Except for a couple post-college years in Washington, D.C., I've lived in New England my whole life. It's not for everyone, I know, but I like it here, and in my opinion, one of the best things about this part of the world is The Snow Day. There's nothing like getting 'snowed in.' As a kid it meant no school, as a grown-up it means work-from-home, and it always means get in the car and drive to the ski slopes. Thursday was the first not-fun snow day in a lot of years, really maybe ever. I'd hoped to have an update for you on the BarnesBuchanan conference which took place Thursday through today in Palm Beach, Florida. This is a great conference: a who's who of residential security companies, as well as the up-and-comers, all the relevant financial folks, and it all takes place at a swank seaside hotel in February. Instead, I got snowed in. Oh well, here are the official notes from Richard Ginsburg's (CEO of Protection One and featured speaker at BB) presentation.