Sunday, March 9, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes

It's still cold here (25 degrees), but the sun is out and it's NOT snowing! Ted was trying to use the snowblade on our John Deere lawn tractor, but the snow and the ice underneath it was just way too much. Instead, he tried to dig us out with a snow shovel. We have a pretty wide driveway up near the house...enough for five vehicles. The rest of the driveway out to the road is about 80 feet long, and wide enough for one vehicle.

Unfortunately, it's not going to get shoveled out any time soon. Ted still isn't completely over his bronchitis, so he can only do a little bit at a time. Right now he's come in for a rest. He's hoping that the sunshine will help melt things a little. With what I see out there right now, I have no idea HOW ON EARTH any of us will be able to get out of here tomorrow!

Ted's work truck is parked in the garage and it's heavy enough that he might be able to make it out. He was able to get out the Trailblazer that I use, but it's doubtful that it will make it down the driveway to the road. The boys' cars are both parked in the driveway and still snow and ice covered and have snow and ice all around them. Both cars are a little on the small side, so I just don't know how they'll be able to back out over the accumulation. This should be very interesting, to say the least!

Anyway, we're just relieved that the snow has stopped (at least for now, although a little more is forecast for tomorrow) and the sun is out!


Paulie said...

Sorry to hear hubby isn't feeling well enough yet to clear your hugedriveway. I am wondering why the boys don't help out tho. . . if I lived nearby, I would be right over. Shoveling snow is right up my alley!