Field Stone Cottage Blog

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard: The Clean-up




It starts with Andy raking the snow off the roof edges as far up as he can reach with the roof rake. We have to get the heavy accumulation off so it doesn't slide off when the sun comes out and hurt someone. Snow is heavy! I didn't think of taking a picture of that part today but it was the first time Andy ever wore his snowshoes to do it!

Then he uses the snow blower to get around the cars as best he can and get to the sidewalk to do that around the corner to the second driveway. Living on a corner has pros and cons. But one pro is the second drive to move the cars between when removing snow. When the smaller drive and the front walk and Charlie's area are clear, we move the cars over to that drive and Andy does the big drive. We do have a two car garage on the side with the big driveway but we have three vehicles and a boat so the truck and the boat get the garage.

With this much snow, its taken some time and we had a lunch break in the middle but Andy is finishing it up now. That means its time for some hot chocolate!

3 comments:

AuntE said...

What a lot of work! Aren't you thankful for the snowblower? Imagine doing it all with a shovel...

Kim said...

Oh my! You guys certainly got dumped on! We did not have nearly that much snow! Snowblowers are such a blessing with that much snow!

homebutnotalone said...

Wow - I'll never complain again