Wednesday, February 10, 2010

If you read my end of year post, you read that one of my goals for 2010 is to "not worry about the things I have no control of". I sit here at home on a Wednesday afternoon looking out my back window and seeing nothing but a huge mound of white snow and above the mound a sliver of light blurred by swirling falling snow. By the time this snow ends, we will have over 3 feet of snow on the ground. When I wrote the last blog I couldn't have imaginged my goal would be put to the test so soon and so tangibly.
I could spend my idle time calculting our losses from 3 lost sales days. I'm trying not to do that. Rather I'm trying to plan out the next couple days so that our employees stay safe, we minimize customer disruption and begin normal operations as quickly as mother nature will allow us. In actuality its not much different from my normal mind set- employees are our first priority, customer service is second and operational efficiency to minimize costs would rank third. And, thank god, we're talking about a few snow storms, not a devistating earthquake, a personal loss or any of a myriad of horrible challenges many in this world face each and every day.
So as I "enjoy" the day off in our winter wonderland, I will try hard not to worry about the things I have no control of.