The World Was Coming to an End Until Today

by kimntrent on June 21, 2008

Or at least I though.  On Thursday my husband was fired from a job with the Carpenters Union after 8 + years.  They pulled the whole insabortination card and it was a total joke.  But it all started when two years ago his boss decided to march on the boss above him.  He told every person who helped him do it that they would be taken care of.  Sure enough they were.  And one by one they were fired.  Until there was 4.  And my hubby happened to be the 4th example.  We knew this was going to happen when in March he was given 2 weeks off without pay because he took a week off to take care of me and my family because of my grandmothers death.  Since then they have just been torturing him.  We haven’t had the best of years and this adding to it was just the icing on the cake.  Until today…… 

I had been praying that my hubby would be able to go up on a Strike Team now that he was gainfully unemployed.  What a perfect time.  His passion is to become a firefighter anyway and now was his chance.  Well this prayer started on Thursday after he was fired and today at 11 am while talking to his volunteer chief he was told there was a Strike Team heading up to the Humboldt fire in Chico, CA at noon.  So off we ran to the house to pack.  Hubby packed all the fire gear and I packed all the extra needed items.  And off he went to meet up with the team.  This is is first Strike Team and he is so excited to go.  I actually have pictures which I will post later.  Tonight he called me and said that on his way up to Chico he had been diverted to Fortuna, CA for a fire up there.  He was standing on top of a fire engine when he called me.  They expect him to be gone for 7 to 10 days.  And although it is such a long time right now it is amazing pay and an amazing chance for him to get some great training.  So if you watch the news and you hear about the Fortuna fires and you hear about the Strike Teams please think of me.  My hubby is one of those guys.  Today was the break we needed and maybe the start of some wonderful things.  

Until next time….. 

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Amber June 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

Wow, I am sorry this happened, but good for hubby and you!

Kristen June 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Wow! For every door that closes…
I’ll be sure to keep you and your husband in my thoughts, and be sure to thank him for me! I am always very grateful to volunteers, firefighters, and police for the hard work they do.

Elise of Argyle Whale June 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm

My thoughts are with you! that’s rough.

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