Sunday, December 30, 2012

Back Home

A decent sized storm rolled through Vermont while we were still in California, making for an interesting return home last night. Thankfully we had the foresight to have our road and driveway plowed while we were gone -- if it weren't for that plowing, the road would have been completely impassable. The problem came when we realized my car had been parked in such a way that the hired plower could not make turns to completely clear the driveway, and large snow banks were left in several crucial spots that required hours of hand shoveling.

Left with no other option, we bundled up in ski pants, gators, snow boots, and coats, and from 6-9:30 pm shoveled, struggled to mount the snow plow on the truck, plowed, dug out my car, got my car stuck in the snow, got Josh's truck stuck in the snow, sanded, and shoveled some more. The storm officially kicked our butts, and we looked like a pair of complete amateurs.

On the bright side, we've been schooled. We've now got our head around all the moving parts that must be considered in order to plow the drive without sliding off the road/getting stuck/hand shoveling. Let's just see how the next one goes!





3 comments :

  1. Hi Claire - I was thinking about you during this current snowstorm and wondering if Josh got a snowplow yet! The pictures are beautiful. Have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!

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  2. Thanks Cara! Happy New Years to you and your family!

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