Snowstorms like we’ve had in recent days are good for us in some ways. Particularly in this period of drought, substantive snows that aren’t blown around into huge drifts create signifcant moisture for parched fields and grasslands. From most farmers, seldom is heard a discouraging word when the skies are all cloudy all day.
We city folk need these kind of events to renew our appreciation for the public servants who work long hours in miserable conditions to clear our streets and highways. For some folks, the streets are never cleaned quickly enough. Just ask the dozen or so folks in Hillsboro who got hung up in the snow because they couldn’t wait. Who helped them get moving again? Yep. City employees.
Finally, inconvenient weather reminds us that our schedules are not sacred. We can let go of some of them without serious loss. —DR