AstralExistence wrote:im exhausted. i shoveled more snow today then i ever shoveled in one day in my entire life. it also snowed more today then i have ever encountered. i did it because i had too.
i can feel it in my back basically my entire body. i even got face first lying flat in the snow to try to get moms car out. it wasn't happening. my mom gave up but i stayed out there trying to shovel around the car but it was 6 degrees.
i would have stayed out longer, but it was kinda dark, and mom refused to run the car anymore. we could hear the rubber burning. after getting some shuteye tonight ill be reenergized and will try to dig the last of the car out tomorrow. you know what i f**king hate? after us and the neighbors bust our ass shoveling the huge plough trucks come on and just pile up all the snow to everybody house forcing everybody to work 4 times as hard. im very very grateful we did not lose power. many people elsewhere weren't so lucky.
our lights didn't even flicker...I spent most of the day sitting in my car so I could move it back to my parking space, damn plows took forever to our lot. Finally when my wife and daughter came out with food I decided to go in (it was close to dark), but they love to tow so I kept getting up to go check. I saw the plow, put on my sneakers (no sox) and no warm coat, I just grabbed my leather jacket and ran out. I just wanted to be parked in a plowed spot so I could stop worrying about the tow truck coming, I have never been towed for parking in my life until I moved here and twice now they have towed me and once was their fault (they paid for it too). I ended up being outside about ten minutes and I was cold then, especially when I stepped in two feet of snow to push a car (the snow in my sneakers with no sox was the final straw).
I had a bit of a time first getting out of my spot, but gentle rocking and shoveling around the front tires (I was backed in) and I was good to go...I still would rather have this than the heat and humidity. One neighbor said "still want to move to Maine John?" and I said "as soon as I can masshole"