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First 3-4 inches shoveled....

Wales is far enough inland that Toad Woods is getting a more-or-less normal winter storm. Yesterday, the snow forecast went from 3.3 to 5.4 inches total accumulation, then last night's local weather reports showed the 6-10" band stretching well into this area. Nothing like the hammering Virginia, DC, and Maryland, or even like the photos from Brooklyn that pnh posted via Twitter.

Just in case, I hauled out the shovels for first time this season -- I was in the midwest when it first snowed here and my wonderful Plow Guy did the shoveling as well as the plowing then. Thanks, Plow Guy!

It didn't take long to clear the driveway and little bit of entry pad, so I went forth and cleared the winter's path for the oil and propane folks, too. It's easy to avoid that chore, betting on the likelihood that a thaw will come along before the next fill and clear not just a path but the entire yard. That may well be; my next oil delivery probably won't be for another 6 weeks or so. The virtue points were well worth the minimal effort. My pusher shovel easily handled the dense powder. This snow is far from pure fluff, but I wouldn't try making snowballs from it, either.

Multi-pass shoveling makes modest snowstorms a breeze. It's a life-saver on the bigger ones.

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kalimac
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
I always do a double-take whenever you say things like "Wales is far enough inland ..."

As there was snow on the ground when I visited your lovely home, I shall always mentally picture it with snow on the ground. May the shoveling not be too strenuous!
gerisullivan
Dec. 20th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Grin. I still enjoy my own double-take whenever I type "Wales" when referring to the town I live in. I've cut back the frequency with which I follow the town's name with some variant of "(the one in Massachusetts)."

I'm plowed out and only a dusting of snow fell after my initial pass. If only the rest of the winter would pass so easily for me. And, preferably, for everyone else, too, inconceivable though that is.
thirdworld
Dec. 21st, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Here's to you staying safe and warm.
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