Been busting my butt shoveling all this white Fun since yesterday, Started out raking the roof, as I am in idiot for installing aluminum gutters on a Vermont house, just causes ice dams. Have to pull the first 2 feet of snow off to allow for melting to drip off without freezing solid and backing up under the roof shingles into the attic space behind.
Then, figuring my hired plow guy had already been thru earlier on the first pass around dawn, he was due back again soon, I proceeded to start cleaning 15 inches of white heaven off our 3 SUVs which were parked on ice over the frozen lawn behind the plow mound to allow the plow to clean off the driveway proper.
The Forester is backed too close to the old ice pile from the December storm and the wind has blown the snow so the back of the car may get glued to the pile if I don't shovel it clear. Then I clean off the Pilot and I get to the 3rd vehicle, the Xterra 4WD and the hired plow shows up again. He says his F-250 has it up to 19F, the main roads are bad with sleet frozen on them.
I tell him I’m gonna bust out these cars from the snow bank after he plows, he says he’ll be back to clean up after I get them out. He finishes and goes down the hill as I finish cleaning the Nissan and I start up all the cars to warm them up. The Forester is a stick 5-speed and pulls out of the pile easily as it is 50-50 AWD all the time. The Pilot spins a bit as I forgot to engage the button for forcing AWD it figures out the deal quickly and claws it’s way to freedom.
The Xterra is a 6-speed with switchable 4WD and has not been driven since the last storm and is buried deeper in ice and cannot climb out of its tomb initially, spinning all 4 snow tires in place in 4-wheel Low. The plow comes back and pushed the lawn snow back to the house so I can back up and get a few feet to run over the ice pile after shoveling the 4 tires clear, out she comes as the plow clears out the ice berm.
At that point, I am in need of refreshment and put off the rest of the shoveling....a path to the propane tank, clean off the generator under the back deck and shovel off that deck of more white pleasure.
At least I got to watch one NFL game get ruined by the Refs and the other get decided by a coin toss.