‘Twas a Snowy Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2019

This blog is dedicated to all the snow contractors who work over Christmas, the holiday season, and all the past holiday seasons. Thank you for working so hard to keep our roads safe. 

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, 

Equipment was stirring, and snow falling down.

Tractors and plows cleared roads through the night,

The crisp winter air chilling bones with a bite.

 

I knew that children were sleeping, all snug in their beds,

Waiting for Santa, that big guy in red. 

 

Sitting in a tractor with the heat on full blast,

Dreaming of when I could get home at last.

 

Suddenly my tractor crashed with a clatter,

I jumped from the cab to see what was the matter.

 

As I surveyed the crash, I was completely thrown off.

I had hit a red sleigh. I saw Santa and Rudolph. 

 

I stared and I gaped, not believing my eyes.

Santa stared back. We were both so surprised. 

 

“Well looky here” he exclaimed, his cheeks rosy red,

“It appears that your tractor has damaged my sled.”

 

I rushed over to help Jolly Old Saint Nick,

I hoped with my heart I could fix his sled and quick. 

 

As hard as I tried, I saw no solution,

And, what scared me the most, I had no substitution.

 

“I’d lend you my tractor but its too heavy, I fear,

Not even dear Rudolph could haul my John Deere.”

 

“I need a replacement” Santa cried with a frown,

“Without a sled, how will I make it around town?”

 

An idea flooded into my mind with a flash.

I ran to my tractor and grabbed my phone in a dash. 

 

“I know a way! We can rent you one quick! 

Don’t worry, it’s really fast. I’m here for you, Nick.”

 

Santa watched over my shoulder, it only took a minute. 

I typed in the address. They said they’d deliver it!

 

A truck soon approached us and we waved it down. 

A man opened the door and jumped to the ground. 

 

“We made an exception, since sleighs aren’t typical equipment,

But who would we be if we didn’t embrace the Christmas spirit?”

 

Within a few minutes, Rudolph and Santa were in place,

Santa prepared to take off and leave the site with no trace. 

 

“I’m sorry I hit you!” I blurted in shame.

“I’m sorry to have caused you any kind of delay.”

 

“Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s been no time at all!
This DOZR rental kept me from dropping the ball. 

 

But I think it is time for you to stop clearing snow.

It’s Christmas, after all. You ought to go home.”

 

With a twinkle in his eye, Santa’s nose gave a twitch.

The snow suddenly stopped, as if turned off by a switch. 

 

He picked up his reigns and gave Rudolph a whistle,

And away the sleigh flew, a straight shot like a missile.

 

I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Kevin Forestell

Kevin Forestell is CEO of DOZR and one of the co-founders. Kevin first got started as an entrepreneur when he founded Forestell Landscaping right after graduating from University. His love and passion for the industry and desire to help solve an equipment problem that contractors faced every day is what brought the founding team to start DOZR. Kevin is proud of the level of efficiency brought to the industry through DOZR and hopes that DOZR will help change the standard way equipment is rented.

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