Monday, November 10, 2008

Puffie Chairs and Shoveling Snow ...

It's 12 degrees ... and while it feels great to have been totally prepared for snow, I just realized that I am the Snow Shoveler this year. Shit !!! Ron may be doing fantastic, but after all, he's still recovering from a broken arm and ribs, in addition to his brain injury, so he won't be allowed out there. I think he even has a prescription from both his Orthopedic Doctor and his Neurosurgeon, that says, "No Shoveling Snow This Winter".

It's been a very long time since I shoveled snow. I don't even have memories of shoveling snow. It's highly likely that my brother, Randy, was in charge of keeping the paths to the house, front and back, clear and safe. We would not give Randy that responsibility now
: )

I've already learned my first DO NOT ... do not wait to shovel. Shovel right away, Goof Ball. Because when it warms up during the day, the snow melts, which then turns to ice. There is no such thing as Ice Shoveling. It's called Snow Shoveling for a reason. Love from The Prairie ... and building arms like Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. xoxo.


  1. Dang. That looks like a lot of work, my friend.

    But the UPSIDE is you're going to be BUFF and STRONG from this! :-)

  2. Great picture and a good time to learn that lesson.
    You will be thankful for those nicely toned arms. ;)
    I hope Ron is doing well.
    take care,

  3. The sh_t word will probably become another word as the season progresses LOL... Makes me think what I would do if I all of a sudden got the shovel job.. probably a good reason to get a snowblower lesson now! A whole new meaning for the word " snowjob", eh?

  4. I have very little experience in this department, but may I just ask you to remember to use your abs & legs, in addition to the glorious arms, and be careful of your back? (You know, this may be what I need to solve the dingle-dangle thing on the underside of my arms. That thing is hard to welcome!) God bless you and Ron.

  5. You should have come over here to practice last winter... I had to shovel out my car a grand total of 7 times. Seven. Me, myself and I - arms the size of toothpicks. See? UUGGHH!

  6. Oh, this makes me so cold. So very, very coooooolllllld-d-d-d-d.

  7. Snow blowers....big ones....are WORTH the cost!!

  8. You guys got bombed with snow out there! I'm glad it didn't make its way over here in Wisconsin! So far so good, we've been lucky!

  9. I just want to plop right into those puffie chairs! If I wasn't 12 degrees that is.

    Good luck shoveling. Take breaks often and bring a hot cup of cocoa out there with you.