As you’ve probably figured out by now, we live in what is commonly referred to as the snowbelt, which means we tend to get a great deal of snow in the winter. Knowing this and the fact that we live in a rural area, you would probably assume that we have always had a snowblower. However, for 20 years we shoveled all of the snow by hand. Not only are snowblowers expensive, but I was always a firm believer in shoveling being good exercise, especially since we have two healthy boys. We are not winter sports people, so I refused to get a snowblower when my kids needed the exercise and fresh air :).
However, the boys are going to be gone in a few years, and my hubby and I aren’t getting any younger, so I finally caved two years ago and let Mikey buy a new toy. And I’ll tell you, when we had that storm last Friday we certainly got our money’s worth out of it. In our “before the snowblower” years, our neighbours often took pity on us and blew out the end of the driveway after the snowplow went by leaving 3 feet of snow in its wake, especially when my boys were babies and I couldn’t leave them inside alone while I shoveled. So, Mikey returned the favour by blowing out three other driveways besides our own on Friday and made some very happy people!!
Here are some pictures of Mikey out playing in the snow.