I suspect that the my life as a Firewife, in these times of tweety pages and bliggity blogs and facey spaces, may be different than my firewife predecessors.
My charming Firehubby is in frequent communication with me (and the rest of the world via his blog sidebar, twitter, facebook…) via cell phone. It’s nice to be in touch when he is gone for 24-72 hours at a time and is 75 miles away.
Often I get twitpics sent to my phone. This is interesting I must admit, but can be a bit unnerving at other times.
But at the same time this can be a bit too much information for this firewife.
You see, I hate knowing when Firehubby is ACTUALLY on a call on our So.
If you have ever seen an accident on our freeways, you will have noticed an interesting phenomenon. That is, if you are in the opposite lanes of the accident, heading the opposite direction, EVERYONE will slow to about 2 to 5 miles per hour and take a turn checking out the action. Rubber necking. Gawkers block. Everyone else got to see it, go for it!
But, when one is driving directly past the accident, you know, in the next lane, it is best to go ahead and whiz by at a good 65 to 90 miles per hour. Those fire engines are just an annoyance. Hey, there are important places to go and people to see!!!
So for me, getting an “at-the-moment” message that Firehubby is in danger is not so great. You see, denial does serve me well.
If I don’t know about it…then, I don’t worry!
Blissful ignorance. Love it.
(just added these because I thought they were cool )
Now, I sometimes get telephone calls that go something like this…
Those are the times that I distract myself by cleaning the house. (Never know when the fire chief is going to knock on the door with bad news.)
I know, I know that’s terrible. But, my protective “denial bubble” gets burst. It can be pretty fragile.
Well, what inspired me to write this post tonight?
“…on scene of assault…suspect still in house up street with guns…”
Then I laid my weary head down for bed, said a prayer for my sweet Firehubby, and tried to drift off to sleep… (oh yeah, that is after I blogged about it!)