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Joyce M. Coomer: Monday morning questions

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By Joyce Coomer
Personal Commentary

Yesterday was a warm day at our house. The thermometer on the front porch, in the shade, said it was above 40 degrees most of the afternoon.

Water dripped off the roof of the house, the roofs of all the outbuildings, and our vehicles from around 10 a.m. until after dark. (The house roof was dripping at 6 a.m. this morning.)

I hung towels on the clothes line and for part of the afternoon I was outside without a coat, wearing just a lightweight shirt and sweatpants, and was more than sufficiently warm. (Yes, for those who are going to question that, I had on socks and boots.)

Saturday was warm enough that ice melted off the Explorer windows on the side that had direct sunlight, and melted enough on the side away from the sun that I could easily chip the ice off in large pieces.

With that in mind, here are my questions:

Why aren't the roadways in better condition, especially since yesterday was so much warmer than Friday and Saturday? Couldn't something have been done yesterday? Salt? More use of snow plows?

Where were all the people with four-wheelers who zip up and down the road all hours night and day when the weather is good? I'd've thought that this snow would've been a magnet for them to see what their equipment would do.

Where are the people with chainsaws who used to clear downed trees from roadways? Well, I know the answer to that one -- a lot of them are deceased, and others are aged and infirm, and still others now have electric heat so no longer have a need for a chainsaw . . .

Joyce M. Coomer

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