TJB-Inc Landscape & Drainage Contractors shared Ed Walsh's post.
from a minister in Watertown:
One more for you to think of about those who keep us safe. ( form insideout.com)
"There are no plush seat covers, no fancy speakers in a plow truck.
The engine is loud, the radio often blaring, the wipers occasionally becoming so coated with ice that the only option is to pull over and climb out of the truck in the worst of the storm and use your bare hands to clear them off.
This is the truck the plow guy drives.
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And as his wipers swish back and forth, he keeps his eyes peeled for cars stopped dead in the road, for children making snow forts in the drifts, for ice that can send even a plow truck careening into a ditch or over a cliff.
He keeps his cool when impatient drivers honk and ride his tail. He keeps his calm as the snow turns to sleet, the powder to ice.
Sometimes he drives with the plow up because he’s crossing one road that isn’t part of his route to get to another. Town crews may not plow state roads, but they often have to drive over them to get from A to B.
Sometimes he drives without dropping sand or salt because there’s no more left in the truck to drop, and he’s headed back to the barn where he’ll stand outside in the whipping wind with a shovel.
And still, it will snow.
All the while, other people will be at home. They’ll be making cookies and sipping hot cocoa. Maybe they’ll feel like getting on Facebook, where, snug and cozy, they’ll sound off about the work he’s doing, or should I say the work they aren’t seeing?
It’s easy to complain about the plow guy when the 1,000 feet around your house look treacherous. But do me a favor. Look, just for a second, past that 1,000 feet.
Look to the sky, where the snow continues to fall. Look to the clock, which is inching toward the time the storm started 24 hours prior.
Look at the guy behind the wheel of that truck when you do see it pass. Give him a wave; maybe take him some cookies or a cup of coffee if you can.
It may be snowing, but he’s just doing the best he can."
Thank you in advance for making roads safe for us all!! God bless and and may God be with you and keep you safe,