Shutdown’s silver lining

Mueller family learns life isn’t a to-do list.

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May 22, 2020 - 2:52 PM

Self-quaranting forced the Mueller boys to be friends and classmates. From left are Jentry, age 4, Jaxen, age 8, and Jonas, age 6. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

When Jerrica Mueller learned her hair and tanning salon would be shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, she plunged into cleaning projects. The house. The garage. An outbuilding. 

“It’s what I thought I needed to be doing,” said Mueller, who owns Town Square Tannery in downtown Iola. 

But with three little boys in tow, she also knew there’s an element of futility in getting things too clean or organized; for whatever can be done, will be undone even faster. 

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