Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On the personal side of things..........

Although local politics hasn't exactly been at the top of the list the last few weeks, I do “have a life” outside of this:

After four years of training diligently my German Shepherd Dog Jaz finally attained her Shutzhund I title in a trial held in Pungo, Virginia in May. Loues Vandepool of Belgium was the judge.

We obtained her obedience (BH) title about two years ago. In these trials each dog is judged on tracking, obedience, and protection. With the exception of tracking, all other routines are conducted “off-lead”.

Last month we helped our son Dave and his fiancĂ©e Kali move from Wilmington, NC to the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area for his new job as mate on a private sport fishing boat. His previous employer, George Sawley was recently featured in a “Top Five Captains” article in Marlin magazine.

In the August issue of Saltwater Sportsman, Dave can be seen in action, in his element in the “Top Shot” two page photo. He's the one in the white t-shirt in the foreground.

Wow, what a break......

There hasn't been much to report, Council Workshop meetings have been canceled each month, with only one scheduled meeting a month there apparently hasn't been much in the way of serious business to conduct. One exception were the recessed and sometimes raucous meetings to discuss the “cut-through” issue (non-residents using Dogwood and Hickory Trails as a shortcut to Duck). I didn't report on this as it was well covered in the local papers and OBXAlert blog.

During this period council has primarily acted on some requisite resolutions, committee appointments and a directive.

September brings the return of the Mayor's Chat at 6:00 PM immediately before the 7:00 PM Council Meeting Sept. 2nd. Perhaps there will be more to report after that.