Oh, how beautiful! A white Christmas!
There’s lots of snow . . maybe 8″. And, the temp is about 12° and it feels like -6°.
But . . there’s a slight problem.
The snow shovel . . it’s in the storage building that we rent . . about a mile from home. We have an oversized three car garage on the ground level, an oversized one car garage in the walkout basement, about a 25 x 30 pole barn out back and we have no room here at home to keep a snow shovel . . in December! I cannot figure it out.
Vince and Chad decide they’re going to take the pickup and go to the storage building and get the snow shovel. The pickup is not 4 wheel drive. Once they got the doors open, they were good to go.
It went downhill quickly from the end of the driveway! Spinning and going sideways. Finally got the pickup backing down the street.
Notice these photos are being taken by the photographer (me) who isn’t venturing far out into the snow!
But, this is as far as they got. Just to the edge of our front yard. The shadow is our house.
They decided to bundle up and walk to the storage building. What’s a mile there and a mile back when it’s -4°? So . . off they went on foot . . through the snow.
Only a little farther guys!
Another half hour and you’ll be there! Remember this is how your grandparents got to school! They walked miles through the snow! But, wait . . weren’t Chad’s grandparents in Louisiana? Maybe they didn’t walk miles through this much snow. Oh well . . it doesn’t matter. They have to retrieve that snow shovel. (Don’t ask me why . . we have no place to go!)
The crazy thing (even crazier than not having a snow shovel at the house in December) is that we have two 4 wheel drive vehicles in the garage. Take one of those! This snow is nothing for either one. But, if he takes one of those, and brings them back into the garage, all that water will get in the garage when the snow melts off the vehicle. I’m understanding men less and less each day.
They were gone a long time. They stopped and talked to a snow plow man and asked him to come plow our street. And, he did! OK . . so the picture was taken through the window. Told you I wasn’t going out in this weather.
Then they get back!
But . . without snow shovels. The lock was frozen on the building and they couldn’t get it to open.
The snow plow did a great job and now they’re digging out with the garden shovel. Back they went to the storage building in the truck, along with a bottle of alcohol and a cup. They submerged the lock in alcohol and . . mission accomplished. A snow shovel for each of them.
Now they’re too tired to shovel the driveway! If it’s ok with everyone else, we’ll just stay home til April. Surely the snow will have all melted by then. 🙂