Mar 5, 2013

A Show of Hands


I started shoveling the driveway at 5am.  I left for work and got outside of town and decided to come home.  Another day off work due to inclement weather.  I spent the entire day shoveling and snowblowing the driveway.  I lost track of the number of trips out after #6.  My area got at least 8" of snow.  Here's what The Homestead looked like after the second to last cleaning.


The snow pile is taller than the bushes
and almost as tall as the lamp post!
 
This pile is about 5 feet tall and 10 feet wide
 
By the end of the day, I was so exhausted and sore!  The upside?  My pedometer said I walked over 17,700 steps and walked almost 6 miles just shoveling snow!
 
Until next time,
 

34 comments:

Pam in IL said...

I didn't even think to wear my pedometer, lol. Good to know just how hard we worked today. Did you have to shovel an area for Celeste? We always had to shovel half the back yard for Snickers.

Vicky said...

Wow that is a lot of snow, we are having an indian summer at the moment, next weekend back up into the high 90's sighhhhh

Anonymous said...

O my goodness--that was not a fun snow day :( hopefully the snow will stop!!! Have a restful night.

Pam

Shelley said...

Okay, I love the snow but this is getting to be a little much!

Anonymous said...

That is a lot of snow, we did have a lot of snow mixed with rain and ice last Thursday and it was pretty heavy but shoveled my driveway.

Marl

Carissa said...

I didn't drive in to work today either Meari. The local school district called off in anticipation of the snow to come during the day, so I stayed home with them. The piles on either side of my driveway are just as tall as yours.

The boys and I didn't shovel until 2pm when we had about 5" and I think we got another 1 1/2" after that, but it does seem to be done now (almost 9pm).

SoCal Debbie said...

Yikes, that's a lot of snow. I'm exhausted just reading about all your shoveling! I hope your springtime comes soon!

Kay said...

Wow! You got an awful lot of snow, stay warm. Winter is almost done

cucki said...

ohh too much snow..well i love snow so much.. i wish i can see that much snow in real one day..
love xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Meari

Nice that someone other have got more snow too :)
We has really snowstorm on Saturday so we have got a lot of new snow too.
Today looks pwerfct right now, Sunny and +3 celsius

Your stitching looks great .
I have that Serger too. It is Bernette and I have had it over 20 year and it works good.
Have a nice time to practise to use your Serger

Tinna

Anonymous said...

Good grief..you never need to go to a gym in wintertime! Hope it blows over soon. (Sorry..couldn't resist that pun!)

Carolyn

Chris said...

That is a lot of snow!!

Bette said...

That's why we live in Arizona! Seriously it's pretty but I could never handle all that shoveling.

Terry said...

At least you got a good workout while shoveling. Hopefully that's the last snowstorm for the year!

Ilke Cochrane said...

I love snow, but we don't get anything like that here! But I can see that after a while it might get a bit much :-)

It's lovely to see yet another interpretation of the Hardanger projects -- would you be happy for me to put them in the SAL Gallery? They's make a lovely colourful addition; I don't think we have many yet with coloured Kloster blocks!

Ilke (Mabel Figworthy)

Vickie said...

Yes, that is a good upside. By the way, one of those gloved hands up there is mine. ;)

Anonymous said...

Meari that is a lot of snow! I am glad that we did not have to deal with it this winter.

Tara

Anonymous said...

MOVE! Sell your house and buy one with a flat lawn and driveway! LOL

Judith Truly in OH

Mylene said...

wow! you have lots!!

Kelly Smith said...

Blimey! That is snow and a half lol.
You are quite welcome to it as I would like to see the bright yellow round thing in a nice blue sky any time now :-)

Anonymous said...

I don't envy you having to shovel snow. I'm glad everything here just shuts down when it snows!

Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Anonymous said...

Yuck! that means more rain here probably. Thought that THAT HOG saw his shadow? LOL

Be careful and stay warm.

Hope you have a good project to work on!

T2ULO
Becky Oden

Anonymous said...

I am with you there, winter can't go away fast enough for me. We are looking at another Nor'easter for tomorrow going into Friday with predicted 6-8 inches of snow --- AGAIN!! I am tired of seeing snow, and rain.

Dusty

Anonymous said...

Meari - I feel your pain! From my snowy corner to yours! -- --Bea--

Carol said...

Oh, you poor thing--I can't imagine all of that shoveling!! At least you'll have some lovely looking muscles to show for it :)

Denise SA said...

Dear Meari I feel tired just looking at all that snow. It looks so beautiful but I am sure you are sick of all the extra work it brings for you.

Kate said...

I can't imagine having to deal with that much snow even once. I hope your weather improves soon.

Nancy M said...

Just catching up, since I left on vacation on Feb 22. Just when the snow started piling up on you! Great job on JG, you may finish it yet! And good luck with the surger. We did miss the snow of the season while we were gone. So our daughter's boyfriend got to plow our drive. The bad news? Our furnace went out and we have to put a new one in tomorrow!

Lyn said...

You did shovel a great deal of snow!

Laurel Piontek said...

All I can say is Wow! I hope you had your ICY HOT ready!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully after all that work you were able to sit & relax in a hot bath.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Claire said...

Wow so much snow.

SueH said...


OMG………..now that’s what I call snow….and here’s me going on about out little flurry in the UK, Lol

Sue
x

Elena said...

WOW that's a lot of snow! Nice that there was an upside (kinda)...a workout

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