This snow is impressive. Three feet over the weekend. And then.....let's just add another foot today for good measure. Seriously! I'm not complaining. Really, I'm not. I've had my husband home all week, and we've tackled some projects that have been on my list for MONTHS!
The snowman in the previous post was done about a month ago. This slightly less impressive one was done by Adeline and me last Wednesday when we had a perfect few inches that was slowly melting in the 40 degree weather...making it perfect snowman snow. Note that I had a screaming 9 month old bundled up in her stroller that was none too happy about being outside. Is Adeline out enjoying the snow now? no. A girl who is 3 1/2 feet tall does not enjoy playing in three feet of snow. Breathing is ya know, important. We did attempt sledding with our alwaysupforanadventure friends, the Saladas. Patrick prepped the sledding hill. Adeline went down once (after daddy carried her from the door to the top of the hill). She smiled the whole time. The next time down, she got snow in her face and she was "all done snow."
I know, Patrick looks impressive with this "man tool" to clear the snow, but bless his heart, he did most of it the old fashioned way. This snow blower is our neighbors, and the tire was flat (a problem before we borrowed it) after a few laps. Honey, you rock!
Anyway, on to the tip...
My father (who has logged many hours plowing this marvel of global warming) called with this tip. Don't shovel the end of your driveway until you absolutely have to. When the plows come along, if you've created an opening, all the snow they're pushing from the street will pile into your cleared driveway. If you leave a ridge, most of the snow will continue past. Brilliant. Happy shoveling!