Good Morning Masshole Mommy readers. Chris here again with a guest post.
Today, I want tell you about a important time in my life. A time when a boy becomes a man and the story of how I popped my cherry. I remember like it was yesterday because well, you never forget your first time. I was a young man of 19 and I had been practicing and practicing and practicing by myself and as part of a team for this significant event in my life. I also went to school for 4 months to learn how to perform this task to perfection. It was a Monday morning when I woke up to what would become a hot and wet day. Most of my friends were there cheering me on and giving me advice. After it was over my supervisor even complemented me on a job well done. It wouldn’t be my last time because I would have ample opportunities over the next 20 years to do it over and over again.
Since it was my first time, I didn’t believe that I could get the job done and I stumbled with my clothing. After it was all over I was sticky with sweat, dehydrated and my whole body was sore – but in a good way. My knees were sore from being on my knees the whole time. I twisted my ankle and bruised by shoulder, but I had a huge smile on my face for days. That night my buddies took me out for a celebratory beer and we relived it over again and again.
Of course I am talking about my first fire.
I went out on a call for a two family house fire with a report of flames coming out of the windows and with occupants still inside. I was not part of the rescue team, but I was the man on the nozzle to put the fire out. We pulled up to the house and there were flames everywhere on one side of the house. I almost fell out of the truck I was so excited. When we made entry. The smoke was so thick that I could not see my hand in front of my face. We went in crawling because the heat was so intense. I found the fire in the living and the dragon beast seemed almost like it was laughing at me as the flame was licking the walls and almost seemed to be moving towards me. I quickly opened my nozzle and slayed the dragon. Everyone made it out safely and we were able to save the other house.
Here are a few iPhone photos from my military fire fighting training:
And that is the story of how I popped my cherry with my first fire.