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by: Elizabeth Deprey - Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ever since Liz told me my blog would be going up soon, I've been trying to decide what to write about first.
You see, I've been here about a year and haven't really had to worry about blogging. I've been calling providers and writing stories and tweeting away over here, letting Liz and Theresa take care of the blog section of our website.
But, as you have hopefully noticed, we have transitioned to a new website, and with the new website, there's now a spot for my blog.
Let me introduce myself a little bit. I'm a Maine native who grew up near the capital, Augusta. I graduated in 2007 from the University of Maine with a journalism degree, which I used up in northern Maine for four years at a weekly newspaper called the St. John Valley Times.
For those of you unfamiliar with Maine, that section of the state is right on the border with Canada, and the winters are pretty ferocious. My first winter there, we got 204 inches of snow. Literally every morning for about six months, I had to shovel my porch and clean off my car and drive slowly to work.
Getting tired of the winters and homesick for my family and friends, I was lucky enough to get hired at HME News last April and move back down to southern Maine.
At the time, I had no concept of what HME was—I was constantly Googling "Rollator" and "TENS" and all kinds of acronyms. Now, of course, I've had the chance to talk to providers and understand what they're doing and why (and I only Google new acronyms once or twice a week.)
I cover the providers stories with Theresa, cover mobility and write some general news and state stories.
And now I blog—probably about mobility, providers and whatever else the HME industry brings across my desk.