25 Mar HOLY COWS
“LIFE LITERALLY ABOUNDS IN COMEDY
IF YOU JUST LOOK AROUND YOU.”
If you really think that living in the rural areas is dull and boring then you have way too high a bar for enjoyment. Probably the number one pastime here in the hills is listening to the scanner. Those who do not know what a scanner is are just plain boring.
One of the things that you cannot do to an old washed out firefighter/EMT is take away his scanner. In fact I have neighbors who call me to find out what just happened. Most times I can fill them in but I don’t hear everything that goes on.
Just when you think you have heard it all a call comes on that just sets you to falling off of your chair. Follow this call:
BARBER THREE WE HAVE THREE COWS OUT AT CURRY AND ISABEL ROAD.
BARBER 3 -TEN FOUR
BARBER 3 – I AM 10-77 ON THOSE COWS
DISPATCH TO BARBER THREE – THERE WERE THREE
COWS ON THE STEPS OF THE CHURCH SOUTH OF THERE.
10-4 THEY MUST HAVE WANDERED OFF.
BARBER 3 – I AM AVAILABLE FOR CALL
OK, or the rapture has taken them to their reward. Were these three cows trying to get in and be saved. Or were they trying to avoid becoming a McDonald’s hamburger. Holy Cows!
If you don’t think that this is not entertainment I feel for you. I am sure that the whole county is still chuckling about this call. Because the whole county listens in on the happenings of the police, sheriff, fire, and EMS out here.
It is not only entertaining but it can be down right life saving. You remember for a year we had the largest wildfire in the country’s history after the Anderson Creek Fire. Then Clark County had that distinction after the Starbuck Fire.
Listening to a person taking shots at passersby a while back I kept a running comentary going during the entire incident on my facebook page for the people out that direction that may have been about to drive into the middle of a bad situation (this was the one exception to the drive by rule).
Listening to what is going on is not just entertainment, sometimes it is self defense. (In this country a drive by shooting is when a coyote gets shot.)
And you think it is boring living out here? Oh six deer went flying by the other morning. All we had to do was look out the window. Quiet yes, boring no.
By the way, the vultures are back! Grass will be green soon.
Thought I would hold off this week on political commentary. Enjoy the rest.