I’m STILL Sick of Shoveling

Well, I’m back and I’m done. Mostly.

I managed to find my car, here’s a pic of one side of it:

Here’s another pic giving you a sense of scale to show how much snow I had to remove from it:

And that was just on top of the car, it was more than twice as deep on the ground.

I did about 90% of the entire area surrounding my car, there’s still a pile directly behind it but I decided to leave that seeing as it was dark, my back was wrecked, I was soaking wet, and I’d been out there for over an hour that I could leave that part for later. I’d redone the path to my front door and uncovered my garbage cans again, I felt like I was fighting a losing battle as I brushed off my car, I’d start on one side and by the time I’d worked my way over to the side there was already a solid layer of snow on the side I’d just cleared.

Here’s another thing: what is it about cold weather that makes your eyes tear up? Whenever I shovel I put my contacts in because if I wear my glasses the snow and rain will build up on the lenses and make it hard to see and they’ll fog up. Add to that the fact that my main pair of glasses don’t fit properly and usually slide down my nose, especially if I’m bending down which I need to do a lot of when I’m shoveling. Wearing my contacts makes it easier to see, at least until my eyes tear up and I can’t see what I’m doing so I’m constantly squeezing my eyes shut quickly to force the tears out so I can see again.

Now that I’ve spent about 2 hours of my night shoveling, what do I have time to do for the rest of the night? Basically I have enough time to quickly eat again then read for a while. I was hoping to get some work done but it doesn’t look like I’ll have time for it tonight. It’s still snowing hard and I’ll need to do more shoveling in the morning, which will cut into more work time so I don’t even know when I’ll be able to get something productive done.

Doesn’t the snow stop to consider the fact that we have lives and might not want to take up so much of our time shoveling it? Of course not, it’s an inanimate object, which just infuriates me more, there’s no way to get back at it for causing so much inconvenience.

Here’s another happy thought: we’re just over halfway through winter, we have about another 2 months of this joy to look forward to. Hopefully this will be the worst of it but I wouldn’t be surprised if this keeps up.

Well, that’s enough for now. I’m going to get on with the rest of my evening, or at least what’s left of it.

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