Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Right now....wondering if I'm going to have a job in a media center. Job cuts county-wide.Teacher lay offs. Media specialist's being offered 50% positions. Who could live on 50% pay? I really don't want to go back into the classroom, but I DO have seniority and the degree.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Response to Pizza

You recently posted your New Year's Resolutions.
I agree will all of them, but I would be a failure because
I know I wouldn't keep them very long. I am a weak soul.

It's so sad.

Friday, June 19, 2009


It's time to dust off the blog in preparation of posting our vacation picts.
It serves as a diary and safekeeping of memories.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Staff Cuts

With the economy so bad schools is Florida have had to slash budgets.
Our schools have had to pare budgets by as much as 6% and cut positions.
Found out today the 3 teachers are surplussed and all para except 3 are being cut. There are going to be a lot of changes in order to run a school now. A lot more people are going to have to step up and do more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


In less than a month I'm losing Betsy. She is invaluable and she's moving to Georgia. She hasn't told administration yet because she hadn't gotten her first paycheck till last week. I run through the possible replacements at the school and there aren't many I would want. I'm afraid the the person I might get is just awful. Not a good fit.
It's depressing.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

June 19th-Home Again...Jiggity Jog

Drove from Macon, Ga to home. Gas prices range from $4.19 to $3.86.
We picked up Dixie from the Vet and came on home. There was a huge shovel poking out from behind our canal hedge! Oh My!

It is huge and they are dredging the canal.

Two guys work it. One to scoop and dump the sand/sludge on the banks. The other guy sits on a chair and when the barge needs to be moved, the bucket lifts up the big anchor poles high enough that the chair guys puts a pin through it.

Then the operator uses the bucket to pull the barge along, then reset the anchor poles and start scooping in another patch.

Everyone's sprinkler stuff in the canal is broken. We saved the end filter thing. The canal water is really muddy.

June 18th-Up and Over

We decided to go over the Mountain to Cherokee through the park. We hadn't done this for years. They are paving the road to Gatlinburg and so the left lane was blocked. It took 45 min just to get from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. Finally started up the park. Speed maybe 35 mph because of the grade and turns. I was happy to go slow, but Blaine doesn't like to follow anyone.

Motor cycles everywhere. There must have been a rally or conference somewhere. I guess we must have seen over 200 and they travel in swarms of at least 6. We went past Clingman's Dome. In past years we might have climbed to the top, but with my bum knee, no.

Beautiful views.

Beautiful wildflowers.

Once over to Cherokee we set to go to Blairsville, Ga where my clerk has built a house. Several of our Winston Park people have bought land/build there. Teachers and police retire there.

She lives on Mountain Top road and it reminded me of the road last year to the cabin S&R rented. Narrow and up. We never did find the house and Blaine was afraid to travel on the road. We plugged in how to get to I-75 at Atlanta. We went from a 2-lane 35 mph road to a 12 lane 70mph road.

We discovered that we are not mountain people, but hill folks. Can't imagine why/how anyone could drive on those roads and if there were the slightest bit of ice, we would slide off.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17th, Tuesday

We came to Gatlinburg today. Weather is beautiful and not that busy. The 'season' doesn't start till the 4th of July.

Christmas Place is wonderful for all of the ideas and colors. Since we have a room at the Hampton, I can wander to my hearts content as Blaine has a place to rest and I can walk home.

This evening we went in to Gatlinburg. This year they have street musicians. Old Timey bands, cloggers, dulcimer players. It's a nice addition. It was a test of my walking. Up/down and uneven surfaces. Nothing tempting me to buy...except the taffy, the fudge, and the funnel cakes. I got past them all.

My pictures won't load with the motel computer connection. :-(
I was able to upload some photos to Flickr.