Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm home after a strenuous day learning about weather and it's effect on forest fires. I'm taking advantage of our spring break and going through a course that will allow me to become certified in fighting wildland forest fires. It's something like 32 hrs and a less than grueling physical test that verifies my ability to wage battle against 50 foot flames and raging winds. It was amazing the number of smokers lighting up during the numerous breaks and even more amazing were the number of cigarette butts casually scattering the grass lawn.