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Old 12-29-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I did have a really long drive way and being 105 pounds, no way I could shovel snow like that. it's not always a dry fluffy snow, it does start to melt then freeze up again etc...
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: here
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seems like the older people have snow blowers. Younger to middle-aged people shovel. I have noticed a lot of women shoveling. Anyone know why this is, or is it just lazy husbands?

The key seems to be to keep up with the snow. Shovel often if it is heavy and wet.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: DEN-CO
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I agree, shovel often and don't wait till the storm is over to start. Sometimes that isn't an option if it snows all night though.

This reminds me of the dedicated people that seem to work up and down the 16th Street mall during a storm. I was down there last week, and let me tell you, they start with the first snow flake and they stay out till its done and the storm is over. They take the snow removal there very seriously, thanks BID!
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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seems like the older people have snow blowers. Younger to middle-aged people shovel. I have noticed a lot of women shoveling. Anyone know why this is, or is it just lazy husbands?

The key seems to be to keep up with the snow. Shovel often if it is heavy and wet.

It was my Dad's snow blower. He left me his house and moved somewhere with milder weather, he has had 4 open heart surgeries. He left a snow blower and riding lawn mower, so yeah pretty much old peep. But the yard is really big and the drive way is long and curved. I wouldn't want to do it any other way. My brother is living there now and I think he uses both the blower and the riding mower also.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Katiana wrote:
A lot of times you can get out of the driveway w/o having to shovel it, even if there is 4-5 inches on it.
My driveway ( in Grand Junction ) is on the NORTH side of my house. If I allowed 4 or 5 inches to just sit there without clearing it off, it would turn to solid ice ( like the subdivision streets! ) in a few days and sit there until the inversion lifts...usually in mid January. Even an inch of snow in Grand Junction can sit there all winter long if the sun doesn't shine on it. Once there is snow on the ground a temperature inversion is all but guaranteed, and the temperature rarely climbs above freezing. Fortunately, from a comfort standpoint, the sun usually shines and there is no wind during the inversions...so it actually feels quite toasty....in the sunshine. The mean temperature for the first 28 days of December is a whopping 10.5 degrees below normal. Where is the global warming when you really need it?

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Old 12-29-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: here
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It was my Dad's snow blower. He left me his house and moved somewhere with milder weather, he has had 4 open heart surgeries. He left a snow blower and riding lawn mower, so yeah pretty much old peep. But the yard is really big and the drive way is long and curved. I wouldn't want to do it any other way. My brother is living there now and I think he uses both the blower and the riding mower also.
I love those riding mowers with the snow plows on them! One came down our street and plowed the sidewalks and a couple driveways. I could never justify buying one though. Not enough driveway.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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and the snow here is typically more on the dry and fluffy side than the wet and heavy side....
Not in March and April!
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Jupiter FL.
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What's wrong with using a shovel?? Unless you have a really long driveway/sidewalk area or have health concerns, shovelling is great exercise and the snow here is typically more on the dry and fluffy side than the wet and heavy side....
Gotta love DRY and FLUFFY!
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Jupiter FL.
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Snow blowers work great! I hope you all aren't actualy using a shovel?
I would most likely shovel just for less of a carbon foot print. We also would not choose a huge property with a very long drive way and sidewalks also, so the shovel would do just fine for us.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Jupiter FL.
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I hate to break it to you,
Well you don't have to break anything to us! We are not blind or ignorant, lol.. and not that happy with it either! We are quite aware that one bad apple spoils the whole bag. Because of some, they will soon tell us how to dress , lol..... And the dress fashion i hint to we CAN'T Stand lol, but against regulation. Unfortunately It has always been this way, the good suffer for the bad. Since the population just continues to get larger plus other factors I won't touch on at all, it is getting worse. As for the Bomber, though similar, another subject another can of worms. In the name of fear (from whatever origin) we will forever from here on out be asked to give up yet more of our freedom or just have it taken away. Flying is no longer fun, treated like a criminal in your own country, moved along like cattle and who mad airline personnel God and soooo uncaring! Sighhhhh Perilous Times
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