Today was the annual clam bake for my Fire Department. This is a yearly event for only the members of the department. With all that’s been going on with Brandon having an infection and surgery I wasn’t sure if I should go, but in the end I was glad I did. Today began at 0900 at the Fire House. What was supposed to be 2 hours of preparation only took a little over an hour so we had some time to relax before the guys came for the clam bake. It is always a little weird seeing clams and shrimp. I still have never had either one in my life, and today wasn’t going to be the day I’d try one. The guys really seemed to like them, and the king crab legs, I think it was, but I grew up kosher so sea food and pork really have no interest for me. Probably good because I eat enough things already that will lead to an early death.

Aside from various foods I couldn’t eat, the day was filled with beer pong, horse shoes, softball and other fun. I played softball, and I even got a run in which was nice. No drinking for me because I was on the duty crew. I don’t really drink at all anyway so no real loss for me. Got to spend time with the guys. We’ve pretty much had from 1 to 9 calls every day of July, but today we had none, and it was supposed to rain all day but it didn’t. Even as I write this, at 2200, we haven’t had a call. I love going on calls, but thanks to whomever arranged for this wonderful day off.

Got home tonight at 1800 and began the whole putting Sophia and Brandon through dinner and bedtime. Back to my normal life.