This is what we woke up to this morning.
I love waking up to snow like this especially when, like today,it’s a Saturday when no family member has to travel to get to work or school.
My way of thinking is that if it’s going to be cold, we might as well have snow with it rather than awful rain. Again, as long as no one has to travel.
Here’s what the main road looks like from our house. We live about 2 miles out of town and high up on a hill so we always get more snow than those who live in town. This road is a major road though and it gets a lot of traffic. PennDot doesn’t do a very good job at tending to our road so we get quite a few accidents and stuck vehicles trying to get up or down the winding hills.
In his younger days, my husband used to go down to the road to help push vehicles up the hill. I think he thought it was fun. I always held my breath and didn’t look because I worried that he would get hit. A human standing on icy roads with out-of-control moving vehicles on that same ice is just asking for trouble. Thankfully his good deeds were rewarded because he always came back home, frozen and shaking his head about the “women drivers” who always get stuck. :)
Nowadays, hubby just watches, like me and waits for the Penn Dot truck to assist those stranded motorists who are stuck on the hill.
He hates snow. Snow for him means work and hassle. He’s the one that goes out to shovel it off the driveway. We have a loooooong driveway and I would help him but he has his way of doing it and doesn’t appreciate ME doing it a different way.
So, here are the different ways that he COULD clear the driveway, if he wished.
- lawn tractor with chains on the tires and snowblade
- 4 wheel drive pick-up truck with snowblade
- Bobcat with scooping blade
- ME helping him with any of those previous ways
He chooses none of those. He uses his own manly power along with one snow shovel.
I don’t know why.
I’ve stopped asking.
I just hope he doesn’t have a heart attack while doing it.
He does use the snowblower to help out. The snowblower doesn’t work well with the heavy wet snows though.
But really, I’ve learned over time to just not ask why he does what he does. He would like snow a lot better though if he would just remove it in a easier way.
I think today is a good day for baking cookies and watching old movies on tv. … and watching the dear hubby shovel the snow. :)
Happy, snowy day everyone!