1) Snow - The snow and ice hit the Athens area for the second time in less than a month. While we only received a few inches, it caused the University to close Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For work purposes it was poor timing. Yesterday was the Hartman Fund deadline, so this week should have been slammed at work. Instead we crammed that into two days (more on that later).
For personal reasons, the time off was welcomed. We still are not totally settled in the house, and the few days with nothing on our schedule enabled us to accomplish a lot. The house continues to come together and is starting to feel more like home.
2) The Hartman Fund - UGA Athletics is well supported by thousands of donors. We are fortunate to have the support of so many loyal Bulldogs. This is typically exemplified by the outpouring of support during the Hartman Fund season, our annual fund tied to football ticket priority.
Due to the snow, the mad rush to Saturday's deadline was really crammed into Friday and Saturday. I would estimate about half of our donations, which typically total around $23 million, tend to come in the last week or so. Those days in the office feel like a constant sprint. It's great to converse with so many donors, but you do find your ear hurting a bit from the phone constantly pressed to it.
When it's all said and done, the days of sprinting through work and he following several weeks of clean up are all worth it. The dollars coming in support our student-athletes, so we are pretty lucky.
3) Painted walls - It's pretty amazing how fresh paint makes something feel totally new.
4) Bedtime stories - For almost a year now I've been the defecto