We have really been getting slammed with old man winter here in New England. We are on a scheduled track of at least one snow storm a week. Most weeks have an extra bonus storm thrown in as well. Yes sir, we are getting snow of historical proportions. But, life doesn't stop for us, work goes on, we have orders to complete and deadlines to meet. We drudge through this snow and sleet because we are hardy New Englander's. We can take what Mother Nature throws at us.
Of course, a few government offices have to close down just to lessen the traffic out there. Then, yes, the schools have to shut down. No sense having kids and teachers out there. Besides, there's one or two snow days every year, right?
Well, wrap your minds around this little factoid, you hardy New Englander's - today, February 2, 2011, is the first day in 12 years that the city of Chicago has closed schools on account of weather. I would imagine they have had a few flakes of snow in those 12 years.