We’re experiencing yet another winter storm here in Toronto. It started last night with freezing rain and since then it’s been snow, snow and more snow! Oh yeah … thunder and lightening too. Pretty weird if you ask me!
Last week we had a really big snow storm. I think it was Friday because I remember cleaning off our car while I was outside in preparation for going to our Puppy training graduation that evening. Of course it was still snowing that night and only three other people showed up with their puppies so we had a trick class – a bonus extra – and our trainer said we’d have an extra class this Friday for our puppies graduation.
Well … that day it snowed a lot! When I went outside in the afternoon I shoveled the snow. There must have been close to a foot of snow on our walkway, the sidewalk and maybe two feet of snow in a big ridge blocking our driveway.
It wasn’t too bad shoveling the walkway and sidewalk. I even did our elderly neighbors sidewalk too, but by the time I started trying to clear out the snow that was blocking the end of our driveway I was getting tired. My back was starting to hurt too.
Of course the snow blocking the drive way was a little melty due to the salt or melter that had been spread on the street so it was really heavy! I think I almost quit shoveling three times.
It’s amazing how hard snow shoveling is on the body! I’m a nurse and on snowy days there’d always be a larger number of people, usually men, coming in to the ER with heart attacks. It’s very hard on the heart and most people over do it. Even I over did it. If I felt like quitting shoveling three times I should have stopped and taken a break, but I didn’t.
Makes me wonder whether I’ll even be able to shovel snow at all when I get older. A senior living residence might be looking good by that time! LOL
Anyway, today we were lucky. The sidewalk snow plows came around in the night and at least once in the morning so all the sidewalks in the area were free of snow. I wish they’d done that last week since there was a heck of a lot more snow last Friday!
Have you had to shovel a lot of snow recently?