This is a picture of the parking lot behind the shop this morning:
As you can see, there is just a skiff of snow.
This is a picture of our lane this morning:
The track through the snow is about 5 inches deep.
The drift on the side is about 2 feet deep.
There was a better picture of the drifts on out the lane, but it was cold & I didn't want to get out again to take the picture.
Why am I showing you this?
To give you an idea of why I sometimes close the shop due to snow. Many, many times, there is not much snow in town, but 5 miles from town, up on the ridges, it's a different world!
To further illustrate my point, I thought I'd share these pictures with you:
This is what happened to our PT Cruiser 2 years ago.
George came in from midnight shift and said, "the roads are bad, maybe you better close the shop today"
I said, "I'll be fine, I can't close the shop just a few days before Christmas"
Obviously, I should have closed the shop.
I slid on the ice.
I hit a tree.
I hit a fence.
I totaled the car.
I almost hit a house while totaling the car.
I sheared off a natural gas line while totaling the car.
I prayed that there wouldn't be an explosion from the gas line.
I prayed for the workers who had to crawl under the car to stop the gas leak.
I spent the next 2 years paying for a new car.
(Did I mention that we had just paid off the PT Cruiser when I totaled it?)
I had to close the shop that day, because...
I had totaled the car and had no way to get to the shop, even if I could have got my legs to stop shaking enough to open it.
The moral of the story?
I now close the shop when it's that snowy.
Had to learn the hard way didn't I?
Oh - I wasn't hurt in the accident, just a little sore.