Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This blows

We are having a bit of a blizzard blow through our neck of the woods. The blizzard of aught-nine has descended upon us. Every school around here is closed.

I cleared the snow out my driveway using my grandpa's old snowblower. The thing is from the late 60's, it is big and it still works like a charm. There are zero safety features, but boy does it blow. The way my neighbor's house is aligned with mine causes the wind to blow all of his snow into a huge drift on my driveway. His whole front yard is nearly void of snow. It's all on my driveway. So, even though we only had about 8 inches of snow, I have a 3 foot drift across my driveway. Until this year, I was a one man shoveling crew. It would take me a few hours and several asthma attacks to clear it away. But, with this snowblower, I got rid of that thing in about 30 minutes with a lot less effort.

I made it to my office around noon. Since classes were cancelled, I'm getting a lot of things done since I don't have all of those pesky students bothering me.


the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

"Since classes were cancelled, I'm getting a lot of things done"

Including blog updates.

Chemgeek said...

I actually wrote and then deleted a sentence in that vein. I'm so much more productive without all of those pesky students.

Adam L. said...

This is why I miss Minnesota!

All we got was rain, followed by 40 mph wind gusts.


Dr Zibbs said...

May I suggest throwing a cupful of salts onto the snow?