Anna (bcmom) wrote,

Thoughts on Shoveling Snow

SPOKANE, WA - FEBRUARY 1:  Angie Edwards digs ...

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As I was shoveling the driveway for the 2nd time today, I was thinking:
  • Why is it that I always want to spell shoveling with 2 L's?
  • I really wish the neighbors didn't have snow blowers - not because they get their driveways cleaned in less time with less effort, but because the gas fumes really bother me and sometimes give me a headache.  So much for crisp, fresh air.
  • I really don't mind shoveling snow - unless it's really wet, heavy, and deep, like at the bottom of the driveway where the plow goes through, and in front of the mailbox.
  • Even if the snow isn't super deep and heavy, shoveling the entire driveway is still good exercise, especially when I have to do it multiple times a day.
  • Sometimes I'd like to wait until it actually stops snowing so I can shovel the snow all off at once, but I don't like to drive through it or have anyone else drive through it.  Tire tracks in the snow just make it harder to clean off the driveway.
  • It doesn't seem to matter which gloves I wear, my fingers always seem to get cold.  Except today - today they were warm, but it wasn't very cold out there, I guess.  I did recently get some fingerless gloves with a mitten part that pulls over the end - what do you call those?  Glittens?  I'm hoping that will help.  If not I may have to find me some mittens and see if that helps, keeping my fingers together so they can keep each other warm.
Enormous snowball made in South Park in a snow...

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and, there were other things going through my head, not all of them related to snow or shoveling, but I can't remember any of them now.  Oh, one of them was that I probably wouldn't get outside if I didn't have to shovel.  I still get outside in the mornings to walk, but the rest of the day I don't, so shoveling is good for getting me outside.  Getting outside to play in the snow isn't something we seem to do anymore.  So shoveling is good.

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