Firefighter training started last night. It's a 90-hour class that will be finished before Thanksgiving. If I remember right, from my college days, 90 hours is two college courses-worth that we will finish in 10 weeks - meaning 9 hours a week of classes. Many weeks is two evenings of class. Several Saturdays will disappear this fall for training. Lunchtime errands will disappear to homework. In fact, it's looking like this entire fall will disappear in a blur of fire training.
The class has 32 people, of which 6 are women. The 26 guys look like their average age is about 14. Seriously. The instructor asked how many of us were over 21 and it wasn't many! I'm still looking forward to it.
Gotta go! I have homework to do before tonight's class.
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