...thus far, the good:
I had a very full and satisfying day in service to the men and women who serve and protect us-men and women police and firefighters from around the world, here for the World Police & Fire Games. As I mentioned before, I am working transportation dispatch for the games and let me tell you, it's crazy busy. I am helping coordinate transportation for Games officials and VIPs, Athletes, equipment and just about anything and everything that needs moving from one place to another quickly and efficiently.
I've met some lovely people and it was so wonderful to hear other languages being spoken today, some of which I understood in part (French and Spanish) and some I just enjoyed listening to (German and Swedish). I love being in the middle of a diverse group of people and getting to make them feel welcome and helping to make their experience here a good one. Nothing makes me happier. I am really enjoying what I am doing. It's hard work, but I love it.
Unfortunately, Indy, my beloved Lab is sick. We don't know what's wrong, but while I was away today, my husband had to take him to the emergency vet. He had some blood drawn and the vet gave him some pills and special food. I am praying it's just a bug that blows over quickly. I cannot bear the thought that it might be something more serious. That would completely undo me. They are going to call tomorrow with the results of the tests. Of course I found out all this had happened when I called to tell my husband I was on my way home at the end of the day and it was all I could do not to cry the whole way home. Please hold good thoughts for my sweet boy.
A large group of Norwegians wandering around with Viking helmets on. Now that's not something you see every day!
Tomorrow I am on shift at 6 a.m. I am exhausted and heading to bed so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow. I will try and snap some pics so I can share with you all. It really is quite an event!