EDITORIAL: Don’t let strains of weather sour you

(Susan Barton for the Malheur Enterprise)

People are working twice as hard to get half as much done as winter throttles Malheur County. We collectively seem to be like a car stuck on ice – our engines are gunning but progress seems slow. As a result, a certain edginess is creeping into conversations and social media posts.

Consider the strains at work that collectively promote crankiness. Everything is behind schedule if it’s scheduled at all. People can’t get where they need to be, meaning other people aren’t getting what they expected, whether it’s groceries, an education, or government aid.

Schools this week will take a run at resuming normal. But it won’t happen quickly. Class assignments at in every school in the county face adjustment. Teachers . . .