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Ernesto & Carolinas

By: carolinagal, 12:17 PM GMT on August 30, 2006

Since my school blog is old news for most of us, it is time to begin a new blog anyway.
However - Karen, sandi, & others have yet to begin - so continue to wish them a Good Year!

If someone else wants to begin a Carolina storm blog, I won't mind. There's a chance I won't be around too much during the day anyway. But in the meantime - here is a place to post some thoughts on the Carolinas.

Ernesto has moved on. My thoughts and prayers are with folks in NC and VA. Continue to check in with CoopsWife & others to get the latest.

I will continue to watch the advisories - but have an idea for a new blog later this morning.

One of the casualties of Ernesto is that my household is a bit lazy today. My girls have school delayed for one hour this morning - and we are in a bigger than usual rush to get ready.
Otherwise - my rain gauge says 4.4 inches of rain. So far I don't see any branches in my yard - just a few wet leaves on the windows and plenty of wet pine cones. I may find a few flooded streets on my way out this morning - but that's not too unusual.

I'm afraid that Ernesto will not be so kind to those in the path today.

Marine data - buoy map
Chesapeake Bay buoys
Southeast radar


Tropical Storm Public Advisory
Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on September 01, 2006

...Ernesto weakening over eastern North Carolina but still producing tropical storm force winds and heavy rains...
At 5 am EDT...0900 UTC...the Hurricane Watch from South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Lookout North Carolina has been discontinued...and the Tropical Storm Warning from South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Fear North Carolina has been discontinued.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from north of Cape Fear North Carolina to Currituck Beach Light including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. Gale warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay north of the Tropical Storm Warning area due to a strong pressure gradient north of Ernesto.


Updated: 12:20 PM GMT on September 01, 2006

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readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic

By: carolinagal, 4:53 AM GMT on August 14, 2006



School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days.
'Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic,
Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.
You were my queen in calico,
I was your bashful barefoot beau,
And you wrote on my slate,
'I love you, Joe,'
When we were a couple of kids.


I have hummed this tune many times, but didn't really know that the correct title is "When we were a couple of kids" composed by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards and first heard in 1907. Guess I never hummed past the first four lines.


It is that time of year. Although some of you have more summer left, Georgetown children will soon join the ranks of those who have already begun the 2006-07 school year.

Here is the question for this blog:
What do you remember about the first day of school?

For 28 years as a classroom teacher - I worked hard to prepare the room, etc. for that all-important first day. As a mom, I've had about 8 years of getting my daughters ready for that first day. But as I think about it - I personally don't have ANY memories of a first day of school. My mom tells me that I cried on the first day of first grade - because I didn't learn to read on the first day. But I don't remember that. SO, is it really a big deal to get ready for the "First Day of School?"

I DO remember that first day of college - and watching my parents' car drive away.... Maybe you have some college stories.

Maybe you have some tips for those students. While searching a bit, I found this interesting link. I don't know who the Phantom Professor is, but his blogspot gives some excellent advice for the new college student.

Phantom Professor

Updated: 12:43 PM GMT on August 21, 2006

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