Monday, December 17, 2007

Tips for Snow Removal

  • BUY A SNOW BLOWER

December is now half-over. Since Thursday, the Heavens have opened and delivered more snow than all of last winter combined. Kylee and I have shoveled nineteen inches in less than four days. That's a lot of snow. Especially with one broken shovel, one shovel from 1972, and neither of us with waterproof gloves. We're snow-shoveling rock stars.


It started raining at the hour mark; our "Utah powder" turned back-breakingly heavy. When we were 92% of the way done with the driveway, four plows came by, dumping a mountainous ton of salty, wet, and HEAVY snow and slush. Ky and I just laughed, took a breather and then sucked it up enough to continue. My car is now parked at the top of the driveway and I think the freezing rain may have cemented it to the ground. Good thing I leave for HOME(!) in three days and probably won't need to drive before then.

Church was cancelled yesterday due to the extreme conditions; we call that a "Get out of jail free card." On Saturday I had figured we may get snowed in, so stocked up on the necessities; a full tank of gas and Diet Coke. The rest of the afternoon I bummed around in my jams drinking straight from a 2-liter (with a straw; I'm not that ill-mannered), watching movies, and chit-chatting on the phone. Considering I worked from home on Friday and didn't go out much on Saturday, I had a pretty lazy weekend. Talk about awesome.

Lemme circle back to my snow removal tip. Invest in a snow blower; it'll save your achy-breaky-back. And since I can ONLY throw snow over my left shoulder you may not recognize me the next time you see me--I'll be the hunchback with one super-defined shoulder and lower back. What what.

13 comments:

Jody said...

I'm liking this "tips" theme from your last two posts. I hope it continues.

I miss Arizona sometimes (every day). Don't you?

Shauna said...

how are you supposed to drink a 2-liter with a straw? you can only drink like half of it...unless of course you have the worlds longest straw. Its ok if you are ill-mannered, no one will judge you.

Nat Attack said...

HAHAHA. Luckily enough, it WAS the world's longest straw. A left-over 44ouncer from the Sev.

Jod--I'm surprised how LITTLE I miss the AZ, I'm not going to lie. I really love the OR these days. Good thing I'll get a lil of both for the holiday!

Ju said...

you mean you're not an ambi-shoveler? my back is literally broken from yesterday's snow. broken.

i miss lil phunk.

Carly said...

I feel your pain, Nat. Litteraly. I agree about the snow blower. I kept watching trucks with plows on the front driving past us, as we tried to make a dent in our snow-berm, and trying to will them to stop and take compassion on us. No such luck.

Deming Brat said...

investing in a snowblower = having a guy do it for me... it's true, it happened and he's a rockstar!

Rachel said...

I have four wheel drive and just drive over snow drifts like the tough girl that I am. Actually...I just don't have any hot snow shoveling attire like your beautiful self. Actually, I don't shovel, I just drive...but you're beautiful.

MishMyBelle said...

I can't believe how much snow you are getting there! Kind of jealous you got snowed in on Sunday. Your weekend sounded pretty amazing.

Rachel said...

Wow, straight out of a 2 liter? Haha, that's pure class. I love it!

Arizona, here we come!

kendall said...

Can we please drink diet coke from a 2 liter when we live in OUR room in three days?

thanks, I love you and your hunchback.

Lainey said...

I love this post. True Nat style.

I think we need that picture of baby Mallory shoveling Boston snow to compare.

Can you tell I've been looking at old photos nonstop for days?

Jan said...

I cannot wait until you are all at home...

Jan said...

no drinking from 2 liters w/ straws...

Definitely, maybe, probaby related posts:

If NatA! posted a photo with this blog, here it is!