Monday, July 5, 2010. My 16th anniversary with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. I’m just wrapping up a vacation, so I didn’t have to spend it at work! I ended up spending most of it on the top of a hot, dusty hilltop in Kings County, assisting Ted install a wireless link.

I’m in full Okie mode here – funky sun hat, khaki green Tshirt from the Sheriff’s Department, and peeling paint on my old Ford pickup truck.  All I need now is a can of beer!  Pepsi had to do, however, since I don’t drink.  And I’m not really an Okie, but it’s my family heritage.   Gotta keep up the traditions as best I can, you know.

Here are some more pictures of the day.