It's no secret, but i'll put it here because all the bee people may not want to read about it
.after the kids were gone, and i had some free time, i looked for a way to use some of that outstanding training that the good people of the US had paid to give me in the military. I'd done 4-H but i didn't think i could handle the parents anymore....and all my girls were turning into teen with BIG hormones. i needed to update my CPR and while i was taking the class, i asked about disaster volunteers. next thing i knew, i was taking more classes and chasing storms and stuff. the biggest deal was Katrina/Rita in 05. I figure i am well prepared for the immediate aftermath of a disaster, and that's when i usually go. I don't mind sleeping on the floor, or taking showers with a rigged hose under a tarp. I even like MRE's (meals ready to eat)!
my favorite job is driving the big mobile feeding trucks out in the community.
for anyone with a little time and fortitude, it's a great job!
my bags are always packed....just need the skivvies and socks
Kathy, OK I am beyond impressed and proud of you. I can think of nothing more wonderful in this world than you people that put your lives on the line (and this is true, in every way with disaster response). Thank you for being there, Kathy. And I am also grateful for all the others in the world that are "there" for people, and this goes into many different realms of human nature.
If we look at the human beings in the world that help others, it could make your mind boggle. There are so many that have this wonderful attribute. I don't think that ever in my wildest dreams I could venture out past my little life here to go elsewhere to help people. I wish that I could, but it is just not in me. Now I could bring people here to help them. That is a different story.
I do not travel well, even heading up to my daughters about 400 km away is a grunt. It takes me about 3 days to recover from not being in my own environment. I can travel in our 5th wheel. I do not have a problem with that. But I think that is because I am in my element, I am cooking, cleaning, caregiving in the RV. that is my lot in life, caregiver. I guess that is what makes the world go round, different strokes for different folks Great day. Cindi