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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Snow Weekend Ahead



It’s too early to tell for sure, but we could get up to two feet of snow over the weekend. That should be interesting. It’s been a few years since I’ve been around up north to experience it. While that’s a lot of snow, it’s not unheard of.

One winter, due to drifting, there was over six feet of snow in my walkway. Imagine trying to shovel that out. It took me three days to shovel everything. The first day all I managed was a trail to the road. The next day I shoveled out my wife’s car. On the third day my car was dug out.

As bad as that was, it wasn’t the worse snow winter I’ve ever seen. For that we have to go back to when I was a 10 year old kid. I was big and strong for my age so was expected to do my share of snow removal. My dad and I went up to the camp to shovel the roof. The snow was so deep we were able to snowshoe right up onto the first floor roof. It was pretty weird to shovel down to the roof and have to toss the snow up higher.

My lovely wife and I had planned on seeing friends downstate. However, it looks like staying home and hunkered down is the wiser course of action. We plenty of food and fuel for the woodstove. The house battery bank will be charged up. We will also have strong coffee and good books.

Of course, there’s the shoveling. The beauty of being retired is that we really don’t have to be anywhere in a great hurry. I will shovel the snow the same way one eats an elephant: on little piece at a time. Pacing is important.

-Sixbears

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  1. Definitely pace yourself. Shoveling snow would not be my chosen way of leaving this earth, although there could be worse ways.

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    1. I'd rather not check out right now if I could help it. Shoveling snow is pretty tough on the heart.

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  2. I'm sure the cold isn't helping your lungs and I can't help but wonder if you wish you were down south. - Momlady

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    1. I was hoping to be healed up before heading south. Maybe I have to head south to heal?

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  3. Brrrr, Sixbears. We're going into the 20s, and many of us re feeding that. 58 right now ... Stay warm.

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    1. Zero here now. Another subzero night coming.

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  4. I remember back around 1950, give or take a year, we had 38 inches of snow overnight on Thanksgiving Eve. Couldn't get the outside doors open. My Dad had to crawl out a window and then shovel the snow away from the doors.

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    1. That's what our winter of 68/69 was like. Looks like snow predicted for almost every day for a week.

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  5. Six feet of snow on your walk? Tunneling seems like a good option :-)
    Take care of that leg, the snow will eventually melt!

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    1. Good idea! Shoveling snow might be bad for the environment!

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