In his own words- He leaves me laughing with this one- John’s Job Update dated December 2000

Well, it’s Friday December 15th, this is the last day of the academy. I should be gathering all my stuff from my locker and saying good-bye to all the friends I’ve made. Instead I’m sitting at my computer at home, typing out this email.

What happened?

Fortunately, I didn’t lose my job. I’m still employed by the Annapolis Fire Department. I have successfully completed the academy and – as the general consensus goes- am the academic leader. I’ve got my station assignment for field training, 36- Eastport, Engine Company. I know my schedule for next year. I’ve got my uniforms and gear, and all that happy stuff.

I’ve also got surgery scheduled for Tuesday December 19th to fix the tripod fracture of the right orbital bone in my face.

No, Mary didn’t haul off and smack me one… Stupid me passed out after getting a shot in the arm and took a header onto the concrete floor. I’m off work at least until Jan 2nd and have a peachy Christmas of swelling and Percocet to look forward to.



About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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