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February 17, 2013

HOPKINS: Musings on the ice and snow

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But, they’ll blame it on the weather, instead of their imprudent speed for the conditions.

Adding to the mayhem was a short-staffed newsroom. One person was out on vacation and a second called in sick. It’s difficult enough working through the day down one person, but when you’re down two, it makes the day much longer. When we’re short-staffed, I’ll pick up the slack where I can, and on Feb. 8 it meant taking a 20-minute drive (less than 10 in normal conditions) to Dysinger Road for the bus accident.

Throw in writing a couple of stories, and it made for an 11-hour day. Then I went out and officiated a senior league (18-and-over division) hockey game where the one team behaved like 5-year-olds in dire need of naps. Not much fun.

Guess I’ll blame it on the snow.

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