HUGS & SLUGS: Hugs defeat slugs 10-3

Are you a first responder? A local barista? A lovely cashier? A logging truck driver? If so, there may be a hug or slug for you this week.

HUGS: To the people who cut the alder pathway on White Queen. You made my early season shreds feasible!

HUGS: Happy hilly super hugs to the first responder who knew exactly what to do and quietly did it, plus other happy helping guys and girls.

HUGS: Big loving hugs to my incredible ski touring friends. I’d do it all with you again in a heartbeat. Well, maybe not the rescue part, but everything else for sure!

HUGS: To the Slocan Valley gas stations for having gas for four and at times five cents a litre cheaper than the Nelson gas stations. The reason is??? – A disgusted senior on a fixed budget

SLUGS: To the person who came very close to causing a head-on collision on the Taghum bridge Friday afternoon. If you cannot keep your car in your own lane, please do not drive.

HUGS: Huge hugs to a local barista. She always has a skip in her step, a smile on her face and she makes the MOST delicious coffee to boot! Your positive energy doesn’t go unnoticed. You brighten my day.

HUGS: You gotta love Nelson. A big thank you to a lovely cashier at a local restaurant. I was 50cents short and she evened up the tab with her own money. Such kindness just makes the whole day great! Thank you. P.S. The coffee is great!

HUGS: Big hugs to the four guys from our local hardware store who came and shovelled snow in our area.As a senior it was much appreciated. Good karma will come to you. From all the people you helped after this last snowfall, thanks.

SLUGS: To myself. My apologies to the young woman I came way too close to at the intersection on Hall and Front St. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 12:07 p.m. You had the right of way and I did not see you till the last second. Once again sorry for the scare. – Feelin’ bad bus driver

HUGS: To a generous man who went beyond his call of duty on New Year’s Day to give our car a boost. As relative newbies here, we have had many Nelson Moments, times when Nelson has given us a hug, and that was certainly one of them! We will pay it forward!

HUGS: Great warm hugs to the nice gentleman on Baker St. who laid down in the wet sloppys now to look under my car for lost car keys. And also the kind meter reader, who took the time to let me know where they were found, and to the person who turned them in. Great karma to you all. – The lady in the pink coat

HUGS: Big warm hugs to all the wonderful people in my world this past week. First, my beloved dog went missing, and we had an amazing crew out searching for hours. Days later, my friends and I got lost in the back country and were brought home the next day by the fabulous search and rescue team. You really find out how incredible your community is when you’re faced with a crisis.Thank you to everyone involved. I am filled with so much gratitude.

SLUGS: A very large slug to the special kind of stupid logging truck driver who pulled out in front of me at the brake check area going into Nelson. As it was, I had to come to almost a full stop not to hit you. It’s avery good thing that the road was not icy as I would have been wearing a log through my windshield or been in the ditch. I was not speeding due to road conditions — in fact I was going under the speed limit. You waited until I was almost up to you to pull out. Semi drivers are always complaining about cars doing stupid things in front or by semis, however I must admit I’ve had more close calls with semis than them with me.

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