Survived the Blizzard Named Nemo, but Not the Shoveling
Saturday, February 09, 2013
I'll admit it. It's been about two years since I shoveled 2+ ft of snow. What was the final total ? As of this morning at 7am, we had 22 inches on the ground and it was still snowing. The news said the town over from me got 28 inches. That seems close to me. Shoot, there was a snow drift the size of Montana in my driveway !! It was at least five ft. My brother and I shoveled for 6.5 HOURS. we still aren't done. We left the end of the driveway snowed in because the plows will be widening the streets during the evening.
Basically, Murphy's Law on Shoveling says,"The minute you finish clearing the end of the drive way, a plow will come by and fill it back in". That's been happening all day.
It's funny, the news says people should wait til Sunday to start shoveling when the weather is better. NO WAY. It's one thing a good New England knows and that is you have to move the snow fast or it turns into cement. So, yes, I was out shoveling in 18 degree weather and 35 mph winds this morning. I was properly layered up. I'm fine, but... Needless to say, I'm beat. I'm already starting to seize up. My hands hurt more than my shoulders or back.
Here are some "progress" snow photos. ;) Plenty of exercise today and a bit more tomorrow to finish things up.
Snow drift the size of South Dakota. The drift the size of Montana was on the other side of the car.
We found the car !! LOL !!!