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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Last Time

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

I just got home from my last night qualification at the range.  That feels good.  I had carried my large city-issued flashlight, and one of the range instructors told me that I could bring the smaller light next time.  I grinned and said there won't be a next time.  He was surprised and congratulated me for making it through.  I do still have the spring qualification but that's during the day.  It's a nice outdoor range.  I don't remember my scores, but they were somewhere in the 90's as usual. I've gotten a 100 only once, but I've also made below 70 once so had to redo the course.  I carry a .45 Smith& Wesson M&P.  It's a nice light-weight gun.  I'm glad it's my retirement weapon.  It's the fourth one issued during my career.  I was talking with some of the younger officers there who laughed when I said the first gun was a revolver.  We have better equipment now than we've ever had.

We miss the MH.  She is still at Gregory Poole getting the brake recall work done.  I got a call saying that three of the rotors were damaged and had to be replaced.  Workhorse will pay for it, so that's a good thing.  We may not get it back in time to go anywhere next week during my time off, but I just want them to do a good job so we can enjoy it one more time before winter hits.

I got word this week that my schedule will change probably in February, so I will loose that week off every month.  I've worked that other schedule before and hate it.  You feel like you're working all the time.  Luckily, I would only have to endure it for 6 months or so.  Things don't bother me as much now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Well 4:30am will be early, so I'm off to bed.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life's journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

6 comments:

Cruzin2some said...

There is light at the end of the tunnel and the tunnel isn't that long now!

Hope you get your rig back real soon.

Travel Safe

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Syl,

I promise I'll always be sweet, polite and respectful to you because that .45 can leave a very big hole...

LOL, you and I are the same line of work, but I only carry a .40 cal. :c0

LG61820 said...

Funny how a mind can work. I've been following your blog for a couple of months and I was just sure that you were a nurse! I'm pretty sure now that that was wrong. LG

Gin and Syl said...

LOL...That was a good guess LG. Nurses are known to work screwed up schedules too, but my uniform is a bit more uncomfortable. I'm a police officer with Raleigh PD, and have worked most of my career doing administrative duties. It's been a good job but I'm ready to move on.

Syl

Sherry said...

We also had 3 with damage that workhorse replaced. Are you going to upgrade the 4th to match? That's what we had to do.

I can feel your smile as you do each of the things related to your J*B for the last time. Feels great doesn't it?

Sorry to hear about the schedule change. What brought that about??

pidge said...

I love your counter telling us right down to the minute when you will retire. Very cute... Stay safe.