We live in one of those places that brags about how many days a year you can play tennis or golf. We hardly ever have snow days! When we get snow, the joke is that it is gone by noon the next day.
Well not this week. On Tuesday, we got hammered by a snowstorm...and the snow has been around all week because it's been SO cold (negative temperatures, bitter cold).
Our house sits up on a hill. We have a LONG gravel driveway that we share with our wonderful neighbors. When it gets snowy or icy, this hill can be treacherous! Some of it sits in the shade most of the day so if the temperatures are below freezing over a couple of days, the driveway can get downright icy and stay that way until the temperatures warm up.
As the snow was diminishing on Tuesday, I joined my neighbor to help shovel and pick (the icy spots) the longest part of our driveway (a couple hundred feet). Here's a picture of the upper HALF of the driveway, which means it's just as long in the other direction!
Since she teaches a Boot Camp class at a local gym, I figured that for the 2+ hours we were shoveling, that was my workout for the day. The next two days I had sore muscles in the weirdest places, including the palms of my hands (from gripping the shovel or pick?).
And to all of the drivers of vehicles with snowplows who simply drove right on past...next time, please stop for 10 minutes and help us out! We laughed at the number of plows that went by and didn't even stop to help.
Maybe next time we should wear bikinis to make sure we can get their attention. Don't worry. we'll also wear a hat, mittens and sunscreen, of course! :)