This is me.
Ready to shovel.
I was "home alone", so I shan't give away my SECRET as to how I took this self-portrait, but let me just say this little ASIDE to Cindy and Sister Pam: GIRLS!!! I did it on the FIRST try this time!!!! I was giggling all over in my head remembering that experience we had a few short months ago - - - -
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. LITERALLY at hand - - - SHOVELING.
This is how I first started to hollow out my neighbor's sidewalk.
And here's what I still had to do at that point. It may not LOOK like much, but TRUST me, it took me over an hour.
Well, yes I took multiple lean-on-the-shovel-handle rest breaks!
What do you think I am??? Superwoman?
No I am not.
Let me just say here and now - - - NEXT snow storm, I will keep this walk cleared out DURING the storm same as I do mine.
MUCH easier that way.
Why am I even DOING her walk when she is away in FL for the duration you ask? Well - - - BECAUSE, I am the SELF-DESIGNATED-WALK-SHOVELER for this duplex. That's why.
Here is my finished snow-tunnel HANDiwork.
WHEW - - - let me just say I feel absolutely no need for a trip to work-out in a gym now!!!
Of course, I never DID feel the need of that - - - but that is an entirely DIFFERENT story.
And just look at my little snowmen sled marker!!!!
This side of the duplex had MORE snow to shovel because of wind-piling-it-up issues.
Gotta HATE those.
Then I went inside to take off my layers.
Notice I did NOT say I went inside to "warm up," for in SPITE of the fact that it was all of 8* F, I was sweating up a storm from my "minor" exertion.
But this one thing I DID learn from my shoveling experience:
Fisherhubby's old Birkenstock's just really AREN'T the best footwear for this particular activity.
Yep - - - I slid right down, very gracefully I might add, to the ground SEVERAL times while I was out there.
Fortunately you weren't, nor was any one else, around to SEE me and laugh.
Still - - - I think I'll visit Wally World and "invest" in more task appropriate foot wear.
Oh of COURSE I'll blog about it when I do!!