Michael, turn the scanner down!
The life of an on scene support wife. It's 24/7 and for the most part it's usually quiet around the house except for our three small barking dogs. When the scanner blares, it doesn't matter where we are: a personal doctors appointment, or dinner at Michael J's restaurant, the sound alarms everyone nearby. Curiosity and inquisitive looks glance our way and Mike is quick to turn the sound down while staying in tune with the chatter. On a normal day it's usually domestic matters that don't require his assistance, or maybe just a hospital transfer. That is the joy of living in a quiet mountain resort community. Unless the weather is questionable and the uncertain happens. Fire. Flood. Search and Rescue. A highway closure from a major accident, or a downed airplane. In an instant, a quiet meal out becomes a to-go box on the run to be where needed. Our county size puts miles on the truck. For anyone not familiar with Lincoln County New Mexico, we are a two hour drive end to end of each county side with a 12,000' mountain top sitting in the middle of it all. Our weather can range from 102 degrees in the summer to a minus 12 in the winter. Oftentimes a four wheel drive is the only way to reach many incidences. Mike has been a real trooper to weather the conditions, providing hydration and nourishment for the first responders who are caring for the precarious. When the call comes in, he goes out!