Thu August 13th, 2015

Day 340: Making those dolla dolla bills, y’all

What a god damn fucking hot day.

One of our crew members went down with heat exhaustion today, so I made sure to give my squad members enough breaks to rest up and water up, and they all performed wonderfully. It was hot, you guys, and we were mopping up very hot areas with very little shade. We did, however, complete our objectives and will earn our rest tonight.

I’m on the bus ride home now. The crew purchased about 5 pizzas from Pizza Hut, which they gave me cash for so I’ll be paying it on my credit card. We all deserve this. I want this. It’s been a long but amazing past ten days, and we’re all exhausted. I’m exhausted. I’m getting better being squad boss, making today go much smoother and easier stress-wise. There’s still a lot I have to learn and be cognizant of, but I know that stuff comes with time and more experience.

I’m having the time of my life, and I know I’m going to miss it tremendously because this will be my last fire of the season. I have to get back to work next week.

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