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Feb 2, 2010

Oh, I could just scream! I am on day 4 of having the kids at home during the day, and I checked my email tonight to find this gem posted below! What, is this a "Snow Month" instead of a snow day??? My kids are driving me nuts! And this is happening smack dab in the middle of my cleaning & purging operation (read: piles of stuff all over the house!). So now I can't get anything done for another day. And note how they plan on contacting us "by 5 a.m.", yeah, last time this happened first the home phone rang at 3 am, back to sleep, then my cell 20 mins later, finally my husband's cell phone at 3:30 a.m. Guess I will be turning off the cell phones tonight! Gotta love it when Old Man Winter hits the South.

Parents & Staff,

We realize all our students, staff, and parents are waiting for a decision on the status of school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3. The purpose of this email is to advise you how and when we will be making that decision.

Very early tomorrow morning, transportation supervisors will be traveling roads to assess conditions. It is our goal to make a decision by 5 a.m. and contact parents and staff immediately by phone and email. As soon as a decision is made, it will also be posted on the home page of the school division's web site vbschools.com. Additionally, we will inform local television stations for their early morning newscasts. Should school be open tomorrow, it will be operating on an adjusted dismissal schedule.

The bottom line is the weather conditions are such that we need to monitor the situation overnight. This isn't a perfect process and we ask your patience. In the end, safety is our all-important goal. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Jan 31, 2010

Garden Blogger's Death Day!

And I thought I wouldn't have a Death Day post in the winter.

The gory details...

Images of Dreams Dashed...

Good Tomato

Bad Tomato

Healthy Tomato

Terminally Ill Tomato

Will I try this again next year? You bet! I love the emotional turmoil of it all. I will be the only one telling the truth in the Hydroponics Store next year in asking for help growing my "tomatoes". Will also be the one dumping obscene amounts of money on some "sure-fire" way to grow tomatoes indoors, only I won't have all the ganja sale money to justify my expenditures, LOL, I'm on a mission now.