Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter Aerobics & Driveway Art

Dear John,
 
There's no motivation needed for winter aerobics. I spent 4 1/2 hours shoveling snow today. Now I'm trying to get warm and hoping the Motrin works. The snow was up to my waist in the driveway and partway up the back door. After I finished the driveway I brought the shovel through the kitchen - since the back gate is completely impassible - and got the snow off the back steps, out of the window well, and away from the dryer vent. The big drift on the west side of the back yard is as high as the fence now. I do hope it won't hold Jethro's weight - I have no doubt he'll give it a try soon.
 
I'm doing all this by hand because the snow blower won't start. I thought it was the intense cold, but it got up to 20 today so that's not it. I'm looking for somebody that will make a house call. Kauffmann's would be happy to look at it, but I'd have to pay them $100 to come pick it up - there's no way I can lift it into the trunk of the car. I didn't need it last winter - didn't even have to shovel all winter - and it had it's yearly check-up right before that. It just won't quite turn over. Let me know if you have any thoughts about it. I've read the owner's manual and it didn't help.
 
We have another storm due tonight and a cold front coming tomorrow. Great Vespers was cancelled tonight and I don't know if I'll be able to get to church in the morning. It's supposed to be bad tonight and tomorrow. But the driveway is clear and the dog can get out the back door, so we're okay. The only thing we're missing is you!
 
Love you, adore you, worship the ground you walk on,
Joan.

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