Well, it has been quite a long past couple of months since I started Firefighter II,
I was glad to hear when I passed the written portion of NPQ, and for the past month we have been preparing and practicing skills for the skills portion of NPQ. The class was pushed out quite a bit longer than what it was supposed to take, we just did not have time to practice the skills before the original skills test date.
I was a bit disappointed to hear that we were not doing a live fire drill of the pressurized container portion of the skills. I was hoping that we would do that.
I should be able to post in a couple/few weeks with an update on whether I passed or not, as long as we don’t push it out again.
So this evening I was reading an article on LifeHacker for “The Best Credit Card for People Without Credit”. In my opinion, the article was short but sweet, and I was glad to see that the one recommended, was one that I have recently applied for and received.
The problem I have with the page, was the comments. The arguments people will get into over having or not having credit cards are pretty wild.
One of the comments mentioned “Saying “best credit card” is like saying “best incurable disease.”
There are quite a few people who believe credit cards are pure evil. However there are many people who use them on a regular basis without ever having any trouble. Most of the reasons people have trouble is that they use the card for everything, and don’t pay it off on a regular basis.
Nowadays it is hard to do anything without credit, some jobs even check your credit before they will hire you. Not to mention if you would like to buy a new car, or a house.
Yeah, I know, if you are buying a car, you need to pay cash, sure, I would like to see most people go to a car lot and buy a decent car of truck, and just whip out $30,000. You are not going to run into very many people who can.
Better yet, I want to see someone whip $100,000 or more to buy a home.
What do you think about this? Can you just whip out that kind of money?
I have had quite a busy week so far this week. I had a structure fire Monday morning before work, it pretty much wiped me out. I spent quite a bit of time pulling tin, so I was quite sore. I also had class after work so needless to say I was tired. I did receive my Certified Firefighter tag from the state finally, it actually took long to receive it than my Carry Permit.
Tuesday I had a fire review, and an extensive medical call.
Yesterday I had a little slower day, I also received my pass/fail back from the FFII test I took the other day. I passed, made my day.
So far today has been slow/simple, maybe it will stay that way.