We had our storm. It left ice and snow. Mostly Ice. About a 3/4 an inch thick layer over the top of 4 inches of snow. I was off work yesterday and 1/2 a day today. I could not do anything to clear the snow yesterday. That means I had to get it down today. Snow-blowers do not handle sheets of ice very well. It was mostly a manual process today. My in-laws were all “trapped” because the plows came through and dumped snow and ice in the apron’s of their driveways. My father-in-law cleared out 1/2 of his apron. Just enough to get one car in and out. I helped him clear the rest of it out along with 3/4 of his drive way.
My wife’s aunt’s car was stuck in the apron of her drive. I had to go help dig it out. Her uncle has a bad back so after he pulled the car out I clean the rest of the apron. I slipped and fell on the ice in their drive. And I was thankful no one was around to witness it. There’s nothing funnier than a 6’10” tall guy falling on his ass in the snow.
I of course had to clean out my own drive and apron.
Then I went to clean out my wife’s grandmother’s apron and driveway.
I didn’t get to the Y yesterday to lift because of the storm so I ran. And today I didn’t go because of all the drifts on the roads (and I think they were closed). But I made up for it shoveling ice. Honestly I don’t think would have gotten a workout this good at the Y. I had some help on my in-law’s and grandma’s driveways. So it wasn’t a “killer”. But I have had all I can take of this snow and ice. I think I’ll sleep well tonight.
And by the way – Happy Valentine’s Day