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    Hi Tricia! My twin grandsons are graduating from high school so we're heading up north to Ohio tomorrow! Gosh, I can't even believe that they're graduating! Time flies! Our weather is beautiful, as always! I love living in Naples! I hope your daughter is well..........enjoy your visit!


    184 days ago
  • v PJH2028
    Woot. !!!!! I'm doing well too! Yippie!!!
    191 days ago
    I started out on a orthopedic floor for orientation and then was sent to CCU/ICU and spent most of my time there as a nurse working in that field. I worked as a mobile trauma nurse when I left that job. When I returned I spent a year on a surgical floor before being transferred to be charge on days and chemo nurse on a busy medical floor and then back to ICU again before I became a head nurse and supervisor. I then was a dialysis nurse for the last 3.5 years. I think I liked being a dialysis nurse the best. It was mostly days but also on call.
    194 days ago
    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.

    197 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    emoticon for your nice blog comment! emoticon
    199 days ago
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