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Snowy Scene

I can’t find my driveway, but this place looks great!

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Our backyard rink in the midst of all the snow

The temperature has dropped below zero degrees Fahrenheit here this evening, and it will plummet some more before the sun rises tomorrow morning. After several hours spent with wrenches, a crowbar, a hammer, and a ratchet set this afternoon, I got the impeller blade in my snow blower bent back into shape, along with the casing. I was able to rig the cleats on the outside of the casing so they work again, sort of, and I was able to get to work on the rink. My son and I did all of the finish work with shovels and threw the snow up on the banks. In the last 7 days we have received 42″ of snow in the yard, but having a place to skate is quite important here. I love this place.

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From the ice looking back to the house

 

 

Selfie from a snow blower?

Yes, over the last several weeks, my snow blower and I have become rather close. But today I think it went a little too far.

After another day of clearing snow from my nearly 400’ long driveway, I thought I was done for the day. Then a beep alerted me to an email I had received. It was a picture message from a number I didn’t recognize. It turns out it was from my Ariens Deluxe 30 in. Electric start gas snow blower. The snow blower snuck out of the garage, used a camera from who knows where, and snapped the ‘selfie’ below. The message simply read, “You’re welcome”. And for it’s awesome services this season and for 4+ years so far, I say, “Thank you”.

My Ariens poses next to some of the 36+ inches of snow we have received in the last 15 days.

My Ariens poses next to some of the 36+ inches of snow we have received in the last 15 days.