I just wanted to make a quick post since I've been so sparse the past week. That will probably continue for the first part of this week, but things should be starting to get back to normal soon.
My EMT practical on Saturday went well. It's a seven-station practical, including a surprise medical scenario, a surprise trauma scenario, four set skills, and one randomly selected skill. Each station is graded independently; you must complete each station to pass. At each station, there are an undisclosed number of points you must complete to satisfy. Also, there are 3-6 things that, if you do them, are enough to fail the station. So there's a lot of pressure. You do get a few re-takes, but they don't tell you what you did wrong in-between. Fortunately, I made it through the seven stations the first time through and passed! I also got all my course paperwork and found out I passed the class. The only thing left to do is to take the written state exam and then I can apply for my official certification as an EMT in Indiana. I'm also planning to take the national test, but that's two or three weeks down the road, most likely.
In other news, last night I cooked some bratwurst and then I sauteed it onions, garlic, coriander, hot peppers, and sauerkraut. It was so good I thought I would mention it in my blog.
Rose opted for toast and a couple boiled eggs instead.
And finally, I'll be applying most of my free energies over the next couple of days to wrapping up, "Terminal Instar," for Notes from Underground, the next anthology being presented by The Literary Lab for sale to benefit charity.
A number of other fine authors who are part of the Nevets.QST family are in that anthology as well, so be sure to keep your eyes on the LitLab's blog for news of its release.
Okay, back to work for me, assuming there are no more ambulance calls out to the slipper interstate! Had two within the first two and a half hours of being on-call tonight.