We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Funny thing 'bout the white, fluffy stuff. Inches are a deceptive metric. Had about 26-28 inches of the stuff, with much deeper drifts, a month ago. It was a ton of work to clear but no more work than the 7 or 8 inches of thick, heavy stuff we just got last night. YUCK! Even with a fair-sized snow thrower machine it was work.
And if you look at this wet, heavy stuff the wrong way it gets its knickers in a knot and packs itself into ice. Cranky stuff it is. This is the kind of stuff that would soon turn an ordinary ol' snowball fight into bloodshed and fistfights.
The six inches of cold fluff we had a couple weeks ago was, by contrast, child's play to clear away.
Was out in CO last week for some skiing. Snow, snow, and more snow. Six of eight days it snowed and four of those it snowed heavy. And wind to chill your bones. A wonderful good time. Gonna test NH's snow this weekend.
Started at 5 AM - finished mine by 6:30 - did the elderly neighbors - finished that by 7:30. Started raking the snow off the roof at 8. Gave up at 9. Having oldest son and girlfriend come over and shovel the snow off the roof.
Your roof is pitched perfectly to get rid of the snow - we've got a hipped roof with no pitch to speak of so the snow piles up. Pain in the butt.
Oh, I don't mean I ran it for very long. I'd left the boat closed up (squalls) while shopping and it felt kind of stuffy when I returned. Granted, I wouldn't normally run the AC on a balmy 80 degree day, so I just ran it for a few minutes.
You know, just long enough to cool the place down.