July 15, 2007

Planned a quiet Sunday afternoon at home after a long Saturday at Chewelah's Chataqua and the Schwartz Open Pasture Golf Tournament, but plans changed when the fire pager went off right after church Sunday morning. I regret leaving an unfinished plate of potluck lunch, but the good news is that we made a great save. Our truck crew knocked the fire back just as it climbed into the first two trees, keeping it away from the houses that dot the dry forest up the county line, AND we didn't make the evening news. I know that a candidate can use any "earned media" they can get, but I'm happy not to be giving a Breaking News briefing for the fire department today. We did have a nicely dressed crew, with our Sunday clothes under the yellow fire coveralls!