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Snow shoveling steps!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

dug my car out of our driveway- many steps on my fitbit just doing that two days in a row. We have a mountain house we have not been staying in it since before Christmas. My wife comes up and does pottery but I have not stayed overnight since Dec.

We have had rain freezing rain snow and more snow. I hadn't done a thing about our long steep driveway and it got plowed in by the township plow.

I am retired and didn't listen to my wife who was telling me it was baaaad of course. It looked onl y 7- 9 inches deep and the bank near the road only 10 inches or maybe 12. I thought I would just bully my way through it and then shovel it after I made a path with the car. Hey it was down hill I had gravity on my side.

I hit the bank (all wheel drive) and it road up on the bank and stayed there. All wheel drive only works it turns out if all the wheels are on the ground. the two rear wheels were inches off the ground and spinning away.

Well needless to say once again it is sooo nice to be retired. You can dig yourself out of bad situations you created for yourself, without calling a tow truck. Even though it took several days to do it. hey I got all those steps didn't I?

My method is to bundle up get all the shovels and garden tools together and then go at it for an hour then come in get warm take a nap or blog etc. then more of the same. Repeat until problem solved. My wife of course had no intention of coming down the drive with her car and went back to our toastier house last night.

I did resurrect it on the first try before noon. It was back on the road!
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    Think of all the calories you burned!
    1589 days ago
    Ready for Spring myself!
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  • JOE14250
    Pastafarian : I used a garden edger which was great for breaking through the ice crust. The underlying snow was easy to scrape out from the sides of the car with a garden shovel. After a while it collapsed from the sheer weight of the car and some cinder blocks I had around the house that I had put in the back of the car. I persuaded my reluctant wife to sit on the rear of the car too. As in most problem solving you use the resources you have sometimes in different ways than they are designed to be used.
    1592 days ago
    Always a silver lining with problems, yours was steps emoticon
    1592 days ago
    I did that once - but I had to jack up the car to get its weight off the snow underneath. How were you able to shovel out the snow supporting the rear of the car?
    1592 days ago
    not exactly what I like to do in my retirement, but of course you got lots of steps emoticon
    1592 days ago
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