Thursday, January 23, 2014
Mother Nature stepped in today to make sure I got my extra exercise in! My DH has appointments all day so when we woke to 4 inches of white stuff blanketing our world and it was still snowing? Well, I knew that I was going to do most of the heavy lifting.
My DH did our house, then I did the rental across the street (we are the unusual landlords who take care of the yard work for our renters), and then I started on the driveway from hell!
My good friend and neighbor really can't shovel for health reasons. And her driveway is the worst. Her neighbor put a high fence on the south side of this drive and it's completely paved from the neighbors house to my friend's. So...that means there is no place to push/dump the snow. You scoop a shovel full and then carry it quite a distance to dump it behind these trees or over that rose bush. And you generally have to lift that shovel full of snow at least shoulder high to discard it. Awful!
And you really need to think about melting. Because if you leave the snow too close to the drive it melts (sunny Colorado does that) and turns her drive into a skating rink. Anyway, I got 3/4 of it done before I had to quit to get to my desk for the day. And this 3/4 was the toughest part. I think she'll be able to remove the remaining snow on a gentle slope to the street.
SP says I burned a TON of calories with that effort. Exercise completed for today!