Monday, December 28, 2009

Snowy Lessons



Be Prepared!
Last week's snow storm was a first for us so we weren't prepared. We ended up digging our car out of the snow with an ice scraper and a kitchen broom. While on one of my walks I saw how the locals deal with snow.

Vicki won't let me get snow removal equipment like the ones in the photos above so I'll have to settle for a snow shovel. Now that the snow is gone, let's see if I'm smart enough to buy the shovel before the next snow fall. Stay tuned.

25 comments:

Regina said...

Wow. Truly a winter wonderland!

Cheers for the New Year!

Regards.

Regina

Thom said...

Beautiful pictures. But I gotta ask why Vicki won't let you get the equipment cu I'd say ouch my aching back LOL

Carolyn Ford said...

I bet she'll change her mind about this time next year!

Louis la Vache said...

Snow? Snow blowers? Snow shovels? «Louis» heard a rumor they have those at Lake Tahoe. None to be found here! ;-)

Olivier said...

beau reportage photo, j'aime beaucoup la première photo, on dirait que la neige lui retombe dessus ;))

Jientje said...

That's a LOT of snow to get rid of James!
I love that last picture!

Vogon Poet said...

Great pictures, luckily they seem quite organized. Silly question: where do they put all the snow?

Malyss said...

Men always find good reasons to buy new toys!..Ü

i like your pictures. Also coming from the south, I remember my fear the first time I had to drive under the snow, when I had to live in the north during several years.
So I understand you perfectly!!

♥Kathy♥ said...

Well it looks like you town is prepared for snow removal at least. LOL we used a broom to get the heavy snow off our truck and then let the sun melt the ice off.

Rebecca said...

The last snow was light enough for a broom, but get the shovel cause the heavier snows won't be budged with a broom. And don't wait til snow is forecasted or the shovels will be sold out.

How do you like today's wind? It sounds so fierce!

Sunny said...

A nice selection of snow pictures, I wonder if you will you still love the snow by the end of winter?
It's really windy and cold here today.
Stay warm.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

Well I hope you do remember! I can't even imagine having to deal with all that snow. It is beautiful though!

Thérèse said...

Brr! It reminds me of our time in Germany and scraping the snow & ice every morning away from the windshield... Good luck and keep taking pictures.

Sistertex said...

Great shots of what is, for us here, an everyday scene this time of the year.

Certainly a lesson learned quickly! After a big snow, most people are not likely to be caught without a shovel again around here.

We just had 16+ inches over Chrismas Eve and on through the Saturday following Christmas. Most of it pretty heavy. Snow blowed a few times, shoveled as well. Doesn't generally put a halt on too much around the Twin Cities area. Slows things down a bit waiting for the plows, but unless blizzard conditions prevail, things keep on keeping on here.

cieldequimper said...

Well James, thou shallt be exercising.

Tinsie said...

All of these are fab! Hope you're having a great holiday season :-)

ruma2008 said...

I was sorry for the sudden heavy snowfall.
Take care of yourself.

afv said...

It's always the motto "be prepared" but it's always fine not to be and just be flexible. These are really neat shots. Greetings from LADP.

Birdman said...

That's good hunk of snow. We've not had anything like this YET!

Cheryl said...

Yes buy a good snow shovel asap! We keep an old broom for sweeping up light dustings of snow as well. And how about a container of Ice Melt? Thats great for slick walkways...And how about snowshoes so you two can get out and about and enjoy Mother Nature!

Martha in PA said...

Great pictures. Don't wait until the next storm is forecasted, get your shovel now, and some ice melt while you are at it! Shovels become hard to get when snow is in the forecast. I bought a little "trunk shovel" thinking it would help if I needed to clear a path from the door for the dog, but she just ran right through it. I was able to drive out after they plowed the parking lot, but my neighbor used my shovel to get some snow from in front of his car.... Always BACK into your parking spot when it is supposed to snow too, easier to pull out than back out!


(oops, Cheryl said the same thing above)

Marka said...

Your town is certainly equipped to deal with the white stuff. You could always get a lawn tractor or an ATV with a plow since your wife won't let you get a full-sized tractor. Cheers!

chrome3d said...

Professional looking gear on those people there. You better get prepared for the next time because there is always the next time if you plan to stick around there. Don´t be gaught by the surprise of the snow.

Julie said...

That fella in the second photo - is he just blowing it all back onto the road that some other poor fella has just cleared?

Duh?

Leora said...

And now it's snowing again... have a Happy New Year, James!