Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our Snow Report

The view out our back door on Wednesday. Fourteen inches of snow. See the garage back there? That's where our vehicles are. Our driveway runs the entire depth of our lot, since the garage is detached from the house and sits at the back fence line. It is a very looooooong driveway. A 100 feet or more.
Here's the drift in our driveway in the backyard.
28 inches.
The Husband trudged out to garage to get the snow shovel and worked his way back to the house, shoveling a path.
Once that was done, he shoveled off the front porch and the walkway to the street.
He returned to the back yard and started shoveling the drive. He is shoveling snow over the fence into the neighbor's backyard. Shhhh, don't tell the neighbor! 

Our yard is so small, we had no other place to put some of the snow. The neighbor didn't mind!
He only cleared a small bit before calling it quits for the day. We were not going anywhere since the streets were so bad, which meant there was no need to work himself to death to get it done in one day.

The next day he worked for 6 hours clearing the snow. For 4 of the 6 hours he had a helper, thank goodness. After 10 manhours of effort, they had 90% of the drive clear. The Husband was very glad Jordan, the helper, was available and willing to help. We both appreciated it!

He's had to do more shoveling, to get rid of the new snow that fell on Friday. He wants to keep the drive clear, since more snow is predicted this coming week.

We are seriously considering purchasing a small snow blower. We had a small snow blower when we lived in Chicagoland. It was wonderful. Yes, we now live in Oklahoma. Yes, it's true that Oklahoma does not get that much snow on a yearly basis. But when we do get a lot of snow, it's a real pain in The Husband's patooti to shovel a 100' driveway. And, it's not like I'm going to be much help out there (or ANY help out there!)

Even if we only use the blower once a year, it's a small price to pay to be able to clear the drive quickly. 

What do you think of our idea? Silly or not? 


  1. I think my husband would definitely agree with this idea after spending hours yesterday attempting to shovel our sloped driveway. He did get a back rub out of the deal, but I still don't think he found it to be an enjoyable experience.

  2. 28 inches! That is what I call a real winter. It seems that your husband had a very good exercise :)
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