What a week! Most schools were closed at least three days, many four. I spent two full days snowed in – a good thing, actually, since one of the things on my plate was a major grant to write. Managed to get the drive plowed late on Wednesday, got to the office on Thursday, headed for home – and got stuck in my own driveway. Just wedged the car in sideways so it wouldn’t slide into the street, and left it there til Friday morning.
I salted and shoveled and cleaned off the car, and then surrendered, and asked my office mate to come get me – otherwise the last pieces of the grant were not going to get done in time. By the time she returned me home, the sunshine had done it’s work, and I was able to get the car up the hill and into the garage. So I could could then do more shoveling, to make getting in and out safer and easier.
Just late today – Sunday – I was able to clean off the steps – frozen into solid slabs of ice, so I wedged a big screwdriver under the ice on each step, until I saw a shift – and then shoved the ice off the steps, one by one, in whole slabs.
I’m still leaving the plastic container labeled Another Mail Box out for the mail carrier to use tomorrow, in case the steps freeze overnite.
Wouldn’t it be nice if that was it for this winter? Hope So!