STICK A REMINDER IN YOUR GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 1, THAT READS:
“REMIND ASSET MANAGERS IT’S TIME TO SCHEDULE WINTERIZATIONS!!”
Don’t think we need to expend too many characters explaining the rationale, here. I’ll just tell you a story. One year (by which I mean, every year), an Asset Manager (by which I mean several Asset Managers) emailed us a rush order for a ton of winterizations. Looking at the email, I imagined the A.M. that AM standing in line at the bagel shop there in Texas or California, staring at the corner tv on which a parka-wrapped Weather Channel reporter shivering in Chicago hollered, “this Arctic blast -made even icier by the Lake Effect – will swing down into the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, bringing with it gusty winds and temps in the low 20’s”.
“$%*!”, says the A.M., whose territory includes Maryland, DC, PA, Virginia, West Virginia.
You know the rest of the story.
Some years, the panicked e-mails come in December. Some years in January. In 2013 & 2014 they came in November (remember the Polar Vortex!). Seems, though, that these arctic fronts always descend on the weekend, or during the wee hours of Monday morning.
That’s cool. We’ve got several contractors and crews trained, equipped and ready to go, and we’ve come to expect if not thrive upon these wild wint weekends. There’s been a couple of years when the weekend of Arctic Death Ray brought with it over 200 rush wint orders, and we got’m done, and pretty derned quick-like.
But it’s a level of stress you don’t want to be in, and nor does your Asset Manager. And for us, if we can get the wet job which is a wint completed before temperatures plunge, you can imagine how much easier that is on our poor freezing fingers and chattering teeth.
So mark your calendar now: October 1.
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