This tiny video might not look like much
But please, let me tell you why I left it here.
You may have heard of 2019’s polar vortex?
Well, here in the mid-west, we appear to be right in the middle of it.
I’ll bet we’ve have had more snow in the last month, than in the previous ten years.
Snow is one thing. But then there’s the ice. Hidden discreetly underneath that beautiful layer of snow.
Here is what happened yesterday;
I went out to shovel an inch or two of fluffy snow off the drive. (It’s a long drive with quite a bit of slope)
Shoveling along, and forgetting there were long patches of ice on one side. (At the top)
Boom. Flat on my back. Standing up was a trick, because it was solid ice, and about a half an inch thick!
I finally got back up, determined I was unhurt, and proceeded shoveling where I knew there was no ice.
When suddenly, Boom. Down to my knees. (Half way down the slope) This time I couldn’t get up, so I had to slide further DOWN the hill, so that I could find a not icy spot to get UP the hill! (Glad we live where we do so I didn’t have an audience!)
You know, sometimes, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. So laugh I did. And I quit shoveling for the day.
Now my husband, who hates snow, and just had shoulder surgery, thought it was all pretty funny.
Here’s what HE did;
He replied on Facebook to our daughters post talking about how thick the ice in her drive was. She was talking about wanting to make “snow angels”, he told that I was in the drive making “snow angels” of my own.
My reply to that was that it was more like “snow sprawl” and “snow crawl”.
This quickly de-generated into a much less flattering comment from him. Some about doing the “croppie floppie”. Oh. Brother.
Can I say that even for someone who loves snow as much as I do, that I am done.
ANother batch of undetermined size is just beginning here now.
Complaining about it of course won’t help.
And if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.