The logical bus is the bane of my existence

leggingsAnother snow morning. I returned from my 0-skunk-30 powerwalk to find the Yooper Scooper sitting in the middle of the driveway and little to no snow shoveled, at least that I could tell. I was a little confused. Was the GG all right? Since there was only one vee-hickle in the driveway, I figgered yes, he was. I guess he forgot what he was doing? It’s okay. I actually like to shovel snow (up to a point). The Yooper Scooper is a bit big for my taste, so I put it away and grabbed my trusty little shovel and did the minimum, meaning the sidewalk. There isn’t enough snow to make the driveway a challenge even for the Ninja and it doesn’t sound like we’re getting any more for a few days.

No, we do not have a snowblower. Actually that is not totally accurate. We do not have a snowblower down here at The Landfill on the Planet Ann Arbor. We do have my old coot’s snowblower at Houghton Lake. He bought it when he was 75! It’s a big Yooper Snowblower and I think the CFam boyz love playing with it. I can’t feature why people think they need one of those things here on The Planet Ann Arbor. I mean young, healthy people, not folks who cannot safely shovel snow. I think those folks ought to hire a plow / shoveling service (eh, if they can afford it). The Comm had one during her last few years and I cannot tell you how good it felt to tell UKW and npJane, when they were hanging out with me while The Comm was in the hoosegow on a trajectory toward death, “No, we do not have to shovel the driveway out!” Anyway, I am always annoyed by the whiiiiiine of those things when we have a mere couple inches of snow. Took me about five minutes to do my sidewalk today and I wasn’t the slightest bit winded after it was done.

And then driving was pretty okay because most people were going slow (and I had the AWD Frog Hopper). I probably annoyed a few people behind me by going 20 or thereabouts on the road into my business park but there was a reason I was going slow and that is that because the road is as curvy as all getout and they do not salt it and there are ponds everywhere. Today? I did not end up off the road in a pond! I’ve been working down there for quite a few years now and I have seen a lot of vee-hickles off the road. Oh yeah there was the 10 minutes I spent sitting *in* the State / Ellsworth roundabout. At least it *felt* like 10 minutes. Probably more like three.

I shared the photo on facebook (with permission) but it hasn’t been on the blahg yet. This is what you improvise when you haven’t thoroughly checked the weather forecast before you head into town and are wearing a dress and tights with nothing over them. Been there, done that, walking to high school in Sault Ste. Siberia in the early 1970s. I’m not sure we were using plastic garbage bags yet in those days but if we were, I might’ve been embarrassed to wear them on my legs. I know that I was totally embarrassed about wearing pants under a skirt. I do it all the time now and I actually rock that look! Nowadays I would NOT be embarrassed to wear garbage bags on my legs.

Man, the GG came home and returned a bad car battery (Ninja) and installed new veeeeendsheeeeld vipers in the Frog Hopper and I dunno what else. All I did today (besides go to work) was shovel a little bit.

One Response to “The logical bus is the bane of my existence”

  1. Margaret Says:

    No one around here has a snowblower; I don’t even know if our stores stock them. We DO need some snow in the mountains though, as I mentioned yesterday. That’s an interesting look!