wish i could have photographed - i think often of the quote from Bladerunner -
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe:
all those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain

the inside of the house was incredible - just a black charred mess - with rain of foam dripping down - the basement was four feet deep in foam for a while - when we went in (two feet deep ) it was like walking in the Trash Compactor - and the hose was like Anaconda - there was snow and icicles on everything and sometimes the sun woudl break through and set off everything shining - while i was holding the hose alone occasional bursts of water would come shooting over the house - and pour down on me
the foam around the house was deep too and i wish i had gotten a shot of the boys wading through three feet of it lugging hoses and ladders - the foam froze to helmets and suits and snow piled ontop of it - quite a morning - quite a crazy morning - yeeehaw

i was in the basement with bill to cool off a last hot spot when the fire marshalll and the chief were talking about cause of the fire - a wire in the basement with a piece of insualtion gone - arcing on a metal fitting - probably arcing for years they said - from there up the stairs and into the walls -

we got back to the hall at 11:30 - 8 hours out there - and had sandwiches and hot dogs waiting - woofed that down and then to work to write up the story and process the photos - then did the five minutes of finishing up on my last story - and headed home for a shower - just got inside and laid out a towel when the pager went off again

only five of us went to this call - and only two of us in gear - i got completely soaked this trip as the water was running right off the roof onto me - had to hold on like hell to the ladder

on the way home we towed a car out of the ditch (WTF) and then scrubbed down the truck one more time - before i had my shower i went for my daily run - every day like this photo sh*t!

after the shower i laid down "for a few minutes" and woke 13 up hours later - quite a day - every muscle in my body hurts - had plannd to start weigt lifting monday - hahahahaha
lramiro520 11 years ago
Timmy Ho's :) The perfect pick-me up whenever I'm up in Canada!

Wow!! What a morning! And to think, most of us just wake up each day and have another day at the office. Were any of the inhabitants injured in the fire? The fact that you go out there and do this sort of job (and as a volunteer?) is very admirable. Keep those pictures coming! Your stories are amazing!

The Other Side Of The Fence
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
lord god all mighty what a day. after all that you still planned to run?
*whistles
that's dedication, right there.
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