Well, it is that time of year! I have had three weekends in a row where I had some volunteer activity going on.
There was the Blacklands Triathlon where I was the radio ‘shadow’ for the bike technician. It was a rather uneventful event, so to speak. We only had three flats to deal with this year, and two were for the same guy. Talk about bad luck… or poor maintenance. 😉
Next I helped the City of Dallas move a bunch of boxes from the EOC to an off-site storage location. This was a hot sweaty way to spend a Saturday, but it was nice to help out the CERT team that has provided so much free training to me.
Finally, this past weekend was the Plano Balloon Festival. I did a couple of shifts of recovery and a shift of field operations. I was glad that I was able to work on the field on Saturday evening during the launch and then the ‘glow’ event. It was very cool to be in the middle of it all.
The event coordinator for the local amateur radio club told us about MANY events upcoming over the next couple of months. There is no rest for the wicked. 😀