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This is something I would be interested in if it weren’t on a weeknight.  Too much goes on during the week for me to drive to Savannah. 😦







The National Weather Service Office in Charleston, SC, in conjunction with the

Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, will be offering a Weather

Spotter Training Class on November 6, 2009. The cost of the training is


FREE , but space is limited. If you are a weather enthusiast, and are interested in this

great opportunity to serve your community, be sure to reserve your spot by

November 5

th, 2008.  Weather spotters have served as the “eyes” of the National Weather Service for

more than 60 years, assisting in the process to warn their communities of

potentially hazardous weather. Although the National Weather Service utilizes

the cutting edge technology, such as: Doppler Radar and hi-resolution satellite

imagery, nothing has proven more effective than the human eye to observe and

report adverse weather.

This training session will last approximately 90 minutes, and will focus on

preparing individuals to report severe weather, including: funnel clouds,

tornadoes, hail, damaging wind and flooding rainfall. In addition, the importance

of weather safety when observing and reporting critical weather will be


We look forward to seeing you on November 6th.

Training Details



Chatham County Annex; 295 Police Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA



6:30 PM



Dustin Hetzel @ (912) 201-4500 or DJHetzel@chathamcounty.org to


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Holly has decided officially to stay on through May.  She signed up for just one semester, in case she got tooo homesick, or just didn’t like the reality of America.  last night she told us all that she wants to stay here.  She has to of course go through all the channels and get her visa extended and all that paperwork. 

Holly staying gives us more time to take her to all the places we want to go.  I think we’ll go to Helen in the spring.  We’ll also try to take her to the Renaissance Festival.  Of course, we’ll also go to Disney and Epcot maybe during spring break.  Maybe we can also go to Jekyll Island, Ga. and wherever else Holly might want to see around the state.

We must be doing something right.  Herman, Katie and I have done a lot to make her feel at home.  I think it helps that she has made several friends and is involved in activities at school.  She has her first Cross Country meet this afternoon.  Katie and I are going to watch.  It is lucky that band and flag practice was cancelled because we have a no football game this week.  Katie’s boyfriend, Cameron is also coming to watch the meet. 

I’m not sure if Herman will get to be there.  He has quite a bit going on at work this month.  He leaves for Vegas for a week and then he goes to Boston for 3 days.  Even when he is in town, we haven’t been seeing a lot of him lately.  But I keep reminding myself that it always something big this time of year in the computer business.  So many businesses are updating things or moving things/data/equipment around during the 4th quarter each year.  Of course, during April and May nothing much is going on, so we get to travel and have fun then.

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The goal of Lose for Good is simple: To help make the world a healthier place. For every pound of weight lost with Weight Watchers between 9/7/08 and 10/18/08, Weight Watchers will donate the equivalent of one pound of food, up to one

million dollars*, to one of two organizations: Share Our Strength, the leading organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry, and Action Against Hunger, which brings immediate and long-term solutions for hunger to populations around the world. Find out more by visiting a Weight Watchers meeting or go to Lose for Good on our website.

Hopefully, I can lose quite a few pounds myself and help out a good cause at the same time.

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Someone really needs to open a Chick-fil-a in or nearer to Swainsboro.  They are doing the free chicken thing again.  This time it’s Cheer For Chicken.

This is from the official rules and F.A.Q.s……..   What is the Promotional Offer?

Visit any participating Chick-fil-A restaurant wearing your favorite football team’s attire or logo on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. until close and get one free order of our new Chick-n-Strips (3-count). Limit one order per person while supplies last.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To receive one (1) free three-count order of Chick-n-Strips (“Chick-n-Strips”) while supplies last, eligible participants should visit participating Chick-fil-A locations from 10:30 AM until close on September 1, 2008 wearing at least one visible article of clothing that contains any football team logo or collegiate logo and mention this Promotion. Hours of operation may vary by location.

ELIGIBILITY: Offer available only to legal U.S. residents of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Limit one free three-count order of Chick-n-Strips per person, regardless of location and/or number of visits, while supplies last. http://www.cheerforchicken.com/home/rules

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We now have two weeks until Holly arrives.  I still haven’t gotten a specific time/day of arrival,  but I will go this morning to register and enroll her at the high school.  I told my area rep. last night that I wasn’t sure how to do that because I registered Katie back in 1997 and haven’t had to do anything since.  Everything has always been handled for me by the various schools.  It should be very interesting to say the least. 

Preparations for Holly now feel the same as actually moving day.  I feel like I am in the middle of moving.  Her room is almost ready, but now I am faced with extra stuff in almost every part of the rest of the house.  It’s our chance to really get rid of a lot of clutter.  I think I have at least one bag of clothes for Goodwill. 

 What makes it a little bit harder is that Katie won’t be around the next two weeks either.  She leaves next Tuesday morning to go to 4-H State Congress and won’t be back until Friday afternoon.  Then the following week she has band camp from 8 am until 5 pm each day. And then it’s time for Holly’s arrival and the week after that it’s back to school.

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It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything new.  I’ve been busy the past few days tending to sick people (Herman), picking up children from camp ( had to go out to Tybee Island Friday to pick up Katie from 4-H camp ) and getting things ready for Holly’s arrival.  Tomorrow I plan to finish cleaning out the closet and emptying the drawers in Holly’s room.  It’s amazing what’s involved having a guest come to stay for an extended time.  We’ve had guests in the past but only for a couple of days, never this long. 

Everyone wants to meet Holly I am finding out, neighbors and family alike.  I think we might have a cook-out or something to welcome her after she gets settled in.  We’ll invite people from around town so that they can meet her and she can meet some people close to her own age.

Holly and the beginning of school will be here before we know what has hit us.  We are really excited to show her our little corner of America.  We’re planning to take her to places like The Crab Shack on Tybee, Coleman’s Lake, and also getting season tickets for the home football games.  We go to all the games ( home & away ) so we can cheer on the team ( Swainsboro Tigers ) and watch Katie performance during half-time.

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It’s times like this that I wish I lived closer to a Chick-fil-a.  We used to live within walking distance of one.  Now for us it’s a half hour drive or so, we’d have to go to Dublin or Statesboro.  I found out that July 11th is Cow Appreciation Day.  All you have to do is dress like a cow and go into the restaurant and they’ll give you a combo meal. This can be done breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Here are a couple of links that not only explain all the rules, but also a section with tips (cow tipping ) on how to dress like a cow, some are actually do-able and won’t cause total embarrassment.



There is also a something for those “too chicken” to dress the part :

“Not up for sporting the full cow look? Partial cow attire will still get you a complimentary entrée. Request a tall, cool Dr Pepper with your Chick-fil-A and complete your meal.” — From an e-mail I received.

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