I swear it was like someone installed a revolving door at the hardware store yesterday. If I had known that roof rakes would be the hottest item of the year, I would have bought a thousand of them over the Summer and set up shop on the side of the road during the Winter. These things have been out of stock for much of the season, but select stores are getting them back on the shelves. If you check Amazon right now, you’ll see that many of them are still unavailable.
The title of this post is called, “New Garant Roof Rake.” It’s not like I chose a Garant. I chose whatever brand was sitting there looking at me when I walked through the entrance of the store. There was a guy before me and there was a guy after me. We were all holding roof rakes in our hands. After my purchase, I even stopped in the parking lot to chat with a fellow about roof rakes. I’m telling you, it’s only once in a while that opportunities like this arise. Too bad, so sad.
Anyway, as I mentioned in my previous post, yesterday turned into work. After I assembled the new roof rake, I immediately went to work pulling snow off the roof. The pulling of the snow isn’t all that challenging. Well, my arms got tired, but it’s the cleaning up the snow after it hits the ground. Yesterday’s snow was wet and very heavy. Couple that with large chunks of it falling from the roof and compressing on the ground and you’ve got work. Plain and simple.
It took me about half a day, but I did it. Every time I told myself that I was going to go inside for a break, I re-told myself that I wouldn’t come back out if I did that. I’m not the kind of guy who shies away from a challenge either.
I pulled a good majority of snow off most sections of the roof, used the snow blower and shovel to clean up the mess and then cleaned the driveway. At least it’s sunny today, but like I so often say, I’ll discuss that in the next post.