Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Maybe an Apartment would be nice!

For those of you who know me, know that I love my little old house. Despite the problems that I've had (and still have) with it, I love my old home. I've had major plumbing, flooding, flooring, electrical and a few other problems with this little place I love calling home. Regardless of the problems, I have always loved living here. My dad has often suggested that I just sell it, but I can't let go of it.

However, this morning I am questioning myself. Maybe an apartment would be nicer. My only reason for thinking this is the stupid snow that I keep shoveling. In an apartment I wouldn't have to shovel, someone else would!

Yesterday morning by 9:30 a.m. I had shoveled the driveway 3 times. This morning when I woke up and saw it had snowed some more, I convinced myself to not shovel til about 9 or so because it would just keep snowing and I'd have to keep going out there. So all morning I relaxed inside, but felt the dread of what each hour passing meant...almost time to shovel.

Eventually I made it out there. The snow was coming off the ground quite nicely, til I reached the east half of the driveway and the edge near the sidewalk. That darn snow is stuck to the cement! (Yes, the picture is after I shoveled for 45 minutes, lol) My shoulders are a little sore from yesterday so I decided I was not going to force it off but just remove that top layer that slid off like melted butter.

Last year my driveway was a danger zone. I was working all day everyday and a few nights at a part time second job. So when it would snow, I wouldn't have time to shovel. My roommate was also busy with school and work. Our cars were constantly stuck in the driveway! One time my car was so stuck that I tried shoveling under the wheels and it seemed to do the trick until SMACK right into the side of my house. Then I was stuck in that snow. It was just messy!

Fortunately this year I'm not working and so I am able to kinda keep up on this tedious task. Ugh! I LOVE THE SNOW. Lol, I actually do I just don't like my driveway being covered in it.


Mandy and Nate said...

I agree, the snow can be a pain, thought I'd help Nate out and shovel a bit. Yeah didn't work out so good either. Best of luck to you and the shovel. LOL

hadfam5 said...

You are so cute, I understand your frustration, it takes me hours to do mine if there is over 5 inches and all I have is a shovel. I can almost hear you saying the stuff as i read it, and it makes me chuckle because you don't get mad, so I can see you out there calmly saying, darn snow, I just shoveled you, ok guess I will do it again hummm. lol. You are awesome. XOXO