Monday, January 23, 2012

It's ALIVE!!!

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.

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