December 10, 2005

Hitting Cold Miser's Fist With My Jaw

Unlike my diligent next door neighbor, I did not clear off the driveway first thing yesterday morning, right after the snow storm was over. Instead, I ignored it and got some extra sleep.

I paid for this slacking today, as I had to deal not with snow, but with a two inch thick layer of ice, which had also been driven over several times. I had to keep switching back and forth between the smaller metal shovel I used to whack the stuff loose, and the larger plastic one I used for heaving it aside. All told, It took a couple hours. My arms and hands are still trembling.

Kids in our neighborhood don't go around offering to shovel other people's driveways. Too bad for them - after the first half hour if someone had asked me for the job he could have named his own terms.

Posted by Robert at December 10, 2005 03:41 PM | TrackBack

We learned this last year, our first really snowy winter here in the stateline area. Won't be doing that again if I can help it... remember to stretch every once in awhile so the spasms don't start up.

Posted by: tee bee at December 10, 2005 06:56 PM

Last winter I would turn on an aerobics tape and do the warm up before going out to shovel. This worked really well.

Posted by: babs at December 11, 2005 05:22 PM

Any time you hear that the weather was so bad people died here in the US, bear in mind that a good portion of those deaths are caused by heart attacks while shoveling snow.

Posted by: Brian B at December 12, 2005 09:24 AM