Living in the northwest corner of Connecticut in mid to late March can be frustrating. The sun is higher, and if the wind is friendly (hopefully non-existant), you can get an occasional dose of "spring-fever". Well, if we have had a long winter of cold winds and blowing snow, we just get all the more anxious for spring to really arrive. Last year, be basically had no winter. This year, it has been cold, we did have some snow, and well, global warming is not really on anyones minds right now. Of late ( meaning the last few weeks) its been a lot of cold and "grey". Today, the sun blessed us for much of the day. The clouds were white and puffy, and at times it started to feel like spring really is coming. Watching customers, and those just passing by the window, you knew it was a happy day out there. Let's hope for more to come....soon!
My brace allowed me to work okay today, putting away much of the deliveries which came in and all went well. Marj was able to come in @ 2, and stayed till 5, so that was a big help. Good help is extremely hard to find. When I took over this store, some sixteen years ago already, cousin Sue came with it. She was good for years as my part-time help, till her heath slowed her. After Sue for many years Marsha worked and she was great too. She moved on last year, by her choice. I felt like I won a lottery when Marj agreed to work for us on a part-time basis. She has been a fine addition. And of course, there's Al. Everyone knows Al. And, well, if everyone knows you, then, hey, that says a lot by itself, no? Banker by day. Constant supportive employee at nights and weekends. I am very thankful for all of these people.
Lifestar flew out of Sharon this morning. I pray that whomever needed that service that they are doing better now than before they flew out to wherever they went (probably St. Francis or Hartford Hospital).
Just watched five minutes of the Selectman's meeting on cable-access Chanel 6. Moved on to Delaware-North Carolina Lady basketball. Nuff said.
Multi-tasking now. Just brought up Castle on another browser. Basketball muted on the tv, Castle on the computer, Clare alongside me doing sewing on costumes for Good Friday Service and my keyboard to bore you all right here.
Castle is getting good, so's the game....time to run.
We'll be talking to ya.