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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Survived the storm, an Anniversary and some exciting news!

I gotta warn you right off the bat that this is a post about one of my children...so expect that proud mama thing to kick in!

Well, the much hyped storm has left us with nothing more than about 4 inches of snow with a crust on top....thank heavens!  Despite the media hype, I was pretty much prepared for a smaller storm, because I am the lucky mother of a meteorologist.

Drew on the shores of Lake Ontario
As some of you know by now, our son, Drew  is in his last semester for meteorology at SUNY Oswego.  It was a dream of his to go to one of the best met schools around, and it is hard to believe that he is almost done....which brings me to the anniversary part of my title.  Today, Groundhog's Day, is the 5th anniversary of his public service site, GrotonWeather.com!


We live in a small community of about 2,000 and he started the site back in high school....using his own funds to pay for the website and advertising of the site...and he still does.  It has grown from a very small following to nearly 2,500 hits last month...and is really starting to take off.  Drew has also been a regular contributor on the Syracuse.com web page for the last year or so, and runs a college-based weather service for schools in that area.

But the exciting news for us is that yesterday he was called by the newspaper from Cortland, NY, just east of us, and asked to do an interview.  That interview will be posted in the paper tomorrow and I can't wait.  Yeah...proud Mama here.  Once the article is in the paper, I am certain hits on the site will go through the roof!  Drew hopes to some day run his own consulting business and it is exactly this kind of exposure that will help him do just that!
He has worked many long hours building up his reputation as a serious meteorologist who concentrates more on the real facts and less on the media hype. We couldn't be prouder of him!
I hope I didn't lose you all there, but I just had to share our exciting news!
Have a great day everyone!

15 comments:

  1. That is awsome news and would make any mama proud I wish Drew all the best that life has to offer.
    Blessing to all.

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  2. Sounds like you have every reason to be a proud mama!

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  3. You should be a proud momma! Wish our weather man was accurate.Ours says I think and maybe ever other word LoL..Hubby and I play a game and count how many times he says it each time.Congratulations to Drew such a accomplished young man.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  4. How absolutely wonderful...brag away mama....

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  5. Wendy,

    No shame being a proud mom and doing a little bragging...it's the payback from giving birth! Congrats to your son on his website, and on the article.

    D

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  6. Thats awesome!! Congrats to your son.....be sure to post a link so we can all read his article!

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  7. I would be proud, too! That is so awesome!
    BTW~we got 14" of snow on top of 1" of ice. Power winds created 6-9' drifts! Really really cold today. I can't wait for bedtime!
    ★Linda★

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  8. Wendy... Us Moms don't always get such a great opportunity to Brag up our kids but when they accomplish something great then Stand up and shout it out!! You have every reason to be proud of your Son's accomplishments.
    Its nice to hear great stories about Kids.
    Congrats to you Mom and Congrats to Drew. may all his dreams come true and may you have many occassions to stand up and shout!
    Stay safe and Stay warm..

    Blessings
    Tonya

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  9. Awesome news Wendy!!!! You should be very proud of him, I also would love to see the article when it comes out, I have been to his site. My oldest and I are wanna meteorologists.

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  10. What exciting news Wendy! Congratulations to Drew and hope we'll be able to read the news article when it's published, let us know the link Wendy! Stay warm, Deb

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  11. You have something to be very proud of, what a wonderful~ talented Son, Drew! Big hug for you & Hubby for raising a talented son & Big Hug to Drew to continue to strive forward>>so inspiring>>don't hear it much from parents>>So way to Go!!
    Teresa

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  12. I think that is brilliant news. No wonder your a proud Mama and want to shout it from the Roof Tops. Well ddone we heard you loud and clear. And well done to Drew

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  13. Highly Cool! Proud Mama = Good Mama! ~*~Lisa

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  14. wow Wendy no wonder you are proud those are some outstanding accomplishments for him. You Go Drew

    Give that mama of yours a Big Hug she should be proud.
    Brenda

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