Well, I came into work today after a business trip to find that two things had arrived: my business cards and my fire boots! Yay! My business cards aren't special or anything, but I hadn't gotten any before because they don't get business cards for everyone here. Now that I'm doing more outreach, I get some. So I feel like a real professional (notice I said "feel like" not "am").
My fire boots were even more exciting. If I'm going to be going out on fires, I have to have these boots because they are fire resistant. The IMET program pays for them, which is good because the price tag on the box was $389!!! That is only slightly cheaper than my wedding dress!! More exclamation points for emphasis!!!
Anyway, here they are (women's smoke jumper boots). I was a little disappointed that they were not as comfortable as I had thought; I guess when they fitted me, they used a larger (and therefore more comfortable) boot. But I am hoping as I break them in they'll get more and more comfy. Now for some hiking. Hopefully I don't over do it and get blisters the size of Canada.