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Diary of a Snow Shoveler

shoveling snowWith the unending snow we’ve been getting this winter, I thought you might enjoy this story of the couple who made the mistake of moving up north. It will make you laugh!

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December 9

We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had!

Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a little boy again. I cleared both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12

The sun has melted all our lovely snow… Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry – we’ll definitely have a White Christmas.

No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. I don’t think that’s possible. However, Bob is such a nice man, I’m glad he’s our neighbor.

December 13

Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20F. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life!

The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.. I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn’t huff and puff so.

December 15

20 inches forecast for today. I sold my van and bought a 4×4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. We stocked the freezer.

The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s extravagant. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.

December 16

Ice storm this morning. Fell on my butt on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like crazy! The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17

Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere.

Today the electricity was off for 4 hours. We had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. Man, I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20

Yippee the electricity’s back on, but we had another 14 inches of the dumb stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all day. The stupid snowplow came by twice.

Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying.

Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying.

Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.

December 22

Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white stuff fell today, and it’s so cold, it probably won’t melt till August.

Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to go to the loo. By the time I got undressed, and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel.

Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he’s too busy. I think he’s lying.

December 23

Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to zero.

The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she’s lying.

December 24

6 inches fell, but the snow was packed so hard by the snowplow, I broke my shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack.

If I ever catch the guy who drives that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his hair and beat him with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been!

Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the snowplow.

snow plow

December 25

Merry Christmas! 20 more inches tonight – Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. Man, I hate the snow!

Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my broken shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I don’t know why she thinks that!

If I have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to go crazy!

December 26

Still snowed in. Why  did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.

December 27

Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,750 to replace 4 of my pipes.

December 28

Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The WIFE is driving me crazy!!

December 29

10 more inches.

Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30

Roof caved in.

I beat up the snowplow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, for the beating I gave him.

The wife went home to her mother.

Nine more inches predicted.

December 31

I set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling!

January 8

Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed???

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