Saturday, February 8, 2014

I’m Beginning to Really Dislike Snow

 Rescued Trash & Recycing Bins

This is So Much Fun to Shovel

Iced Upped Stairs and Downspouts

After the Super Bowl Blow out we had a big storm on Wednesday. Now in Rhode Island they have this thing when it looks like it’s going to snow. Everyone runs to the store to stock up on bread and milk. You would think the entire population exists on bread and milk. And nothing else. Now the panic sets in even days earlier. After everyone up here watched last week’s ice run in Atlanta, they’re running out buying it days before the storm.

So the storm that hit us started with snow, then sleet, then rain and then snow and then hail. It sucked to put it mildly. When storms like this come you have to get outside and remove the snow before it turns to a huge block of ice. I almost made it. The snow I was moving was like a big heavy ice sponge. And then a few hours later it was an inch of frozen sleet which the snow blower just won’t work on. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it was shoveling with the hail pinging off of your face.

There’s a little game we play up here with the snow plow drivers. We try to time removing the snow from the driveway after the plow drivers come by and leave a two foot high wall of ice at the end of the driveway. I swear they sit down the end of the street waiting. And once all the driveways are done they come by like the mailman in that Chevy Chase movie laughing maniacally while burying the end of your driveway in more stuff to shovel.

This week there was a bonus event. It was trash day. So the plows had to dodge around the trash cans and not “hit” them. Instead they’d take them out with the five foot high wall of slush leaving them in disarray up and down the street knocked over and buried in the snow banks.

And to think on Super Bowl Sunday it felt like spring was just around the corner…

On the house front, things are starting to come out of hibernation. The kitchen counters were measured for the countertops. Yay! I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.

Enjoy your weekend.

1 comment:

  1. The snow plow guys took out 4-5 mailboxes on my street. That was a first.