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3 years

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Family

Three years have come and gone.

I was going to post a long narrative about my emotions and everything. But everyone has enough of their own problems.

Miss you Mom.


Four years

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Everyone, Family

Four years ago today, my best friend pasted away.

I miss him every day with all of my heart.

Everyday I think of something, see something, or do something I want to tell him about. But I can’t.

He is the reason I got into EMS.

I miss you dad.

This would be longer. But I can’t right now. Maybe later I will edit it.


Posted: September 11, 2011 in EMS, Everyone, Family, Geocaching
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Ten years have passed.

Ten years ago today everything changed.

Ten years ago, at quarter of nine in the morning, I was in Chemistry class. Doing what every sixteen year guy was doing in class, checking out the girl in class wearing a shear shirt (I remember who it was, but will respect privacy.) She had come in after the period break, saying someone just flew a jet into the World Trade Center. My first thought  was “WTF is the world trade center?”, then I thought someone had flown a jet fighter into the building. I was wrong. We talked the teacher into letting us go down to the library instead of doing a lab, to watch the TVs down there. It was then that I saw the second jet fly into the other building. Everything changed. We watched as the towers fell.

I got home that day, after watching the news all day at school. No one was home but my Uncle Rick visiting from Mojave with his camper. First thing he said was “Fucking Ragheads are going to pay.” And we continued to watch the news.

Coincidently, it was also my first day, at my first job, working by myself in the kitchen of McDonalds. It was a slow night.

That day forever changed everything, how we fly, how we travel, how we view others everything. Friends and family started enlisting. I am proud of each and everyone of them. I lost one friend in Iraq, and another will never be the same after Afghanistan.

Now, now I put others before myself, doing what 343 firefighters and EMS professionals did on the infamous day. Ten years ago I never would haven even contemplated it.

9 11


Posted: August 9, 2011 in Everyone, Family

Well, the time has come. That is right.

It is time for us to move again.

Our land lady is moving, and plans on selling the house. We have been told that we have till the end of our lease, 2/12. But we are hoping to move this October! We plan on staying in the same general area since we love it up here. The biggest problem is going to be getting our deposit back from our current land lord. She expects the apartment to look exactly the same when we leave as it did when we moved in. When we moved in, no one, absolutely no one, had lived in the apartment before, we are first tenants to attempt to survive in this habitat! You can see the problem!

We are looking into complexes, as opposed to renting a part of a house, we think this will be better for us in the long run. Income based housing would be nice, but time will tell.

Other news, Annas wrist is getting better after she got injured at work. The doctor at the ED she went to gave her the wrong size brace initially and unknowingly gave her tendinitis. Yeah.

Been a while

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Everyone, Family

Well, it has been. A while that is.

What has changed? well…

Anna got a new car! We bought her parents 2004 PT Cruiser, and then she got a new job! She is very happy with both. Then she got rear ended. Sitting in drive through on her way home a teenager hit her back bumper. Not much damage, but since he was a jerk about it. The cops got called, charges filed, and his insurance company is paying for it all to be fixed. They are also paying for her rental car. We had to harass them some, but they rolled over once we threatened to get our insurance company involved. When the accident occurred though, I think the kid was more scared of me then the cops, of course I got there 10 minutes before them (a recurring thing with Anna’s accidents).

No new car for me. I did get into Macedon Village Fire Department. I am very excited to be learning how to be a fire fighter, they are very excited to have an experienced medic on staff now! I did make the news, twice. First time while on duty in Geneva, a high-speed chase ended badly for one deputy, and I was on scene for his accident. He is fine, suspect (who ran over the deputies car with a logging truck) is not. He got tased twice and is looking forward to a long time behind bars. The second time it was because my ambulance caught on fire. Yes, I am fine. It happened on the way to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, long story short there was an electrical fire, and everyone is fine. The patient didn’t even know what was going on.

I almost did get a new car. While on the way to work this last Sunday, I hit a deer. I was going maybe 55mph or 60mph, and a 200lb deer just appeared in front of me. Didn’t even have time to think, jut bam. Severe damage to my hood, and headlights. My HAM radio antenna on the trunk cut the tail off the deer, which I find hilarious. I called Anna, then work, then 911. When I called 911 I had to explain who I was, they wanted to send everyone to it that they could. Bad enough they sent a deputy 5 miles out of his territory to check one me. Yeah, Wayne County Emergency Management loves me that much! The car was with in a hundred dollars of being totaled I have been told. Kind of crazy that a deer can do that much damage! So, I am getting a rental for a little bit, as I have a weekend full of classes for work coming up, and no way to get to them!

I didn’t call.

Posted: December 15, 2010 in Everyone, Family

A little over a year ago. I worked at Target. I worked in the Backroom, basically in the ware house of a stock room. I only got a half hour lunch break. Which is normal now that I think of it. I always read a book, texted Anna, and ate my lunch in my car. Trying to relax as much as I could. A year and few days ago, I had a voicemail from my sister Tracy. She was upset, saying that my Christmas presents are going to be late. And that she really needs to talk to me. That I should call as soon as possible. I decided to text Anna instead.

I didn’t call.

Tracy was born with Spina Bifida. She was a paraplegic, spending her life in a wheelchair. She was the youngest of my 3 elder siblings. And I was close to her. She always smiled, whether she was telling a joke, or she was pissed at me trying to break my fingers. She always had a smile. She moved to Indianapolis a while ago, just to get out of NY. So I hadn’t see her much, except for major events. Like my high school graduation, my wedding. My grandmas, fathers, and mothers funerals. But I still spoke to her on a weekly basis, whether it be over the phone, or a random email.

I didn’t call.

A year ago today. She went to the ED for a migraine. She was admitted to the hospital. Went in for an MRI. And didn’t come back out.

I should have called.

RIP Tracy. We all miss and love you so much.

6092_115302158897_820608897_2232107_7099343_nFrom my wedding. In August ‘06. My wife, me, my brother and other sister. And Tracy.