Sunday, February 12, 2006
I did a lot of shoveling in the morning, but it wasn't too heavy of snow and I kind of like the getting out and talking to neighbors, etc., that goes along with these sorts of events. Of course, the neighbor next door who has to turn on his generator whenever the power's out for more than five minutes fired the noisemaker up a little past 8:00 a.m., and then went back inside until most of the houses around him had their sidewalks shoveled. It was at that point that he comes back outside with his snowblower*, leading to a nice bit of schadenfreude when the machine kept clogging and/or cutting off every few inches. In the end, he ended up having to shovel, I think. (He was still playing with the choke on it when I finished and went in to take a shower — a gas hot water heater is a good thing.)
*I'm not saying he waited until most of use were done so that he didn't have to feel guilty about not offering to use the snowblower to help out anyone, but it sure seemed like suspicious timing.
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