Thanks! I thought it was best to grab the bull by the horns rather than wait until I was submerged. My family has been wonderful through all of this, but it will be nice to chat with people who are in the same place I am.
val, welcome to the group, i see you've jumped in already, good for you.. as you've seen, the sites fun and has interesting discussions.. it's nice seeing how other departments and countries work, but i love seeing all the different apparatus used all over the world.. a FF that has a good women at home has the most important support he'll ever need.. a volunteer dept is built on the strong support of the home front, take it from someone whos done it both was..
bless you and the family..
ps:my wife thinks it's hot too lmao..