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The Covington News - - Opinion -

Back in busi­ness

The snow and ice are gone, save for a few ves­tige pools of slush in deep shade.

The hol­i­days, Thanks­giv­ing, Christ­mas, Han­nukah, New Year’s and MLK Day, are also over, too.

It’s a bit late, al­most three weeks into the new year, but fi­nally, we can all get back to work. It’s about time. There’s much to be done. Schools and lo­cal gov­ern­ments have some tough bud­get de­ci­sions ahead, busi­nesses have lost money in an al­ready tough econ­omy as their cus­tomers were home­bound and iced-in, and school­child­ren have an aw­ful lot of catch­ing up to do to re­gain knowl­edge lost to long hours of leisurely gam­ing and tex­ting.

Truth be told, we think we’re all ready for some nor­malcy. We’re re­laxed and re­freshed, and ready to face the chal­lenges and en­joy the suc­cesses that the now not-so-new year holds.

Even the prospect of hav­ing to make up some of the days lost to the ice some­where down the line is less oner­ous af­ter you’ve been sub­jected to a week of cabin fever and way too much fam­ily to­geth­er­ness.

And an of­fice cu­bi­cle of your own can seem a wel­come respite af­ter shar­ing couch time for sev­eral days with your tod­dler through 10 screen­ings of “Toy Story 3.”

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