March 14, 2020 marked a day that we will never forget. That evening we were told by the Governor that we had to shut down. Since that dreadful day we have been scrambling to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Those of you who have been following my blog have been able to get a glimpse of what we have been doing behind the scenes over the last several months and it has been primarily about the different changes we have made or the new sales protocols and the like. Yet, what it has not shown is the emotional toll it has taken on our staff and the great amount of dedication they have displayed during these months. I believe that all of us have been dealing with an underlying level of depression. How could we not? The isolation, the fear, the uncertainty of even our most basic financial needs, all of which only scratches the surface of all the nuances of our regular life on hold. So, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, when we opened and we were able to click into our bindings again, all that despair washed away. To a person, the spirits of our staff was lifted to new heights upon seeing you all come back to visit. Above all thank you for that. And thank you for setting the standard for how we all need to comport ourselves. You have shown that this is indeed possible … we are on the slopes again and it feels like somehow, we have closed this circle. We are moving on to better days, but before we get there, I plead with all of you to try a little harder and stick with only your family members or roommates. Our County is closing in on red level status, which will be difficult to manage. I hate to say it, but it is time to be selfish with your personal space. Protect yourself from others … even those who are your dearest friends.
And, if I may, we could also use a little help with making these days even better with a little snow dance … just sayin.