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Should I ask for my fate to show Or should I just let fate naturally flow It doesn't really matter to me To know or just let it be
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My summer was.... horrifying.
I don't know if you guys really follow wild fires in USA/Northern America, but man we had a big one. For over a month a wild fire was threatening our lives in Interior Alaska.
The fires sorrounding my village, very slowly coming closer and closer, was apparently the biggest wild fire in Northern America, almost half a million acres burnt. I know several native alotments were burnt. But, which ones I'm not sure, I am still praying my grandfather's was not burnt, my childhood fall camping area.
While all the burning was going on I was bust working for BLM. No I was not a firefighter, I was working at the commanding center that was set up at the local school (my old school). I had three jobs throughout the summer. The first night I was a night security gaurd. Before my first shift was even over I was moved to communications to answer radio calls. Why?
Well, you see, for the first like two weeks, maybe week and a half, after the first couple batches of overhead and firefighters came in a thick blanket of smoke came and covered town. It was so bad it was seeping into buildings if a door or window was slightly open. No planes and sometimes no boats could travel to or from here. Answering radio calls was really stressful sometimes. I answered some really bad medical calls, but some calls were silly. I bonded with my bosses up there.
Then after the smoke lifted for a few days everyone came in and I was moved to the kitchen to help cook for all the overhead and firefighters, we had a huge fire I remind you, we had almost 300 people to feed at one point and teams were spiked out all over the place. I really bonded with some more people. Made friends with the firefighters, got flirted with weirdly. This one firefighters from Arizona I believe, called me Sunshine the whole time he was here. I was told because no matter what mood I was in I always smiled. it's true, I can't keep a straight face to save my life. It was fun, but the hours were horrible for someone used to sleeping for long hours a majority of summer. My kitchen hours were from 0530 to 2200, no weekend just two days off after 14 days.
All and all I am glad for that experience, the fire was taken care of even though a lot of our hunting land was burnt, no animals were seen but birds and bears. I miss my friends I've made and may never see again. Another adventure closed but a new one soon to begin, I start my freshman year of college in a few weeks. Moving into the city, we'll see how that goes...
~ Peace with much love
PS I may have accidently lost the charger to my old laptop and I almost cried myself to death... I have multiple Sims games on there and it's all gone now...
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