I was outside in the snow the other day, clearing my driveway and sidewalk, when I had a revelation.
The profound thought?
Shoveling snow really stinks.
OK, maybe that wasn’t exactly a deep revelation, but the snow sure was deep — about a foot high after a huge storm. My driveway is pretty wide and long, and there was so much snow that I couldn’t just push it to the side. Rather, I had to dig the shovel in, lift up a big chunk of snow and toss it or carry it to the side of the driveway.
The only sounds you could here in this winter wonderland were the hums of several neighbors’ snowblowers and the voice inside of my head that was loudly reminding me that I, too, have a snowblower in my garage. It works great! It takes a very labor-intensive job and makes it kind of easy and fun. What guy doesn’t like powerful machinery that launches stuff out of their way and does the hard work for them!? [Read more…]