As has been the case on only a couple of occasions before now, I have found it rather difficult to come up with anything remotely of interest to talk about for this week.
I could give my take on what is happening with President Trump's impeachment trial in Washington D.C., but I don't feel like enticing the trolls. Nobody wins on this topic.
This week has been interesting thus far. It is unusual for me to cover two "disaster events," if I can call them that, during a week. To be honest, I can't remember the last time I actually went out on a fire or an MVA before last Monday. It's not very often that you see a dump truck on its side on U.S. 40 - with a full load of coal strewn about.
It's part of the excitement, though; it's a kind of subdued adrenaline that's pumping.
I like being the one to take the initiative on these stories. It helps Jared and Eric focus more on their own work. It's just a part of that teamwork I've talked about before.
I'm a little thankful that the only regular commitment I have this week is covering the Putnam County Public Library's board of trustees tonight. This is one which I can't miss, because I am looking forward to finally meeting the library's new director.
I have also been getting back into the swing of things with my online graduate coursework through Ball State. We started a couple of weeks ago, and I think it will be a good semester learning more about multimedia storytelling and public relations.
This is all that I can think about for this week's blog. I like to say that there is hardly a dull moment in this job. We do have lulls, however, but this is not always a bad thing.
I'm content when I can just listen to the scanner and work on obits, press releases and letters to the editor as they come in. I'll get more excited when GFD's engine rolls by.