Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun and Games at the K.B.F.P.D.

It isn't all toil and trouble at the Kinda Big Fire Protection District. On rare occasions, we have fun.

While coming back from drill one day, we were driving by a property that is usually gated and sealed up. This time, the gate was open and the resident was out in the yard. We stopped and said hi, he made the mistake of being friendly and speaking with us, We were there for over an hour, looking at his private collection of cool stuff. Here, two of the crew try out his hand car. The track goes around the perimeter of his property and shows off some of the buildings and collections that he has.

One of several "Old Timey" buildings that are part of his collection. We had to forcibly remove our engineer from the saloon, PBR is his favorite brand.

On a different note, I love taking pictures. I bought a Canon SX10 Is back in June. It is a great camera and I have been having a lot of fun with it. I would, however, like to upgrade to a DSLR, as I would like to be able to change lenses, have more manual operating options etc.

I have been stashing cash away for a few years to do some more mods to my jeep. I am really close to getting the work done, but now I am debating whether to deplete my jeep fund and get a DSLR camera or just get my jeep done and hold off on the camera.

Or, I could finally buy some shoes for the kids. Not. Shoes are overrated.

Here is a picture of my evil twin brother Morris holding my current camera, which I acquired back in June. It's pretty cool I guess, I just think a DSLR would allow me to express my artsy-fartsy side a little better. Moe, haven't you heard of whitening strips?  BTW, I want my sport jacket back!

Have a great weekend for those of you who aren't on shift.

Thanks for reading,



  1. Hey Capt. if possible, would / could you please send me an e-mail address? I have a pic I really think you'd enjoy. we / I enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with you guys out there. We also appreciate you checking in on our. Keep up the good work and stay safe. Captain Wines

  2. Of course Capt. Wines, I can be reached at

    I enjoy your blog as well. I have to believe that your organization is a little more in tune with the social networking thing than we are out here.

    Too many lawyers I guess.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  3. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    You have inspired me, along with The Observer, to get my camera back out! We'll see if I can take any pictures worth blogging.

    The field trip was obviously too good to pass up. Wish I'd been there.

    Ann T.

  4. I would miss all the shots if I had to change lenses! Have a great weekend Capt!

  5. I like my little camera. It fits in any pocket and I just point it at things and push the button on top. Photography is a form of note-taking for me, not a hobby.