It was a snow day for me yesterday. Boss lady called me in the morning to stay home and so I happily did and finally had a chance to watch a movie.
The picture below was taken around noon, minutes before I went out to clean the driveway.
I reckon there was 7 inches of snow on my driveway. Shovelled my way out of the drifting snow at the top of the driveway. It didn’t help to have a crappy shovel either. My favorite shovel is missing a screw at the bottom and it totally sucks. So I was switching in between the ergonomic type shovel (supposely better for the back) that to me is useless. Hated it. The city snow plows came through and packed the end of the driveway.
The neighbor across came over with his snow blower when he was done with his driveway. I was still shovelling the upper 1/4, he started to work the 1/4 end of the driveway. He said it’s way too much snow to be shovelling and his snow blower does not do well with packed snow. Less than 5 minutes of him helping, he had to get back to his house since the COIT (carpet and upholstery cleaners) guys came. He left the snow blower runing and asked if I know how to use it. Hell no! He sort of told me what to do, and so I took over where he stopped. My ever first time using a snow blower. It took all of my energy for the day to get 3/4 of the driveway cleared up. It would be easier if the driveway is not so hilly. Keeping my balance and pushing/controller that sucker was a bitch!!! Plus the wind was blowing like frigging crazy yesterday. I don’t even know what the temp was when i was out there, 15F (-9C), I think, and windchill must minus something. I know I was sweating crazy and my face was stinging!
When I was towards the end of the snow packed driveway, the blower died! Darn, it’s either out of gas or I screwed it up. So I turned it off, left it there and used the shovel. I was glad I was able to clear up the rest of the driveway, but was I tired, very very tired…my shoulders and back are calling out in desperation for a rest. I wanted to but then I saw that much left to do, I continued. So I kept digging and finally the COIT guys left, the neighbor came back and I telling him his snowblower died. He was ok with it, he dragged it back to his garage and came back with his shovel. It definitely makes a big difference having a man shovel snow and a teeny weeny pruney like me working with the shovel. He got so much done so fast. I thank him a million times for his help. This was not the first time he helped me with the driveway. He definitely “Love thy neighbor”!
After the clean up of the driveway and front entrance, went out to the patio to clear the snow by the patio door and entrance and also made a path so the boys won’t come trudging back in with snow. With all these clean up, I still the boys out for their walks: Ranger a short little 20 minutes for him. The other two Cs I took them to the trails by our house. That’s the walks they are going to get for the rest of this week. The high for today is 7F (-13C) and Friday is not getting any better. So I’m just going to rest my poor achy body and stuff myself with carbs! I’m constantly hungry since yesterday’s workout.
So much for a snow day of wanting to do nothing but relax!!!!! DB said he is feeling super duper rotten and he better be!