Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Removal Less Than A Week Before Christmas



Finally received some real snow. The storm slowly started midday on Friday, and this is what we had Saturday morning.





We had about a foot of snow. It was still a light, yet steady snow when we started clearing the driveway and cleared off the cars and truck.



It's about 110 ft from the house to the road, and the driveway is wide enough to have three vehicles parked side by side at it's widest and could just barely fit two side by side at the road.

In years past, when the driveway would be cleared by someone with a snow plow on a truck, we would park the cars single file to one side, leaving the other side wide open for the snow plow.

The removal would be charged per storm, and during one year when we had a lot of storms, my dad spent so much money he decided to by a snow thrower (we've always called them snow blowers).


That was five years ago, and this Yard Machine snow thrower has more than paid for itself.

I started thinking about what I might look for to replace this if it would break down, and considering the size of this driveway and the large amounts of snow we get, I'm not sure if any of the electric models would be able to handle it.

Maybe I'll buy one anyway, and use it when we don't have as much snow.

As for getting another gas powered one like this one, I found that they no longer rate them by hp (horsepower), so I guess I would get another two-stage with a 24 inch clearing width which has the 179cc engine.

The 24 inch seems to be just the right width for getting in between the vehicles when we park normally.

Regardless of how good the snow blower is, sometimes you can't beat a good shovel. I like this snow shovel/pusher I have here. The shape is good for shoveling and pushing the snow around, and with the metal edge, it does a great job of getting right down to the pavement.

This morning I cleared out the parking spaces again using just the snow shovel, it's a nice excuse to get some exercise.

There's another storm predicted for Christmas Eve, and if it's rain, I won't be having a white Christmas. We'll see.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Wondering About A White Christmas


Second snow of the season, and it's really not all that much. I'm hoping for more by Christmas.

I still haven't had much time for blogging as I continue to write on Squidoo. I'm doing pretty well with topics such as Natural Gifts And Decorations For Christmas, Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts, Presents and Decorations, Eco-Friendly Gifts For Him, Eco-Friendly Gifts For Her, Old Fashioned Christmas and Rock N' Roll Holidays Celebrate The Holidays With Rock Music.

Since those are all holiday related Lenses, I'm now working more topics good for all year round like Clean Water - Water Filtration, Cayenne Pepper, Natural Toothpaste, Natural Mouthwash, Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash, and Using Spirulina - What Is Spirulina Good For?

I currently have 38 published pages on Squidoo and my goal is 50. Once I reach that goal, I plan on going back to Green For A Cleaner Life and rebuild it using things I've been learning from Squidoo and some of the people I've met there.