My petty vent:
Though I like snow, we don't need to get it all at once. A couple inches a day, maybe up to 6, would be good. I'd get my daily exercise shoveling out the driveway, and walkway. I'd go for that.
But Old Ma Nature doesn't do it like that. With this storm that's passing through, in a two day period, we were supposed to get up to 12 inches. Most reports said 10. In town, that's about what they got. But at my house, I literally have three feet of snow, all of it falling today. When I got home, thankfully, the plow hadn't come by yet. But as I said, the snow was deep, at least for my Malibu it was deep. But I was able to push through the quarter mile of snow ok. Then, I tried to turn into my driveway.
I got in, but just barely. I promptly got stuck. Now living in this country for the majority of my life I can rock a car with the best of them, and usually get myself out without having to rely on shoveling my way out. But I was pushing snow like a plow, and got high-centered besides. I got my DW and self into the house, with the stuff we bought. I made a quick stir-fry, ate, and headed outside to shovel. It took me an hour to shovel my walkway to the car. I then had to shovel the snow from around the car, and a car-length in front of it. I then had to dig out the tires, you know, remove the snow from in front and behind them, as well as to the sides. I then moved the car our of the plow's reach, and continued shoveling for another hour, for a total of three hours of shoveling. And I'm only about half done. My snowbanks are now as tall as I am.
My neighbor, directly across the street, has a daughter who got stuck pulling off of the main road and into the subdivision. He went out to get her unstuck, and headed home. They got the car moving, and got stuck again in his driveway. I offered to help, but he declined as he had a snowblower at his disposal. He used it and had his driveway cleared in about 10 minutes. Another ten minutes with a shovel and he had the care unstuck.
I purposely don't own a snowblower as I use the shoveling as exercise. But tonight, i might have succumbed had I the cash. I got my exercise tonight!
Started at 10:00 p.m.and gave in for the night at 1:00 p.m.
I think I'm ready for bed.
Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North