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    I love berries. I have never had a smoothie though. My doctor doesn't allow drinking any calories other than dairy and I can't have dairy so he lets me have unsweetened almond milk. I can't have any carbs without protein so that is why I eat my fruit with meals.

    My grandmother and her entire family were survivors of the worst tornado in history and their town was the hardest hit. She was petrified of storms. She had limited vision due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. My grandpa worked evenings and I spent a lot of time with her. If storms were coming she was upset. No basement. So I had a lot of interest in the weather at an early age and made my own weather station in 8th grade. Years later I took a class at a local college given by the head meteorologist of the Paducah, Kentucky NOAA Nexrad Radar Station which is my assigned station. There also is one in St. Louis, Missouri and Evansville, Indiana. Paducah has my phone number and location and when certain weather conditions are in my area they can call me and put me on Active Status. They may ask me to make some observations and take some measurements. I also have a private number where I can call them when I have info they need. When I see certain weather phenomena, like hail of any size, funnel clouds, tornadoes, storm damage, etc. I am supposed to call and report it. I'm sure you have seen on T.V. where they say that a weather event was witnessed by a trained storm spotter. It helps them to predict the weather because they can only guess at what they see on radar. They may think a tornado is present if a storm has rotation but they can't announce an actual tornado unless a storm spotter spots it. That is when a tornado watch becomes a tornado warning. State police are usually storm spotters and do a lot of the reporting plus EMTs but other people in the community do it too. I worked for a while as a mobile trauma nurse as part of my nursing career so I spent a lot of time with these guys.

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    243 days ago
    Oh wow - boot camp! I was a mess when Sarah went to basic training, but she TOTALLY nailed it! AND was even Dorm Chief!! I should have known, she is a natural achiever. The only one left at home is the 9 year old (Sammy). And life is always interesting with him, lol. Glad to hear about the full-time job. I'm just trying to figure out if I want to work part-time just to keep me busy and social during the day. Hope everyone else is doing well - so glad to hear from you!!! 85° here today. Still loving the South! Stay warm!
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