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Blizzard [Feb. 26th, 2006|08:16 pm]
We had our second blizzard and the snow in the back was up to the eaves of the house, completely covering the kitchen door and window. What a pain in the ass to dig out from. In the front, we opened the garage door and faced a driveway full of snow that was about shoulder height. Its really just impossible to describe that. After the last blizzard, we bought a used snowblower so I get that going. The snow is way taller than the snow blower, so Becky has to use a shovel to knock the snow down in front of the blower so I can blow it out of the driveway. Its amazing. So, we work at this non-stop for 3 hours - with a snowblower - to finally clear a path for the car out of the driveway. Holy shit, I tell ya. Now, I'm completely beat up. That snowblower is like wrestling a beast. It does a great job, but you really have to work to keep it going in the right direction. I had to take a 3 hour nap this afternoon to recover from the 3-hour blowing fest. If we had not had it, we would not have been able to get out of the house today. Shoveling, it would have taken us all day at least and its such hard work that we wouldn't have been able to do it all in one day. I also had to shovel out the kitchen door and knock enough snow down so that you can sort of get some light into the kitchen window. That took another hour. It must have been a bad one because even the locals here were out taking pictures. I'm supposed to go find the air exchanger vent which is somewhere outside of the house and clear the snow from it, but I just can't face going out there and trying to find it. I have no idea where it is and I don't have any snowshoes to walk around with. Our neighbor was out there doing that for his house, but he was walking on snowshoes. That's another thing I guess we need to buy. So, wow. Its a powerful thing, this weather shit.

[User Picture]From: beckiemoriello
2006-02-27 03:03 am (UTC)
in chicago we had a plowing service that would automatically come if the snow was over a certain amount (a couple inches i guess). have you thought about doing this or is it ridiculously expensive in a place with that much snow?
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[User Picture]From: alcaison
2006-02-27 09:54 am (UTC)


we started out with a shoveling service, but its weird. We were sort of socially sanctioned into taking care of it ourself. See, the guy to clear our snow wouldn't come till midday or so (we weren't the first guy on the list) and twice, before he could come, various men who live in the neighborhood would come and snowblow our driveway for us. This, of course, made us feel really really guilty, so we were sort of forced to ger our own suff so they would quit helping us and making us feel guilty.
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