It’s been snowing since yesterday morning at about 9am. It’s supposed to stop some time tonight. Originally, it was forecast to stop this afternoon, but someone changed their mind. It’s all good. It’s not like it’s coming down hard or anything anymore. Last night, well, that’s a different story. It was coming down hard then.
We got 16 inches of snow about five days ago. Yesterday and today, we got about a foot more. This really has been some March. I actually thought winter was over a few weeks ago. We had that warm weather tease and I was telling people that I didn’t think it was going to snow anymore. Boy was I wrong. It did snow and now the ski mountains are back at full throttle and the snowmobilers are having the times of their lives. That’s got to be fun, especially since this snow is so deep.
We were practicing some video editing this afternoon and I came up with the idea of having some video taken of me clearing the driveway with the snowblower. I wrote a post about this blower a while back, but in case you haven’t read that one, what we have is a Cub Cadet 2X 528 SWE. It’s a decent snowblower, but if I had to do it again, I’d get something larger. The only problem with that is every step you go up, the cost goes up as well. By hundreds of dollars. When you purchase these things in the fall, you don’t think it’s ever really going to snow. The first big snowfall you get though, you wish you bought the bigger model.
Clearing the driveway with this machine is usually not much of an issue. It seems to move through even the deep snow pretty well. The problem I had today though was that with this particular type of snow, I found that the blower pushed it more than threw it. It was sort of like a plow because the snow was so sticky. I had to keep stopping to let it get through the chute. After a few passes though, I got used to it and we both finished up with no major problems.
I don’t know what it is about the snow. Every single time it’s ever snowed, during my entire life, it’s been exciting to me. They haven’t even plowed the roads yet, so we might go for a ride in the truck when I’m done with this post. Or, that might wait until tomorrow because it’ll be brighter outside. Either way, it’s a good time driving around to see what everything looks like.
Anyway, here’s the video I just put together. I feel like such a herb during these things, but at this point in my life, I don’t care. It’s all in good fun and now you get to see what I look like when I clear the driveway off. Such excitement! By the way, if you’re reading this post via email, you’ll need to click the link below to visit the video on Youtube to see it. Videos don’t come through the email. It’s also bigger over there, so you might just want to click through anyway.
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