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Posted by Rona Fischman December 22, 2008 03:15 PM

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Did you go home early on Friday? Or did you work from home? Not everyone can stay away from their job. For some, their jobs are more critical in bad weather. Staying home is just not an option.

In the spirit of the holiday season, I would like to commend all those who have jobs which took them onto the road during this spate of wet weather. You know who you are. You are the plow drivers, truckers, fire fighters, police, bus drivers, heating and plumbing contractors, medical workers, and, of course, public utility repair personnel.

Also out there were those who added to our convenience. These workers include taxi drivers, food delivery people (from meals-on-wheels to pizza,) those who staffed grocery stores and convenience stores. The mail came. So did the newspaper. The Patriots played at Foxborough.

Thank you all.

This entry is dedicated to J.M. Hes a heating a plumbing contractor. I called him on Friday to repair my boiler. We had heat, but we also had water on the floor. We didnt know if wed be cold by nightfall. He said he would be there. When I asked about the weather stopping him, he said, Im a plumber. I can get there. Just call me Rudolph. Like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, some people get where they need to go. Without the Rudolphs in town, we could find ourselves without electricity, heat, food, medical care, and phones. Without the Rudolphs, it would take longer to get back to normal.

I know I missed someone. Who else has a job that cant wait until the end of a storm? What work did you do through the storms? Bless you all and your bright, shiny noses!

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