Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Shoveling Snow

There is about a foot of snow on the ground now.

I worked from home yesterday. I decided to come into the office today, since being at home is very distracting. Both babies LOVE the computer (as I've mentioned before). They don't understand why if Mom is on the computer, why they can't be on the computer. I also felt really tired around 2 and decided to take a nap.

So working at the office is no doubt more productive.

I shoveled some of the snow last night, and this morning only an inch or two had drifted over my efforts. I may post a lovely photo later of my shoveling, which I am very proud of.

One of our neighbors shoveled at least three times yesterday. I find her logic stunning. The snow was coming down and much more was predicted. Another neighbor was shoveling his walk this morning. He appeared to be very consciously shoveling the entire driveway - wide enough for both vehicles - without a snowblower.

My question is, why?

I have a wonderful suburu that drives very well in this weather. But even if I didn't have a suburu, I would still probably be guilty of simply driving over the snow instead of shoveling. Shoveling is an sisyphean task. So I can get out of the driveway without shoveling - why bother clearing the snow?

I strongly suspect this is one of those neighborly/housing upkeep type issues. My husband is no help - he has said on numerous occasions that he would rather pave the front yard than mow it. So I will simply continue to shovel when I feel like it and go from there.

I know chanson is green with envy and wants to move back to enjoy this snow!


C. L. Hanson said...

LOL, I was just thinking about how much I miss shovelling snow as I read this... ;-)

Actually, there are good reasons for shovelling the driveway (the snow gets hard and crusty and packed down and slippery where you drive on it), however there are no good reasons for shovelling the driveway three times in one day. The trick is to wait until it stops snowing... ;-)

Freckle Face Girl said...

I'm with you on not being so productive while working from home. Plus, it is a lot more stressful trying to get things done with little ones making big distractions.

I'm like you. I'd shovel, but only as much as I had to.