Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Yrs Eve was good...

My New Yrs Eve involved work.
Now don't feel bad for was the first time since 1984 that I've been out on New Years Eve.

We had a hoot at work.
The county cop radio kept us very entertained.
My evening started with a trip to the boat landing near work where I was able to photograph the great river, the Mississippi.

I'm hoping to begin to see the bald eagles who gather each year on the ice and get a photo of them.
Last year one of our guards counted 74 eagles before she lost track.

Back to the radio.
New Year's Eve started out with a wild domestic. Tragic and funny in a way. The wife beat up the hubby.
Hubby ran from his house and called the cops with his cell phone.

Hubby suffered bites, cuts, bruises, sprayed with oven cleaner, and whatnot. Said 'she was on a roll' tonight.

She called 911 and said her hubby was trying to break into the house.
Actually, it was some officers knocking on her door.
She wouldn't look out the window and insisted otherwise.

Hubby then refused treatment. Later he decided he should get some medical attention.

The county cops said they were very familiar with 'the victim' and the female.
The female then called the county and said 'she wouldn't go without a fight'.
Later she called and said 'she'd go peacefully.'
Later she called and said 'she had no idea what was going on.'

We never got the 'end' of the story, but I'm sure it will be posted in the local news.

At work we ate pumpkin pie, shared stories, and had some chuckles.
Yes we worked!
Yes we even had a drill and I was tested to see how I would respond.

My point?
I really do enjoy my job, even if it means working some holidays.

As I drove home at Midnight, I was able to pull over on the top of the Genoa Hill and Harder Hill and watch the fireworks in Lacrosse.
Now isn't that cool???

Have a great day, I'm going to.
2008 is gone, Happy 2009.
No regrets, no resolutions.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~Bill Vaughan


  1. I think it is so fun that you have such fun with work... in a serious way of course. Hope you get the eagle shots they are magnificent.

  2. Are you sure you're not living here in Georgia with me? ;) Funny story!

    Happy New Year, Val!