In the 26 years we've been coming to Canton First Monday I don't recall where we never failed to open up due to bad weather. Well it looks as if February 2011 might be our first.
The weather is just beyond not being able to deal with anymore. This has the making of being our first ever goose egg for sales. We've always been able to at least cover our expenses but doesn’t look to good this month.
We went to bed last night thinking we just might be able to open up at least by noon today. Not going to happen as when we awoke this morning we had about 6" of snow on the ground and it was still coming down.
What a weather event! We have not been above freezing since Tuesday. We are not expected to see warmer weather before Saturday then our highs will only be in the low 40's.
Only then do we have a chance of all this white stuff melting. Another concern is our propane is getting low and it will be Monday before we can fill up again.
I just can’t imagine the impact this has and will have not only our country but the little town of Canton. The restaurants, hotels, Walmart, convenience stores and of course us vendors. We pay our rent regardless if we are open or not. The only winner is the person who rents out the spots in the Pavilion. He loses some though as he does not collect that $5 per car parking fee if the crowds don’t show. What about Jerry Jones this has to have an effect on Super Bowl XVL.
So what does a guy do in weather like this besides nap....he plays card games on his IPhone.
Tomorrow is another day just maybe we might see some break in this weather.
Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers. (click on pictures to enlarge)