t's 4:00 a.m. and there's a big commotion outside. Oh, O.K., it's the snowplow drivers. We had 15 inches of snow yesterday; today the highlight of the weather forecast will be high winds and single-digit temperatures.
I am grateful for the hardworking snowplow drivers. The person I'm hearing right now does this as a side job. He'll go to another full-time job later this morning. Our city and county snowplow drivers worked until 10:00 last night and started up again at 2:00 this morning. Even in the midst of the blizzard yesterday (yes, it was definitely a blizzard!) the plow drivers were out doing their absolute best to keep the roads open for those of us who had no choice but to go to work.
If you've ever had to deal with an intense winter storm, send a special blessing to the snowplow drivers. At this time of the year and in this part of the country, I think they're the ones that keep the world turning!
Amen to that!!! You must have gotten that same winter storm that hit us here in Iowa. I always give our snow plow drivers a big hearty wave whenever I see them on our roads. If not for them...it would be one LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG winter! Good blog! Ruth 2509 days ago
I had to work on Wednesday during the blizzard, but only a half day. On my way home I felt like everyone I saw was giving me a dirty look for driving. That was really the day for snowplow drivers and emergency workers. 2509 days ago
No snow-plowers here in these parts. I just pray for the Salt Trucks to ascend and sprinkle our hill with a safe passage way to my work-place. An un-sung job of necessity that springs gratitude of a safe passage. 2511 days ago
I don't live where we get that much snow but I can definitely see what you mean. They work long hours in freezing temperatures. I also agree with the comment about the linemen for the electric company. About 4 hours from where I live are several small communities that was hit by a terrrible wind storm a couple of days ago, along with snow, that knocked out power lines that they predict with take about 5 days to all get restored. Those guys (maybe there are some gals too) are working hard to get the power back on. We forget so much the common everyday heroes. Some of them may get paid well for what they do, but it would take more money than they could possibly pay me to get me to go out in those conditions! And the work is dangerous too. 2512 days ago
Not only the snowplow drivers - but also the electrical linemen who are working hard to get the power lines back up and power back to homes. My son is a lineman here in Wisconsin. He called me last night to say he wasn't going to be back home for a while because of the storm. His crew was going to be working through the night and into today getting people's power back on. They would take turns napping in the truck - two working on a line while one napped in the truck. Those guys work in all kinds of conditions and take great pride in their work. If you see a crew, please stop and tell them thank you. They have a very hard and dangerous job and to them there is nothing better than to have someone just thank them for all their hard work. :-) 2513 days ago
I really appreciate our snowplow drivers AND our mail delivery persons and our newspaper delivery persons when the weather gets really bad.
However, I really don't want this to sound like a criticism, but both the snow plow drivers and mail delivery people are paid very good money to do what they do. They know that snowstorms and bad weather are a part of the job. They chose this occupation.
What about the people from the electric company who have to climb those poles in the winter? What about the police and ambulance and fireman who are out in all kinds of weather? What about our sanitation workers.........and the list goes on.
They are just doing their jobs like the rest of us even though their conditions may not be ideal. 2513 days ago