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Monday, January 3, 2011

Time for a Blow?

Shame on all of you with the dirty minds!  (You know who you are!)  I'm talking about snow blowing, not bubbles or whale's air holes or dynamite!

We awoke this morning to very Vancouver like drizzle with fairly green lawns and islands of left over late Christmas snow.  Before long the drizzle turned to snow - the type of flakes you see in Christmas cards - that fell gently and beautifully and fell gently and beautifully and fell gently and beautifully...(I think you get the idea.)  It started at around 8:00 in the morning or so and well, heck it was still snowing just after 3:00, but much more lightly.  We tested the ground (using my very scientific chop stick) to see if we felt it was solid enough.  The results were disheartening, but refusing to be intimidated, Ron boldly fired up the Green Monster and headed into the fresh snow.  With a bit of pushing and additional balast (that being me standing on the back) we managed to get the rig up the incline from the shed to the driveway, leaving a swath of innocent lawn in our wake.  Here are the results of Man vs. Nature:

Pass number three.

The thrill of big boy toys.

If only snow blowing were an Olympic sport!

Yes, real action shots...the snow blower seems to be working.  Now, if we have a surprise dump of three or four feet, I'm not entirely sure what we'll do, but Ron is happy for the time being, knowing that we are self-sufficient and that I'll likely get down the drive without killing myself or wrecking the car.  That's the good news, the bad news is that it's still snowing...Ron & the Green Monster might have to make an early morning trek down the drive a couple of times tomorrow...hope we have enough gas. 

PS: To those of you who voted against Ron getting the ride on lawnmower...he sends you a double pfffthhh.  Let's see goats clear 600 feet of snow in 20 minutes!


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  2. What happened hopalongtom???