Have you ever practiced something over and over and over that you become completely frustrated? I was shaking from the effort and just DONE with the whole situation. Its hard going from where I was "good" at everything... to to a new role where I am actually having difficulties. I didn't want to make an ass outta myself in front of the rest of the crew. Grrrr.....
In the meantime.... we got a phone call from our "squirrels on the street." (If you do EMS long enough, you have friends on the inside that keep you in the loop). Check out www.cnn.com. As of 1545 there is some "breaking news" nearby. The building collapse is about 5 minutes from our base. They haven't sent any helicopters yet, they haven't found anyone yet. Hopefully everyone made it out ok.
My partner and I are convinced that we are going to get me a tube tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me!