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Winter - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
Winter has arrived! Yesterday I was just remarking that I could see the grass. Now we have like 6 or 8 inches above it.

It's still snowing, but I just finished taking care of the shoveling for now at least. On the plus side I didn't have to shovel everything because, after a lot of coddling and pleading with it, my old snowblower started!! Yay!

I'm quite happy to do the sidewalks, frontwalk, porch, and steps... but I don't like shoveling my loooong driveway. So I tried to start my snowblower, no luck. I went and shoveled the above stuff, letting it rest.

Then I tried it again, messing with the choke, gently urging it, ad glory be! It belched enough smoke and noise that I thought it wanted to kill us all, and stalled a few times, but it took care of the driveway for me, which was greatly happy-making.

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 16th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you have a final?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 16th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, but the snow still has to be removed....
thelifeofbrian From: thelifeofbrian Date: December 16th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just bought my first ever snow-blower yesterday - the kind you just push the button to start. I was very happy to have it this morning.
mbumby From: mbumby Date: December 17th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
We didn't use the snow-blower -- (1) it is electric, and a bit of a hassle, the cord and all, (2) when you're dealing with most of a foot of snow, the blower we have (I made sure we got a light one so I'd have a hope of being able to pick it up -- this has its drawbacks) can't quite cope, so we have to use a shovel to take off the top several inches anyhow. That plus, being light, it doesn't usually get all the way down to pavement, so one needs to make a 2nd pass with a shovel anyhow to do it right. (Actually, this snow was light and fluffy enough that it might have worked, but there was still the hassle-factor, and the fact that the first shoveling was done in the 6:30 - 7:30 am time-frame, and our neighbors might not have appreciated it.)
lala2 From: lala2 Date: December 18th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Snow. It sure LOOKS pretty...but it's so cold and slippery.

I miss summer.
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