Well...we finally got some snow accumulation. You can only guess what that means!!!
We had a chance to rev up the engine and make sure everything worked!
(No....I did not practically lay on the garage floor to get this shot. Never.)
I think we might have had...2 inches? Sure...we could have shoveled. However, regardless if there is a half-inch or 15 inches of new snow, you can rest assured that the snowplows will be coming down our street at 5:50am. Then return at least three more times throughout the day.
This left us with at least 4 inches of snow at the base of our driveway. We figured SURELY this called for motorized snow throwing.
Mike gave me a complete lesson in how all the levers work and how to turn this contraption on. I was leery of the electric start, but it required far less steps than I imagined and I will be a happy girl on those especially cold days when I don't have to pull-start it.
I was only slightly disappointed when it didn't clear away all the snow. I like a clean driveway when I'm through. I guess it's something I'll have to get used to. It worked out for the best today at least. Under this snow there is a sheet of ice and the snow-padding provided a little traction for everyone walking into our house today.
Mike was slightly disappointed too, but for a different reason. When he finished he looked at me and shrugged, "This would have been way more fun if we'd had two feet of snow."
Better luck next time.