From the desk of Butch Zemar and the EBOA Team:
Spring is here. Or is it?
We went from 80 degrees to snow within 48 hours in the Chicago area. As I write this, it's still under 40 degrees, and it's spring.
Spring brings us a lot of things, including crazy weather. Kids are trying to get outside after school. Most of us in the office are trying to get out and go for a walk on our breaks.
Not too long ago, my spring consists of pulling out my scuba gear and dipping my toe in the water. April had 45-degree temperatures at the local quarry or lake, but something we looked forward to every year. I remember suiting up in scuba gear when it was snowing out. We were committed every year to starting the 'scuba season' right by hitting it early, knocking off that dust. I look forward to doing this once again when my boys are older.
When I served in the US Navy, spring usually consisted of sea deployments. In most cases, we had anywhere from 3 days to 3 months out at sea, leading up to the 7-month deployment. The "big pond" had all kinds of weather. Snow was just one of them. The swells could be so big that only a big Navy ship can sail through them. However, most of the seas are flat. Being there in person, I can see why folks always believed Christopher Columbus was insane to think the world was round.
Crazy weather will always be there, including inside our businesses. With the mid-year among us, it could be a good reason to reconnect before the mad rush happens in the year's second half. Mid-year reviews are always favorable. You can find a spot on the calendar
if you like.
In the meantime, enjoy the crazy weather in the Midwest. If you need anything from me, please let me know.
Elite Benefits Team