Being on the Fire Department is perfect for him. He's got a need to always help others, and this way he can! It's also great becasue he gets to go out every Tuesday night and drink beer, er, I mean go to fire practice and learn how to fight fires, with the guys.
Another fun fact about my hubby is that he's super nosy! I say this in a loving way, but the man needs to know what's going on always, everywhere, at all times, with everyone! It's redonk, and a little exhausting. Seeing as we live in an extremely small town, this is usually pretty easy for him to achieve. Don't get me wrong! He's not gossipy at all, he doesn't spread the info (unless I bully him into telling me juicy tidbits of things), he just needs to know what's happening, A-L-W-A-Y-S! On more then one occasion, before joining the fire department, he would get the sudden urge to go for a "cruise" in the direction that fire truck lights and sirens had gone. Coincidence? Perhaps... (NOT!)
I was really excited when he joined the department a couple years ago! There's lots of little perks. He got a cool sign that went on his truck saying that he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. He also gets a nice little tax break becasue of putting in so many hours. For the Hospital Day Parade, he gets to drive one of the fire trucks, and I get to sit in the passenger seat and wave like Princess Di and throw candy and little toys out to the kids watching. There's a kick-ass Christmas party each year that's incredibly fun and there's always too much food and booze and a great time is had by all. And then there is the fire fighting gear... Seriously, what woman doesn't think a man in his fire fighting gear is sexy!?
See, I was thinking that the gear wold look something like this!
However, I thought I could still work with it! I thought it would be fun if he wore it home one night! Maybe crawled though the window to rescue me! He, however, apparently has no interest in putting on 20lbs of gear and trying to crawl through a window if it isn't necessary. Weird! I don't get it! Plus, I guess removing the gear form the fire hall for recreational purposes is frowned upon? I know! I was shocked too!
So unfortunately, I haven't really been able to completely enjoy the entire hot-hubby-as-a-fire-fighter experience, but I still think it's pretty cool.
This fire fighters wife needs to get off the couch and do something a little more productive then blogging while Growly Bear is still napping!
Love and Hugs!