Wednesday, February 2, 2011

7 Driveways Cleared Plus 2 Cul-De-Sac’s!!

My car is buried! We have the front of our cars mostly cleared out in these pictures. Mother Nature 0, Erik’s kick butt snow blower 1! In a little over 2 hours we cleared out 7 driveways and 2 cul-de-sacs. Even when the snow was a foot or more higher than the snow blower it kept on going.

I had an absolute BLAST!! I'm tired beyond belief right now but in a good way.


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I wonder what the RV looks like right now buried in storage?? Disappointed smile


DeanO said...

hold on...did I see a snow shovel? That was my only snow removal tool as a kid. My friend in WI has a snow blower much like the one you have pictured..Honda Powered and boy does it move snow. Fun pictures to look at Erick.

Erik's RV Blog said...

We had to clear a path to get the big boy out and dig out the cars a bit so went old school. My arms are like putty right now.

My wife talked me into going bigger with the snow blower and I thank her for that BIG TIME!

Ok, so she talked me into it so I would stop complaining, what ever works right?

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

If I would have to stay many more winters here I think I would rig a way to attach a blower like that to the front of my John Deere, then I would really be able to move some snow.

Erik's RV Blog said...

The good thing is it can move A LOT, but that can be bad too because if I don't aim it properly it can actually throw it into my neighbors driveway 30ft away! Doh!

So I have to be careful but boy was it fun!

Big Matt said...

Looks like with all the snow and power outages, this year might be a good year to invest in a Generac Natural Gas fired auto switchover/starting whole-house backup generator. ;)

Erik's RV Blog said...

The wife and I have considered a house generator but the cost is pretty steep and the chance of another storm like this happening is likely 10+ years from now and we'll hopefully be long gone from this house by then.

Big Matt said...

There is a less expensive option, a friend of mine uses it for his farm.

He has a 10,000 watt Champion generator that he uses in conjunction with a cut off switch.

He manually disconnects the house from the grid, then has a breaker in the circuit box that he connects a heavy duty specialty cord to a twist lock outlet near the junction box and plugs that into the Champion.

The chammpy is far less expensive than the generac, but it is gasoline powered vs natural gas.

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Sue and Doug said...

that looks like a whole ton of snow!..hope you stay unburied in the white stuff!!

Levonne said...

Hi There! Thanks for following A Camp Host's Meanderings. I look forward to following you on your journey. I like how you document the storm with pictures and descriptions! Here in sunny Central Coast California, it is hard to imagine the snow and cold. Take care, stay warm...

Diana said...

That tis a lot of snow! Any tips?
Love Di ♥

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Thanks for visitng our blog, we hope you can hit the road soon, too!

BTW, I love my snowblower, too. But when we hit the road FT, we're taking it to Key West and donate it to a city park and make a flower planter out of it! ;c)

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It's Time to Live said...

Hang in there it will be a great memory!

Margie and Roger said...

OMG That snow is horrible! Thank goodness you have a good snow blower. I forget what state you are in...but I hope to never have to live there! Really good photos though. No wonder you are counting the days until your next trip.