|4114 Highgrove Road in Winter|
We shoveled. We blew snow. We salted. We made snow balls, and snowmen, and snow forts. We wore snow pants, and mittens, and stocking caps. (In fact, and to our embarrassment, our Mother used to tie plastic bread bags over our socks, and we wore them inside of our boots, to keep our precious feet warm.)
When it snowed, almost without exception, we went to work, and school, and on with our daily lives.
|An Angel Making An Angel|
And when the snow actually arrives, schools, businesses, and other activities are canceled. (Whatever your position on this, and folks debate it at great length, we just don't have the infrastructure to effectively remove snow and ice from our roadways.)
During times of wintry weather, my hero husband and his fellow first-responders go off to protect us, while we hunker down at home and enjoy the unexpected break in the action. Days pass. The snow melts. And life goes on as if it had never happened.
I happily embraced this routine without too much deep thought, and then I opened ARTworks Vass. The challenge of deciding when and if we should close or remain open during these times is one that has been thrust upon me, and my position is this.
|Could she possibly|
be any cuter?
Our public schools will be closed today. I've made the decision to follow their lead to close too, even though the temperature is predicted to soar to almost fifty degrees. Why? Because our secondary and tertiary roads are still iffy; our parking lot is covered in inches of snow and ice; and our sweet shady sidewalk just doesn't look safe to me.
Is this a good solid business practice when January is historically one of the slowest months for retail sales? That's debatable.
Is it one that I can live with when I safely lay my head on my pillow at night and you do too? Absolutely.
Be safe. Stay warm. And I'll see you on the other side.
|My Backyard Today|