Last Friday was a normal typical work day for me, until I got in my car to go to work. My car started right up but would not budge. That is when I noticed that my car tires were imbedded in approximately three to four inches of ice in my garage. We have always gotten a little water in our garage from the hillside but nothing like this. I was not sure what to do next. My husband had already left for work and my son was still sleeping since school was canceled for the day. I went in and took my good work clothes off and called my husband. He was an hour away and told me I had two choices � start chiseling away the ice or sit on the couch and wait for him to come home tonight and do it. I thought real hard about just sitting down and not worrying about it, but then decided I should at least try.
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Bliss. Huh, my husband would not describe the last 36 years as that and I probably wouldn�t either, but there you have it. Now, you have to know Tom. He�s just not going to say anything is bliss. Even a cold beer on a 90 degree day in mid-summer. It�s just a beer. As is 31 years of marriage.
I started noticing many years ago that, at some point, not long after the holiday festivities had passed and I started to �hunker down� for the winter that, despite all the activities/blessings in my life, i.e., work, family, children, friends, etc., symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, loss of enjoyment of my daily activities, low energy level and a general sense of �the blues� started to set in and the symptoms became more severe as the winter season progressed.
Like many of you, I have had enough of the cold and snow. But there are certain members of my family who can�t seem to get enough of it�my beautiful, sometimes stubborn and always energetic Siberian Huskies. My love of this breed began 12 years ago when I found myself going through a sort of �empty nest� phase of my life. My two oldest children had grown up and left home, and I found that even though I still had a 10-year-old in the house, I had a lot more free time. What better to do with that free time than go buy myself the dog I had always wanted, a Siberian Husky. What started with one dog has now become 10 dogs and a wonderful hobby/business known as Howling Ridge Huskies. Our �pack� consists of Buddy, Thor, Tundra, Boo Bear, Mystic, Zoey, Stormy, Marlee, Abby and Luna. I have met many wonderful people, and made many lasting friendships, thanks to our dogs.
For many years, since 2001, in fact, here at our local Bordas & Bordas offices, we have had automated external defibrillator devices, commonly known as AED devices, on-hand. AED devices are designed to aid in the Chain of Survival when Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs. The Chain of Survival was developed by the American Heart Association which includes: Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system Early CPR with emphasis on chest compressions Rapid defibrillation Effective advanced life support Integrated post-cardiac arrest care
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just classified Internet providers, broadband and wireless, as public utilities. As such, Internet providers will need to follow many of the same federal regulations imposed on telephone companies. The rule's effect is allegedly aimed at providing users equal access to all Web traffic by preventing cable and telecommunications companies from controlling what people see on the Web. More specifically, the rule bans providers of high-speed Internet access from blocking Web sites they don�t like or auctioning off faster traffic speeds to the highest bidders. Proponents of the rule claim that consumers should not see any immediate changes to what they see on the Internet and that there would be no new federal taxes or fees put on Internet service providers.
�War on Coal� Proponents Rejoice! Recently the EPA threw a giant bone to the coal and power industries by regulating coal combustion waste as solid waste instead of the hazardous waste that it actually is. The EPA�s recent implementation of CCW regulations are the culmination of a nearly decade-long political fight over the regulation of coal combustion waste that required a lawsuit to force the EPA to take any action at all. In essence, coal combustion waste, or CCW, is the residual dust and ash that is left over after coal is burned to produce electric power. CCW is an amalgam of heavy metals, such as arsenic, mercury, chromium (including the highly toxic and carcinogenic chromium VI), lead, selenium, molybdenum, antimony, nickel, boron, cadmium, thallium, cobalt, copper, manganese, strontium, thorium, vanadium and others. In addition to toxic metals, CCW also contains other materials that are hazardous to human health including dioxins, PCBs and radionuclides. CCW is comprised of small and �ultrafine� particles, the very smallest of which are inhaled into the deepest part of the lungs where they trigger inflammation and immunological reactions. Some of these particles gain access to the human circulatory system where they are transported to distant organs like the heart, brain and other organs, where they settle and produce disease and cancer.
WVU celebrated its birthday this month on February 7th. Happy �148� West Virginia University! Hallelujah!!! I have a new graduate from WVU. My son, Ryan, graduated in the fall from WVU. Ryan is out there pounding the pavement looking for a job. Hopefully, he is going to be successful very soon. Ryan also celebrated a birthday this month. Happy 25th Ryan!
Some members of my church family and I are returning to the small village of Maraita, Honduras this summer to continue our ministry to the people of the country. Through Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (www.bmdmi.org), we will be providing medical care as well as eye examinations and administering medication. Last summer, we helped build a church and were able to attend the dedication service of the church. This year, our team will be building the pastor�s house as well as doing some construction for the village (basketball hoops for the school, etc). We have an early team leaving before the main group to teach in the church that we built last year. We will be teaching the local congregation as well as pastors from the surrounding area.
Charleston --- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued its opinion today, delivered by Justice Menis Ketchum, finding that the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission (SSAC) rule prohibiting a review of ejections from athletic contests violates the legislative requirement that the SSAC provide a proper review procedure. The ruling rejects the SSAC�s application to the Court for a writ of prohibition, and thus upheld the decision by 2nd Judicial Circuit Chief Judge David Hummel in September that the SSAC non-review rule did not comply with the state statute. The Supreme Court makes clear in its ruling today that if the SSAC rules are properly within the authority granted to it by the legislature, courts do not review them and must stay out of the SSAC�s internal affairs. However, as in this case, circuit courts do have judicial review to the extent the SSAC exceeds its statutory or its constitutional authority.