One of the reasons I love La Pine is the sense of neighborhood. Growing up in a small town has a ton of advantages, although as a kid I could not wait to leave as many that are growing up here are probably thinking too. Funny thing is we all come back.
As a member of the first class of La Pine High School years ago, most of us left for greener pastures and big city lights. 20+ (ok almost 30) years later most of the 36 of this class are back in our wonderful home town of La Pine.
This has been a tough week, Mother Nature has been keeping our area looking clean and white... lots of white. This morning schools were cancelled due to snow and road conditions not something we experience often. Snow yes, school closures because of it no.
I headed to the office and knew as the snow continued to fall I could be coming home to an evening of shoveling and back breaking work. To my surprise, my neighbor was in my driveway when I pulled in, he and his trusty tractor. For hours he plowed and moved snow to be certain I could get in and out.
I am so glad to be home... in more ways than one - and not having to shovel the driveway tonight was a great treat. Thanks Fred, you ROCK!