This isn't the post I'd planned to write this evening. I was planning a piece on rooftop safety, but I'm sitting at a desk in my digs for the weekend and starting to get drowsy.
If you know me on Facebook, you'll know it's been a busy week. I had the community gathering in Tatura on Monday night (I've blogged a copy of my remarks there previously). On Wednesday there was a Ministerial event in Shepparton, where the Emergency Services Minister came up to formally handover a storm trailer to Shepparton Rescue and Tatura SES. I was up early for that event to be sure I had enough time to wash our truck and take it over. It was odd to find myself one of the people named at the event - even now it can be a surprise to find I'm the unit controller! The Shepparton News did a good writeup on the event here, and they even supplied video:
Today I've come down to Creswick for the Peer Support training weekend. I met Lisa and Ian, two other peers, at the SES shed in Tatura; when I got there I was touched that some nice person had left a bag of fresh-picked mandarins on the doorstep:
I know what we do is valued, but it feels good to have it said in gestures like this.Many thanks to the generous (and anonymous) person who left a bag of fresh picked mandarins at the door of our shed! pic.twitter.com/4u2KsI7O91— TaturaSES (@TaturaSES) August 26, 2016
Anyway, I have sleep to catch up on. Hope your fridays are going well!