Love Letter to a Chelan County Snow Plow Driver

Garbage Pickup

Garbage Pickup

Thursdays in our neighborhood are trash day. Every week we put out the can by the street and every other week we put out the blue recycling container too.

Last week was one of those nasty wintry days where every homeowner is struggling with the snowblower to keep up with the new snow and the county has its plows running a full court press.

Unlike New York City or Seattle who have been in the press lately because of their inability for public works and road departments to handle even the smallest snowstorm, Chelan County does a great job with snow removal. On the state highways, the local WSDOT plow drivers are pretty amazing too.

So back to trash day.

When the plows are running and you have to put your trash out it's a delicate dance between protecting your cans from the plow and not hiding them so much that the garbage truck misses them. Last week I watched with eager anticipation as the plow driver maneuvered his blade within inches if not centimeters away from our cans while maintaining the regulation speed about 5 miles above the speed limit.

 His aim was not so true when it came to our neighbor's can.  The impact of the snowplow blade sent his can into a flying retreat.

What happened next was the real surprise.

The plow truck stopped at the end of the block. It put on its hazard lights and began backing up.  It pulled up to my neighbor's house, the driver popped out and fixed the garbage can that he had knocked over.

Color me impressed.

Take a moment to thank a plow driver for me if you can, these folks are the unsung heroes of winter in this part of the world.

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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.




Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson



As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern



Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
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- Terry Foster



Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen



It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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- Cammie Schlosser


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