Knowing that I would be leaving the university this spring, I decided that as soon as I was free of that responsibility, I would volunteer for the Custer County Search & Rescue. Doing so would have several benefits:
• Giving back to the community
• Meeting other outdoor-oriented people
• An incentive to stay in shape by hiking, mountain biking, etc.
• And, very likely, having some experiences worth blogging about.
I called the S&R number and left a message. Yesterday, while I was at the vet's office with Jack (bladder infection), someone called me back, leaving a message on the answering machine:
"We have a full complement of volunteers."
That sounds too much like, "Don't you call us, we'll call you." Why do I feel like I've been rejected by the cool kids? (Does anyone ever outgrow high school?)
So evidently I won't be the one finding the lost mushroom picker or Alzheimer's patient.