I woke up this morning knowing that it started snowing outside, but wasn’t necessarily prepared for what was waiting for me outside. After I woke up and did my normal routine, I peeked through the blinds and seen white. At 3 o’clock in the morning, I couldn’t really see how deep it was. I mean, it’s November, it couldn’t be that deep… could it? After getting dressed and checking my email I open the door, stepped out and “crunched” my way to the shed to get the shovels. We had about 5 or 6 inches of snow waiting for me to shovel this morning. Now, This is the most snow I have had to shovel. Last winter was rather mild, and don’t think we got this much snow. I know we definitely didn’t get this much snow in November of last year.

So, I got the shovel, and cleaned off the steps, and sidewalk. By now, my uncovered hands are freezing. I had to stop come in and warm the hands. I’m also wondering where my winter gloves are. No where to be found, that’s where. I should have thought about this yesterday. I did remember that I have a pair of insulated “mechanix style” gloves out in the Pajero. So after my hands are warmed up, I head back out to start cleaning off the Pajero. Now, I had to open the back door to get the snow brush out of the back seat, so I can clean off the back door so I can get the gloves. When I get the gloves… they are FREEZING… quite literally I would say, but better than having my unprotected hands exposed to the elements. Cranked up the Pajero, turned on the heater, and waited for it to warm up while I finished cleaning the snow off. Went back inside for a bit, to warm up, and get my folder for school.

Once I got to work, I cranked up the John Deere to plow the parking lot… I love plowing snow. Fun times…. This is getting long, that’s enough for now.

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