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Old 2018-12-03, 11:57 PM   #29191
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Drive north until the pavement ends
...then turn left.
That is sheer awesomeness !
You are epic Eric !

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Old 2018-12-04, 07:29 PM   #29192
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Wow. You can practically taste the Arctic circle from there. They never have less than 6 hours of daylight. How can that be?
You still have roughly 7.5 degrees of latitude to go before the arctic circle. Though you are reminding me of my "discussions" *read arguments* with my flat-earther grade 7 science teacher who was convinced that no matter where you were on the earth the sun always set in the west and arose in the east every day, despite the obvious seasonal differences where we lived.

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Thanks Saskatchewanian for pushing me back into maps contemplation and day dreaming.
What lead you there ? Business or pleasure?
We took a work truck, we said I was going to help setup a new sharepoint site for the FPA, but really I went more as an extra driver, and because it was on my bucket list, and I *might* be getting a different job in February so this may have been my one and only chance to go with work.
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Old 2018-12-04, 07:41 PM   #29193
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That is sheer awesomeness !
You are epic Eric !

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Thank you.

I was told before we left that we had to turn left at the stop sign. I still exclaimed "There's a stop sign!" when we got there and the girls looked at me like "Yah, we told you there would be a stop sign." When we got back into cell service I got this sent to my facebook:



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Old 2018-12-05, 12:05 AM   #29194
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You still have roughly 7.5 degrees of latitude to go before the arctic circle.
Yeah, when I wrote that for some reason I thought the Arctic Circle was at 60 degrees. I later realized it must be something more like 90-23.5 degrees or 66.5 degrees. Old people don't think too clearly.
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You still have roughly 7.5 degrees of latitude to go before the arctic circle. Though you are reminding me of my "discussions" *read arguments* with my flat-earther grade 7 science teacher who was convinced that no matter where you were on the earth the sun always set in the west and arose in the east every day, despite the obvious seasonal differences where we lived.



We took a work truck, we said I was going to help setup a new sharepoint site for the FPA, but really I went more as an extra driver, and because it was on my bucket list, and I *might* be getting a different job in February so this may have been my one and only chance to go with work.
I feel like you get a new job every year or two, but maybe I'm just too out of touch.
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I feel like you get a new job every year or two, but maybe I'm just too out of touch.
I worked seasonally for Wildfire Management for years. In the off seasons I had been a server/cashier, commercial fisherman, WWOOFer on an avocado farm, cook, firefighter in Australia, Invasive weed specialist in New Zealand, full time student, and a bunch of other odd jobs/temp stuff. All the time going back to fighting fires in the summers. I've had my current position since spring 2016 and have been year-round since spring 2017.

I like to keep things interesting. Like Harper's signature sates:
Change is good. Bills are better.

I feel like I've figured out this job. I really like it but I don't feel like I am learning a lot from my current position any more and it's time to expand my horizons again. My current plan it to become the Forest Protection Officer here in La Ronge in 3-5 years when Wes retires.

My bosses position is going to be advertised again in the new year (my new boss had a short tenure as he got a Parks Manager job where his family is) I'll probably go for it if I don't get the federal job. I would love to do it as a term but I don't know if the managers would go for that. My current job would be hard to give up on a permanent basis. I'm sure I am happier as a Duty Officer than I would be as a Fire Coordinator, but If I eventually want to be FPO...

If I do get a term position somewhere our tech specialist is eyeing my job for a term, which would work great as she is very competent and capable but lacking a bit of confidence. I'm not sure who would cover her job, possibly one of my Areal Observers (who is overqualified for their current job, but working towards getting an Air Attack position).

It's an interesting time to be in the fire industry. At least here in Sask there are plenty of opportunities for movement.

What a time to be alive
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