If you have visited us recently, you may have seen that all our previous Blog posts and the entries in our guest pages. are all gone. Due to a problem between the Weebly Site Builder and our podcast host, Podomatic, the site had to be moved to another server, costing us all those vital pages. Add to that, that I have been nearly bedridden for the past several weeks and we have had a dilemma.
It took two visits to the local ER for a diagnosis to finally be found and it was a toxic infection that I caught. Luckily, the nearest firehouse in my community is less than a half-mile from my home. Better yet, most of our brothers and sisters at Station and Engine 64, know that I'm a former firefighter and provided superb service and care, as did Rescue 80 and Rescue 95.
I can honestly say that the experience of being on the gurney, instead of being on bench, was a very strange feeling for me.
I can share this with you. If you have seen the movie, "JUMANJI - The Next Level," wonderful actor Danny DeVito has two lines that sum up my past few weeks. First he says, "Growing old sucks!" And in a way, I have to agree. But his second line that applies here is, "Growing old....is a blessing."
I'm on some heavy-duty antibiotics and I am getting better, but slowly. The terrific ER doctor I had this past Monday, advised that it will probably take the same ten days-to-two weeks to fully recover as I spent ill in bed, without knowing why. And right now, I look at each new day as a "blessing," and will continue to keep our efforts to help our Brothers and Sisters in dire need through 5-Alarm Task Force Corp.
Finally, we all know how difficult this past year has been. However, there are those who are much worse off than us and we owe it to our communities, to help those in need. I urge you to make any denomination of money that you can afford to donate to your local food bank or Feeding America.
We will rebuild this Blog! Stay tuned!