Well, the last thing I wanted to be doing at 2:20 this morning was shoveling my sidewalk, but there I was, shovel in hand in the wee hours of the morning. I knew we’d have a lot of snow when I got up to come into work this morning so I even went out last night at 6:30 to clear things off. I wanted to get a head start on things. The amount I shoveled this morning was about the same amount I shoveled last night.
I really just wanted to clear a path from the house to our vehicles this morning so neither my wife or I would be trudging through a foot of snow before climbing behind the wheel to come into work. I actually pulled out my winter boots yesterday. I can’t remember the last time I had those on. My shovel probably couldn’t remember who I was either. I haven’t had to use that thing that much this winter.
On my way to work I saw a couple of vehicles stuck in snow and abandoned. One made it about a quarter of the way up a driveway before giving up the ghost. The other was stuck on the side of the road with it’s hazard lights flashing. I was thinking about how lucky I was to own an all-wheel drive.
There was a lot of traffic on the streets and in the parking lots this morning. 95% of those vehicles were trucks hauling skid steers around to get some of this snow removed. The city was a beehive of activity while most of you slept.
I think most of us knew we weren’t going to make it through the winter without at least one good blast of snow. I’m glad it happened now, just over two weeks away from spring!
Can you imagine if we had a blast like this in October? Now, that would have made for a long hard winter!