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Yesterday it snowed in the morning, maybe a couple of inches. Since it was such a big hit last time, I recreated the giant snowpile for Victoria. To do this, I dump all the snow I shovel in the corner of the yard near the house. Halfway down the driveway this starts to be a bit of a chore, since I have to walk each scoop of snow back to the house. I have a feeling that anyone driving by sees me trudging along the driveway with my shovelful of snow and thinks, "Hmm, the new neighbors are hella dopey." Since it takes at least twice as long to clear the driveway by this method, I have plenty of time to think about where the effort-result line might be. Honestly, I think my driveway would have to be longer--I want to see how big I can make that snowpile. Today (we had an extra bit of snow overnight so I got to do it again) it was looking like a baby Matterhorn.

My mom called last night. She was hoping I could give her some insight into how Obama would fare in Ohio. I wasn't much help. I get the impression that Columbus is different than most of Ohio. Then naturally we spent a half-hour talking about the weather. She suggested that my shoveling technique could use some tweaking: why didn't I start making the pile at the street end and slide the pile up the driveway, adding to it as I progress? I was flummoxed. What human could do something like that? It wasn't until later today that I realized she has had no opportunity to accumulate snow-shoveling experience. It's quite possible that her knowledge of the physical properties of snow comes exclusively from cartoons.

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mrz80
Feb. 14th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you need a wheelbarrow.
koralleen
Feb. 14th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Everyone needs a wheelbarrow, this is true. Thanks for not gloating too obviously, MrILiveInFLA.
mrz80
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, I did my time commuting on the Beltway in howling sleetstorms. Got a commendation for showing up at work one night in the midst of a blizzard; had to tailgate a snowplow truck just to get around to Greenbelt! :-)

Actually, the advanced snowlessness of Florida is something of a handicap when the kids start the endless refrain of "Can we go play in snow THIS year??!?!??!!" suemac is watching the weather all over the east coast, hoping for a happy confluence between Amanda getting a couple days off school and snow falling somewhere within a long day's drive.
mayna
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
If that's how much snow she has, I'm surprised she even owns a snow shovel.
koralleen
Feb. 14th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ha! You would be surprised at half the stuff she owns. If it was ever on sale anywhere, she owns at least two of them. But she's had terrible joint problems since her twenties, so she does not shovel snow.
gabriellag
Feb. 15th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
You're right about Columbus v. the rest of Ohio. I bet Obama will win Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Hilary will fair better in the other portions of the state. I think it will be close.
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