Hey Trev- Your comment on my blog made me laugh. When I lived in California, snow was so rare and exciting, they closed school for any amount of snowfall at all. Now, living in Idaho, snow is just part of life that's going to happen no matter what...usually we get a light snow at the end of August. So summer is something I treasure more than ever now.
I don't even bother shoveling snow. (Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm missing a great opportunity for some exercise.) I just drive up & down the driveway 'til it's packed flat & solid. Works for me!