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Updated  5/1/2011

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to Date
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Syracuse 179.0 111.8 106.1 121.1 192.1 inches
( 1992 - 1993 )
Rochester 127.0 99.8 89.8 100.3 161.7 inches
( 1959 - 1960 )
Binghamton 117.5 80.8 81.4 81 134.0 inches
( 1995 - 1996 )
Buffalo 111.8 96.7 74.1 97 199.4 inches
( 1976 - 1977 )
Albany 87.2 62.6 45.4 62.6 112.5 inches
( 1970 - 1971 )

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Friday, March 27, 2009

The Snowman's Been Dropping the Snowball Here Lately

Sorry about the lack of posts but unfortunately some other stuff has been going on not to mention that March has been as boring as sitting and watching a turtle run the 100 yard dash ;) Warning - Personal Stuff Below!

My Moms been in and out of the hospital a couple times since the beginning of December with her last visit at Crouse ending this Monday. She's a tough cookie though and pulls through every time and seems to be on her way to a full recovery from pneumonia once again. Of course seeing how I live with her I was lucky enough to catch it myself. The finger pointing hasn't started yet as to which one of us gave it to the other yet though :) I'll have to figure out how my two sisters manage to avoid getting sick because they are always around helping out big time.

A big Thanks and Kudos to the doctors and nurses at Crouse hospital. Both of her visits started in the emergency room with them working on her and actually treating her within minutes of arriving. Both times she ended up in intensive care and the Dr's and nurses were very caring and did their job in an outstanding manner not to mention friendly.

As for the nurses and staff on the 6th Floor North not enough can be said about how happy my mother was and our family was with them both visits. They always had answers for us and if they didn't they would get them. I think what my mother liked and us was that they were always uppity in spirits along with a smile to go with it. Thanks to the Crouse staff for what you do and do well ;) Thanks!!!

Another reason for the lack of posts was my oldest son just moved about a trillion miles away in hopes of starting a Career. OK, maybe not quite a trillion miles but it sure seems like it's that far. He is in New Mexico training to be a Boarder Patrolman. He graduated last year with a degree in criminology and kind of had his mind set on being a police officer. Both of the civil service tests he took he passed but most likely not a high enough grade to get a call. That said he decided to give the Border Patrol test a shot and of course he had to go and almost ace that one. I wish I could say I was cheering him on for that test but, but, but.....

So right now as I type he is in New Mexico probably being yelled at as he does some physical training along with a ton of book work learning laws and so on. I was hoping he would end up working with the Manlius Police Dept which would keep him close to home :( Now all I can do is support him, which I do and accept the fact that he will be living across the country if he passes the training for boarder patrol. At least we get to talk every night or two. So far he is liking it other than being so far away from everyone. I know he'll do good and will be fine. It's Dad who will be struggling for awhile ;)

The main reason for the lack of posts is there is NO SNOW! Ummm, that could change in the next day or so but at this point who really cares? The teaser days have already hit us and now the long drag out period begins. You all know the drag out period. We'll get a 65 degree day only to be followed by a 30 degree day ;) The good news is we made it through another winter and we all know what is right around the corner.

I could talk B-Ball but I am not going to do or say anything that could possibly jinx my favorite sports team so I'll leave it at that. Have Super Weekend All!


At 3/28/09, 1:30 AM , Blogger SilverCat said...

Hi Patrick,

I'm happy to hear that your mother is doing well. I hope you're feeling much better too. I have first-hand experience with pnuemonia and it's not fun.

A question . . . when and where does the Golden Snowball get bestowed on us champs in da 'Cuse?

It was a great ride!


At 3/28/09, 4:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my son has been a customs & border protection officer in south texas for 5 years, he loves the job, cbp wear blue and work bridges, terminals etc patrol wear green and chase the bad guys thru the dessert, you will never be more proud of your son as the moment you pin that badge on him for the first time, he has picked a great career--retired federal officer

At 3/29/09, 10:54 PM , Anonymous Patrick said...

SilverCat, Thanks for the well wishes ;) Believe it or not the contest officially ends the last day of April.

I was the one who pretty much fought for that date for the may reason being that if it is a close contest the snow in April could make a difference. Look at last seasons stats and how close it was down to the wire.

The original date that the city wanted was the first day of Spring which would be cool to have a trophy presentation and all but not very realistic. Normally the snow continues through March with a little in April. I talked with one of the people who was involved in getting the original Golden Snowball contest going and he agreed.

That said I may try to talk to a city rep here in Syracuse and see what he thinks about calling it a wrap. My guess is he won't have any problem with it seeing how he gets to keep the trophy in his office another year ;)

As for the trophy presentation itself there has only been one official one that I am aware of or at least that I was part of. I'll talk with Dennis and see if something can happen this season. If there is a presentation I'll post the date and place here. The last time was at the DPW in Syracuse with all the plow people taking part of it which was only fitting IMO.

At 3/29/09, 11:18 PM , Anonymous Patrick said...


Thanks for the encouraging words. I asked Shane tonight what color his uniform is and he said they are green. This is still all new to us so I would think that the green will mean what you mentioned, chase the bad guys thru the dessert.

We talk about every other night and so far he is liking it. He's always been athletic and is handling most of the physical part of it but he said the calisthenics have been kicking his butt. The rest of the physical training he said is pretty easy. The running, push ups and so on. As for the book work he failed his first test but did good on the next two so hopefully it will all click for him from here on out. Spanish might be a bump in the road. He took 3 - 4 years of Italian in High School and 1 or 2 semesters of Spanish in college.

I think you would agree that every little milestone that our kids make in their life makes us prouder each time. From the first day of school, to graduation from high school and then college, big plays on the baseball field and so on. No doubt it will be like you say when the pinning time comes. Now lets just hope that the stuff going on in some of the cities in Mexico get brought under control soon. Thanks again for the post and thanks for your service and your sons.

At 4/3/09, 12:46 PM , Blogger Donald said...

Sorry about your Mother but glad she is recovering. I lost mine last year to pnuemonia. It is hard when the kids move away, one son moved to Dallas and the other to Denver. I can't complain I moved to Maryland. I just got over my pnuemonia by going to my son's (from Dallas) wedding in Cancun. It beats the snow any day. Be very proud of your son. The border Patroll is an honorable career. I remember when my brother joined the Border Patrol and was sent to San Diego. We were very upset. But he had a great time. He is nearing the end of his career and is now a Special Agent in Charge of a Customs office. He made the rounds from Border Patrol, to Immigration and now Customs. He did make it back to New York after about 6 years. You probably didn't want to hear that it took that long but he did make it back and I am still in Maryland.


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