Our Boston based team got hit with an early snowstorm. With the leaves still on the trees the weight of a fast heavy snow caused a lot of damage. The yards and streets look like some kind of Armageddon, with all the downed leaves and branches. 70% of the households and businesses in Lexington, MA have no power. Schools were closed. Halloween is postponed. Our office was in the affected group. Yet, the Grommets must go on. Here's how we coped:
Ray, Justine and Charlotte put on warm clothes and headlamps to "power through" getting the Grommet orders on their way. Charlotte stayed warm by running up and down the stairs carrying stuff. A few of us made a run to Panera for hot soup and sandwiches to keep their blood flowing.
Jeanne had heat and electricity at home (after losing it for the weekend) so she cozied up in her office to make the Marketing doughnuts.If you contact Daily Grommet about an order, chances are very good you will talk to Chew-hoong. However, you would have no idea how she was dressed when she chatted with you! She says "Halloween is one of my fave American enjoyments. Now I look forward to cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, cookie swap & Yankee swap."
Julia and June decamped to the public library to get the Grommets out. (Wendy too, but we missed her for the photo.) They report that the library was a popular place to hang out for the many displaced residents, but it was quiet and friendly.
Finally two of our remote team members reported in. Tori said it is 85 degrees and sunny in Southern California so she did not dare send a photo. But Katherine, in Minneapolis, has precious few opportunities to make us jealous of her weather so she forwarded this glorious shot, below. Now that is what Halloween SHOULD look like!