Tonight I looked over the last year’s worth of this blog, and I am pleased to report that I am still thrilled to be here. Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of my job at ECU. I still marvel at the fact that we packed it all up and moved over a weekend and I started the new job the very next Monday.
Last week I spent a week in Boone working at the Watauga Humane Society rummage sale, which is something I’ve been doing for over 15 years. I truly love that rummage sale. Besides using my organizational skills to sort shoes, handbags, belts & luggage, I totally enjoy the other volunteers. Some of them are people who have been doing this sale for as long as I have or even longer. This year we made over $18,000. In years past we made more money, and we need to be thinking about ways to increase that amount once again.
While in Boone, I was a guest in my own house – that is, the tenants renting our house co-existed with us for a few days. It all seemed OK to me – I hope we didn’t bother them too much. We took the dogs along with us and they totally loved being there. It was cooler than usual last week – during the last weeks of July it’s usually kind of hot – but it was between the mid-50’s and the mid-70’s every day. It’s been a cool, rainy summer. Even in eastern N.C. it has not been as blistering as usual.
I DO miss the Boone summers alot – I love the green foliage and the cool weather crops – although to be fair, my basil in Greenville is doing fantastic and if I were living in Boone right now it would be moldy basil, if I had any at all! I also brought back a moderate case of poison ivy which is something about Boone I DO NOT miss – unfortunately I was not able to clip some jewel weed to bring along to help with the itch.
At work we’re having an executive retreat next week and I am supposed to be coming up with a 3-5 minute summary about the division I oversee. I’ve been pondering this and will add something about it soon.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.