The Old Man and the Snow…
Well, I’m finally back on track at the office after another snow storm hit the Fields yesterday. Aside from being plowed in, there wasn’t much action going on in town. Driving in a level 3 snow emergency will get you a ticket around here. It’s not worth the risk. For my gracious Southern readers, I’ve provided a few photos. This won’t seem like much to Yankees. In fact, it gets much worse around Lake Erie. Just ask Cleveland and Buffalo.
The first is the view from my freshly-shoveled driveway Wednesday morning. I couldn’t sleep that night. So, I gave it a cleaning at 3:30AM, only to have to do it all over again at 10:30AM.
When I look to the west, the county road needs to be cleared off again. That means the snow plows will be around soon to plow me in.
The last is of my poor mailbox, which finds itself deeper and deeper in snow the farther the season progresses. I need to dig around it every time there’s a storm, or the mailman won’t deliver anything. Wasn’t there some credo that he’s breaking? Regardless, he gets the best I can do on any given day.
For right now, this is all snow-shovel powered. The type of snow blower I need is going to rack me about $800-$1,000. I suppose I’ll have to use my tax return to fund it.
As one of your Southern readers, I can attest that a quarter of that would cripple a Southern city for many days. Just last week, two inches of snow closed down my entire city. Thousands of people had to spend the night in shelters (and by shelters, I mean Wal-Marts and Publixes). After the little accident I had last Friday, it makes me nervous to even look at this much ice.
Driving on ice takes finesse, especial while drifting in turns. The best driving advice is to not drive under these conditions, which seems obvious but many don’t heed it.
MTM would figure this all out for me, but I wouldn’t let him out of the house with everyone else. Ha.
I’ve seen what a dusting of snow does to the people of Charlotte. I’d not want him out in those conditions either.
With that much snow a snowblower is worth its weight in gold!
The locals agree with you whole-heartedly, WW. The snowblower I want will have to be ordered at this point in time. There are few left to be had right now. Ha!