Braving the bitter cold: “People need their mail”
While most people are avoiding the frigid cold temperatures, Lakin has been braving them.
“People need their mail,” he says.
The Pike County native has been delivering the mail in Lexington for close to four years.
“This is the worst winter,” he says.
Lakin says the weather doesn’t bother him too much. “It’s a great job. You get to meet a lot of people and stay close to the community.”
“It’s over nine miles,” he says. “It’s up close to 10 miles on this route.”
And for staying warm? “Layer up, that’s the main thing,” he says. “I’ve tried it every way and I always got the advice to layer up and that seems to work.”
“I can’t wait until this Saturday when it’s in the 30’s, Lakin says. “It’s going to seem like a heat wave.”