In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

By: Lauren Keeling
By: Lauren Keeling

After struggling through the snow and ice for three days, Lauren Keeling gives credit where credit is due in this week's blog.

Normally, noise on my street at four in the morning would frustrate the heck out of me.  This week, however, it was a welcomed sound- only because it was the snow plow rolling along, clearing away the snow and ice.

Talk about a thankless job.  These hardworking folks are up all hours of the night, navigating bad storms and icy conditions to make sure you and I arrive to work...or school or wherever our destination might be safely. 

The road crews of the area deserve a pat on the back, a high five...or just a simple thanks! 

While we're at it, let's say thanks to the guys out there like my husband, who is a fireman for the City of Parkersburg.  I know he and his fellow firefighters spent countless hours guarding downed power lines and assisting folks in traffic crashes this week.  A few of the local volunteer departments even opened up their buildings for residents without power to come and stay at while the waited for the electric to be restored. 

Our local authorities work hard to make sure we are safe, and that was evidenced this week by the constant snow level updates and travel well as the pretreated and at times, clear, roads. 

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are!  And I know I forget to say thank you...

So, this week's blog is dedicated to all the hard workers who kept...and continue to safe on the roadways and in our homes.



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