On Sunday I was off, so I ended up hiking Bunker Hill....TWICE!! It was really just that beautiful of a day.
The Weather has continued to be great, However MY next month has been ruined by the actions of a drug user.
Those on the island know about the Break-in at the OC building last month and the idiot who did it. Well he was a fisherman who just got off a boat and was staying at the hotel when the police followed a trail of blood and leaves to his door here. They arrested him and shipped him off. HOWEVER his luggage was left behind and placed in Lost and Found as is our policy. Well he is still in Jail so his mom called and asked us to ship it to her. So as is my duty, I donned some gloves and started packing it up for shipment. As I was going through the bags I suddenly felt a stabbing pain in my finger and pulled it out, only to find a hypodermic needle still attached. I quickly ripped it out and applied pressure to cause a it too "bleed out". Dan came over and we quickly got some iodine on it and called Security. I went straight to the Clinic and got put on a really Fun Anti-Viral named Combivir with lots of great side effects like headache, constipation, excessive tiredness and INSOMNIA. Basically you feel like Crap, are really tired, yet can not fall asleep. I have to be on it for 30 days. Oh Joy! Also got a tetanus booster and a Hepatitis Booster and have the sore arm to prove it.They are tracking the guy in Jail and ordered a blood test to see if he has anything that I have to worry about. Still Will not know the results for at least a week. However, Upon going through his bags there is enough there to easily tell that the needle was used for illicit purposes and not for diabetes. (Aluminum foil that is burnt, small empty plastic envelope, black soot residue on the bottom of spoon etc)
There is the rational part of me that knows that I have a low chance of getting anything from a needle that has not been used for a few weeks, then there is the Irrational Germaphobe Part of me that thought about cutting the finger off when I saw the needle sticking out of it. That is the same part that is adding to my insomnia. In the past three days I have slept about 10 hours TOTAL.
I'm just chalking this up to another reason to hate Drugs, and drug users. They are the most selfish worthless people on the planet. All they care about is themselves and their "needs". They are masters at manipulating family and friends, putting on shows that they "care". Here is a hint from someone who has been screwed over by them in the Past and now again. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU OR ANYONE ELSE. They will lie, cheat. steal and knife you in the back all to feed their addiction. They do not care WHO they hurt, and they will HURT YOU.
Anyway though, that pretty much ruined this week for me. Still it started out beautiful, and with God's Help and your Prayers I am sure all will be well.
Back to Bunker Hill Now.
As you can see the island is greening up quite nicely and the wildflowers are everywhere!
As are the Cute little ground squirrels!
The Classic Iconic Shot Of Dutch Harbor.
Pyramid, Westward and the New Small Boat Harbor.
And Eagles Everywhere.
I Hope all your weeks are better than mine, or that at least you had one day as wonderful as this!