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Yesterday was election day.  Holly and I went in to vote around 2 pm.  There was absolutely no line.  I thought it was important for Holly to see the American electoral process in action.  I am not going to tell you who I voted for, but let’s just say that my side didn’t win in every political race.  i was very surprised that no even questioned my having Holly at the voting terminal with me, but I guess that is small town American South for you.  They actually at first thought she was there to vote.

Here are the election resultes from Swainsboro, Georgia as printed in the local paper, The Forest Blade .

Emanuel County preliminary election results are in
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:09 PM EST
As of press time on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 13 of 14 precincts reported their unofficial and incomplete voting results. The fourteenth precinct is the provisional precinct, which is where those with difficulty voting are counted. The results for that precinct will be available Thursday.

For County Commissioner District 3, Democratic Incumbent Brad Hooks received 679 votes or 41.28%. Republican Hugh Foskey received 965 votes or 58.66%. There was one write in or 0.06% of the vote.

For Board of Education District 1, Democratic Incumbent Loy D. Cowart received 828 votes or 74.19%. Republican Kennedy Lacue received 287 votes or 25.72%. There was one write in or 0.09% of the vote.

For State House Representative 156, Republican Incumbent Butch Parrish received 5066 votes or 70.99%. Democrat Jonathan McCollar received 2068 votes or 28.98%. There were two write ins or 0.03% of the vote.

For U.S. House 12 Congress, Democratic Incumbent John Barrow received 4283 votes or 55.2%. Republican John Stone received 3474 votes or 44.77%. There were two write ins for 0.03% of the vote.

For President of the United States, Republican John McCain received 5105 votes or 61.96%. Democrat Barack Obama received 3060 votes or 37.14%. Libertarian Bob Barr received 56 votes or 0.68%. There were 18 write ins for 0.22% of the vote.

For U.S. Senate, Republican Incumbent Saxby Chamblis received 4289 votes or 59.61%. Democrat Jim Martin received 3073 votes or 40.78%. Independent Allen Buckley received 171 votes or 2.27%. There were three write ins for 0.04% of the vote.

Copyright © 2008 – The Forest Blade

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One of my favorite magazines is coming to TV tonight !!!!  Thank heaven for TIVO as I will be trying to stay dry at the SwainsboroDublin game tonight ..  Go Tigers !!!!  

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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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Holly has now been at our house for a little over a month.  It feels like she has been here longer, but in a good way.  We seem to be trying to pack as much as possible into every day lately. Things are going very well I think.  She is fitting in nicely both at home and at school.  This week, she will run in her first Cross Country meet.  We are very excited about it.  I think she will do very well.  She is always one of the top 4 or 5 girls that finish when they run races during practice.  At the football games of course, she’s like every other teenager and doesn’t want to sit with us in the reserved section, which might as well be called the grown-up section.  She has made quite a few close friends on her own and goes off with them frequently on the weekends.  She now has a cell phone, so I don’t worry about her as much. 

We found her a small TV for her room, so she can explore the wonders of American television.  She often joins us in the living room during the afternoon and evenings to watch things, but this way, she can watch or listen to all that MTV has to offer while she does homework.  Just like every other American teenager,  I suppose.

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It has been an exciting week this week. I had to miss last week’s scrimmage game with Westside, but we won.  I’ll have to find out the exact score, but I think it was like 32-7.

Katie & Kelly visit the stands during 3rd quarter

Katie & Kelly visit the stands during 3rd quarter

Katie had her first danceline performance of the season Friday night .  It’s our first away game at Bleckley High Schoolin Cochran. Katie travelled with the band to the game and probably ride back on the bus as well.  Holly and I made the trek on our own.  It was  a good game, everyone was pumped about the win.  Swainsboro beat the Royals 27 to nothing.

Holly decided last week that she wanted to go out for the high school’s cross country team. So I took her to get her physical Monday and at tryouts, she was the second place girl.  She wasn’t even feeling well that day either. I’ll try and take some more pics at the meet.  She is quite a runner.  The coach is very happy that she came out for the team.  It seems that there aren’t many girls who like to do long distance running at the school.

SHS Cross Country team stretches after practice

SHS Cross Country team stretches after practice

Both girls are doing well in their classes.  Holly struggles from time to time with the language barrier, but it’s getting easier and easier every day.  We went to the mall on Saturday to hunt for shoes and other neccessities ( an Abercromie t-shirt, a hoodie, etc. ) .  As of today, we are still hunting for a new pair of Converse for Holly.  She knows what she wants, we just can’t find them in a store yet.  Sometimes that’s the drawback of living in a small town.

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Kat was featured this week in The Forest-Blade (our only local paper ) for winning first and mastering in her project area at the State 4-H Congress last month.  Her project area was Companion Animal Sciences.  We of course are very proud of her and I’m going to buy a few more copies of the paper, so I can frame the article, etc.

Kat with fellow 1st place winner, Whitney Bush

Kat with fellow 1st place winner, Whitney Bush

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We have been very busy this week since Holly’s arrival.  She arrived August 1st.  It was a long night due to the fact that her flight was delayed two hours and they didn’t have any of her bags. 

Waiting for Holly's Arrival

Waiting for Holly's Arrival

The airline delivered her luggage in two trips – the first on Saturday afternoon around 4ish and the other about  11:30 PM on Saturday night.  I know because I was awake after giving the 2nd courier directions around 10 PM.  It took all of us all weekend to recover from the events at the airport.

By Monday we were showing Holly around town.  We spread out the sights over a few days.  Tuesday and Thursday, Holly accompanied Katie to Band camp and Wednesday both girls went to Open House.  Friday was the first day of school and Holly had already met many people at school.  I’m glad she was able to ease into the chaos of high school.  I know she’s in a high school type setting at home, but I think it is probably a little overwhelming being in a high school and being surrounded by people speaking in a foreign language. 

Everyone keeps asking if Holly speaks English.  She speaks English very well.  Of course she struggles for the correct word every now and again, but other than that she is doing well.  I think she is fitting into our family very well. 

Lounging On Tybee

Lounging On Tybee

 

 

This past weekend we went to Tybee Island and spent time with the other exchange students.  Herman, Katie, Holly and I had a condo, so everyone had a place to clean up after the beach on Sunday.  Our area representatives were there as well as Jessica, whose family is hosting one of the other exchange students. There are 5 total that are going to Swainsboro High School right now – one from Norway, one from Brazil, one from Italy, and two from Germany including our Holly.  The students all seem very friendly, except for the boy from Germany who is very shy and doesn’t say much in English.  All the students enjoyed hanging out on the beach. 

We also took Holly to see The Dark Knight, which wasn’t out in Germany when she left.  Holly also wanted to do some shopping, so we took them to Savannah Mall  and Oglethorpe Mall.  I have to plan a day to go to Atlanta to do some real shopping soon

I think I almost have my house back together again after moving all of my stuff out of Holly’s room.

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