Maybe I had a touch of it last week during the frigid weather that the South experienced. We started the week on Sunday with a coating of ice and snow, but the really bad weather came in the form of extreme cold. Highs only single digit and lows in the minus column. Not unheard of in Arkansas, but not pleasant. I wonder how anyone can work outside in this weather but many do and we need to thank them! Our mail carrier rides the whole route, some 1000 boxes with his window down...the garbage collectors, how do they do it with all of the lifting and riding on the back of the trucks to boot...the plumbers and electricians, the linemen for electric companies, UPS delivery. I'm forgetting volunteers who brave the cold to deliver hot meals to the elderly with the Meals on Wheels program. Home health care workers that have to get out regardless of the weather, many housebound seniors depend and look forward to their weekly visit. Truck drivers who have to face the extreme cold, loading and delivering products so that our grocery stores are stocked and re-stocked. And let's not forget the farmers of America who wake up early and go to bed late so that livestock is fed and watered, cared for on these cold days. Pioneer Woman may be a celebrity but her bread and butter is their ranch and she was out in the truck with hubby feeding last week. Smiling Country Ranch walked in the snow drifts to feed sheep when the drifts covered the roads. Animal Instinct puts the animals first as well braving the icy roads. She has named all of her cows and feels personally responsible for their care.
Thank you Farmers for your hard work and dedication. Thanks to all who make this country run and you don't even Toot Your Own Horn!
You just show up everyday for work and do your job!