not too much to write, so this will be a quick update.
mostly it has been training classes all week. i was assigned my new temp team and temp team leader with kyleigh. i was worried, but i love my team.
prior to coming, i read a lot about the wildfire fire team. that is, one-two teams at each region were to be trained wildfire firefighters. to even be eligible for the team, you had to submit a letter of intent and pass a pack text. the pack test consists of walking 3 miles in under 45 minutes with a 45 pound pack on. many do not pass because it is so difficult. i came into this experience wanting to get the most out of it i could and not regret anything. i signed up to take the pack test...and last night, i completed it in 44 minutes and 11 seconds. i was so pround of myself i teared up. i have never pushed myself so hard phycially and it was such an amazing accomplishment. it was the hardest and most strenuous thing i have done to date. there were even some guys who did not make it!
there are only 20 spots and about 37 of us have passed. i should find out tomorrow if i made it onto a team. after the pack test last night i overheard many people saying they only came here to be a part of the fire team, others that they plan on going back home to join their fire department. hearing all these things made me feel guilty. not because i don't want to be on the fire team, because i do. but i don't want it as bad as some others and i would be so perfectly happy if i didn't make it (especially if i was put back on tims team for my permanent one!) i pulled aside my temp team leader and let her know all this. not that i was resigning, just that if it came down to me and someone who wants nothing more than to be on the team than i wouldnt be upset if i didnt make it. either way...i am so proud of myself :) i have no pics to upload today, and the lights keep flickering with an approaching storm so i am going to save this before my computer dies! sorry, so spell check!
love you all!