Adventures awaits,… if you look for it.

Picture this.

Snuggled tight in my cozy bed. Warm. Dreaming of… well, let’s not picture that for now. But, as I lie there in slumberland, my wife Kathie perks awake and snags a sip of water. She rolls over, barely squinting and peeks out the window. Something catches her eye…

Stirring awake, she climbs out of bed, glides to the window and looks out to see… a red glow emanating from down the street. She gasps. At this time, I myself roll over from coziness and see her…

“What are doing?” I say.

“Holy crap!” She replies. THAT, snaps my nappy red head outta bed and I launch next to her. We both shift to see better revealing a …

…House on fire. Flames shooting over 100 feet high. My eyes bulge like a Pug after a Peanut Butter Sandwich feast! I race to the phone and frantically dial 911. Then, like she just got stung by a swarm of drunk beach bees, Kathie flips on her clothes, grab my keys and says “Hurry up!”

Once again, my wife has me bolting on to another adventure. This time. in the middle of the night. Oh, did I mention it’s 2:10am? So, like I have done every other time, I try to keep up.

5 minutes later, we’re standing at the house as the flames curl and whip into the air. Embers reaching 200 feet. Now, not being a Fireman, I don’t have a clue what to do. But, within about 30 seconds or so, in come the heroes. 3 engines, 1 ladder, 4 police cars, 1 paramedic and an ambulance. Man, all I brought was the Mach 3…

It’s now 7:38am as I write this. I don’t know if anyone was in there. But my heart goes out to those that lost that treasure. And honestly, all those that lost what they did in the fires of California recently. So, today I declare as being First Responders Day. November 7th. Give a wave to those in uniform. Show them that you believe in them and that a smile is the one thing that keeps them going.

And some day, they may be called upon to save you…

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