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Orchids & Onions (February 7, 2014)

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Snow Removal Orchids to…

• Trent Larson, from Jack and Lynn Sparks.

• Dave Shultz, from the Isaacsons.

• Gary Meyers, from Sandy and the neighbors.

• Mike Morris, from your neighbors.

• Paul Chappell, from the Hardins.

• Rick Harper, from brother Bill.

• Gabe, from Debbie Osborne.

• Carolyn, from Carey and Melissa.

• Nate Bean, from Dad and Mom.

• the neighbor on Holly Court.

• our kind Newborn neighbor, from the Clarks.

• Michael Phelps, from June and Charlie.

• Phil Westerfield, from grateful Cherry Hills neighbors and in-laws.

• Curt Huey.

• Ernie and Devin in Edinburgh, from Bill Rothrock.

• Steve Bryant, from Bruce and Debbie Batts.

• the man on Taylor Road.

• Brian Seward, from neighbor Betty Holder.

• Sam Cotton and Andrew Tu, from friends and neighbors on Cheyenne Trail.

• Dalton Scrogham, from Pastor Kelly.

• Mike and Danielle Jiles, from the May family.

• Orchids to…

• Phil Swaim for his excellent letter to the editor, from Diana Matz.

• the folks in BCSC transportation for helping me out in a pinch, from Erin Wagner.

• Isabel White for making the honor roll at school, from Grandma and Pa White, Daddy, Jess, Moppy, Nakia, Dawson.

• Jeramy and Jerry for helping me get to work alive, from Erin.

• the young man at Tire Barn Wednesday evening for assisting with my truck tire problems, from a future patron.

• Phil Swaim for your letter to the editor putting city council on notice to do the job they were elected to do, from Janet Law.

• our elected officials for working so closely together, from a concerned taxpayer.

• city plow crews for the outstanding job on Washington Street.

• Rex King for getting up early this morning and pushing me out of the snow, from Julie Mathis.

• Loesch’s Heating for replacing the fan motor on my heat pump so quickly and great customer service, from a satisfied customer.

• Onions to…

• the plow truck that buried us in to where we had to miss a day of work digging out.

• side street intersections with main roads that have been left untouched by a plow, causing drivers to become stuck.

• people that clear their driveways by blowing the snow in the street.

• the driver of the Pontiac who pulled out in front of a car from the gas station, failed to stop at an intersection and pulled out in front of me.

• city officials for continuing to make questionable, ill-informed personnel decisions.

• The Republic for not knowing the difference between 750,000 and 750,000,000.

• the snowplow driver for leaving 13 inches of snow across my driveway.

• no snowplows on 27th Place and 28th Street when everything else around them is done.

• City Council for trying to do the mayor’s job.

• snowplow driver that threw snow on a shoveled sidewalk.

• churches that do not clear their sidewalks of snow forcing schoolchildren to walk in the street.

• the employee of a local distributor for using inappropriate language and throwing boxes around in a local big-box store.

• all elected officials in Columbus.

• hair stylists who style hair the way they want and not what the paying customer wants.

• the snowplow driver who plowed back over sidewalks downtown that have been shoveled.

• the snowplow driver for blocking our driveway.

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