Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Latham Front Line

We are about to get nailed with another storm. I love how Mother Nature can screw around with my plans. Receiving the “blizzard warning” update from the state is a sign to me to cancel a training day tomorrow. Planning trainings in January and February (and December, March & sometimes even in April) is always a challenge.

We say here on Cape Cod that the seasons are: Fall, Winter, Winter & Summer. Spring is a non-existent time of year between freezing rain, wind, snow, cold and slush. Then thankfully, on comes glorious Summer. Spring, not so much.

So, I’d like to give thanks today to an awesome group of people. Our facilities staff rock! They keep Latham operating and are the first ones on the front line of a weather emergency. Our students, individuals and staff depend on them to keep our residences and buildings warm and clean, the driveways and parking lots plowed, the walk-ways clear and de-iced and they do it before 6am. All through today and tomorrow, these men and women will go about their jobs with their sense of humor intact as they battle the elements. This morning, as they headed out the door, Kevin turned to me and said with a twinkle in his eye “Shoveling snow would be so much easier if it was warm out.”

So thank you to Barbara, Paul, John, Bob, Kevin, Carol, Susan & Jeanne. Thanks for always taking such good care of us. Without you we couldn’t focus on our priority, the students and individuals we support.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant


“Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.” 
 ~Sinclair Lewis

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