Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Not So Much Snow

We didn't so much get snow here last night as guck. In this case, the guck manifested as what is euphemistically called "wintry mix", an interesting concoction of snow, rain, freezing rain, and sleet. I got up this morning and went out to start the snowblower to clear the driveway, but when I opened the garage, I took one look and concluded that the snowblower would hate this stuff.

The pusher shovel, on the other hand, was the perfect tool. I put on the strap-on cleats that Jeff and Carol gave me for Christmas a few years ago -- because they won't stop you from slipping on a patch of ice, but they improve your chances greatly -- and spent about half an hour removing the inch of guck. I had to make sure to take care of it right then, because the temperature is supposed to drop down to near zero tonight, which would result in an inch of hard-frozen guck on the driveway.

And I really don't need my driveway to double as an ice rink. Been there, done that, got the scars to show for it.
Tags: home, musings, weather
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