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Friday, February 01, 2008

Four snow guys

Four guys just knocked on my door wanting to know if they could do some shoveling for me. Hell yeah! In less than a half hour they had about a foot of snow cleared from the porch and the driveway (from the car to the street). It would have taken me all day. Maybe two days, if I even lived through it. Plus, they swept the snow off the car.

Laura, who's not here, wanted to know who they are. I don't know. "Are they kids?" No. "Well, do they look like homeless people?" No, not really. They look like those guys who hang out at the Labor Ready place. She didn't know what that was. Whoever they are, wherever they came from, I'm so grateful.

Thirty dollars. Even though it's going to be 50 degrees here on Monday, it was worth every penny.

Now, the city just needs to send the plow down the street.

Update: Springfield got 12.9 inches of snow from yesterday afternoon to 7:00 this morning. Jason has totals for the entire area.

Posted by Marie at February 1, 2008 11:27 AM


The older I get, the more I'm willing to pay someone to do what I used to do myself. (Though I like shoveling snow.)

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at February 1, 2008 12:30 PM

I've never been a very good shoveler.

Posted by: Marie at February 1, 2008 2:58 PM

I always miss the snow, til I read posts like this. :)

Posted by: Ben at February 1, 2008 9:06 PM

We only got 6.5 inches here in Effingham, and I only got rear ended once (with not a speck of damage.) So no big deal.

Posted by: Peter at February 1, 2008 10:29 PM

I hate shoveling of any kind. I would gladly pay someone $30 to do it for me. Good move, Marie.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at February 2, 2008 12:59 PM

I have a genetic predisposition to shoveling, and have never minded it. Of course, here I shovel dirt and rocks and whatever because it hasn't snowed in thirty plus years and the last time it snowed enough so that anyone had to shovel it was almost never (San Francisco did have an 11-inch snowfall once since we gringos showed up; that was more than a century ago; I would love to see something like that just to see how the BMW drivers would handle the hills.)

Back to snow shoveling: I used to go around and shovel the walks for the neighbors -- for money. Don't think I'd do that anymore.

Posted by: Dan at February 3, 2008 2:37 AM

By way of a friend, here's what happens when a mostly snow-free western city experiences a snowfall:


Posted by: Dan at February 3, 2008 3:10 AM