Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This week we are teaching chain saw workshops for the GA Local Technical Assistance Program. They organize training for city, town and municipality workers. Some state employees too... The GA training events are organized by the GA DOT.

Its great to work with these towns and cities around GA. They use chain saws a good bit and are usually not formally trained in saw use and maintaining. They get a great deal from the classes and are always very appreciative of the information. They are involved in a lot of storm cleanup work with saws and pole saws.

This week we have classes in Rome, GA and Powder Springs, GA. The attendees are from cities all around northwest GA.

Thanks for attending and to the GA LTAP for organizing the workshops. - Tim

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Virginia DOT August 2008

As some of you may have heard, I have been recuperating from cancer for the past three months. It seems to be in remission but I have a protocol of chemo to continue until the end of the year. On the off weeks from chemo infusions I plan to continue training as much as I can. ( a huge thank you to Cary Shepherd and Husqvarna for filling in and helping with training events in the interim).

Last week was my first attempt back at the saw... We traveled to Virginia for a week long training session with Virginia Department of Transportation. It went very well thanks to a super group in the class and hills that were not too steep. The 14 participants pitched in and made my life much easier but I tried to be as normal as usual, trying to carry my equipment and staying up with everything.

The week was a special training for me. I had no idea if I could make it through but with God, Friends and Family I have found most anything can be accomplished. Thanks VDOT for giving me a new vision on life last week. I am looking forward to the next session.... Tim