The good news is the bay froze last night, so in a couple of days it'll be thick enough for machines. The bad news is yesterdays loss of a local man (24 years old) has left me without cashiers, as all my cashiers are related to him and need time off to grieve. A loss in a community this size is felt by everyone and the repurcussions resound thoughtout town. The north has a higher loss rate than anywhere else in the community with the largest killer of children being suicide. Everyone has had someone in their family take the easy way out. Its a shame as the community takes these events much harder than their southern counterparts. The town will shut down for the funeral, all stores, government offices and private bussiness's will close for the event. I believe the suicide rate up here is something like 350% higher than the rest of the country. amazing considering the size of the communities we are dealing with here.