Honey, Do You Have The Plow Guy’s Number?

Austin JunoJust a quick post this morning, Modern Philosophers, as this one was too silly not to share.

I was up at the butt crack of dawn to clear the driveway in the wake of Winter Storm Linus.  Luckily, Mark was also out there with the snow blower, so he got the really heavy stuff at the end of the driveway.

That act of kindness freed up a few minutes for me to write this post.

A lot of you have asked why I don’t hire someone to plow the driveway at The House on the Hill.  Perhaps this morning’s photos will answer that.

This is the house across the street.  They pay someone to plow their driveway…

oops3As you can see, he did a wonderful job of clearing the driveway.  They should have no trouble getting cars in and out of there today.

But…ummm…how are my neighbors going to get in and out of the house???

oops 2That pile of snow is very high, and it creates quite the boundary between the front steps and the outside world.

Hopefully, my neighbors have a Sherpa and some mountain climbing equipment…

oops 1I was tempted to grab my American flag and plant it at the top of this snow mountain on my neighbors’ front lawn, but I wasn’t sure if they’d appreciate it.

Plus, I feared I’d pass out from altitude sickness once I scaled to the peak…

oops 4For the record, this is how my driveway looks this morning.  I read somewhere that in the past week, 4 feet of snow has fallen on Maine.

We’re really running out of places to put it.  I know where I’d like to shove it, but this is a family friendly blog, and I’m not sure if Snow Miser would agree to the arrangement.

Well, after all that shoveling, I now have to get ready to put in a full day at work.  I hope I don’t fall asleep at my desk as I am exhausted.

Happy Tuesday!  If you have a plow guy, I recommend that you be very specific about where he puts the snow once he clears your driveway…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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32 Responses to Honey, Do You Have The Plow Guy’s Number?

  1. I see those mounds of snow and the song…”Climb every mountain” comes to mind.

  2. marjma2014 says:

    Eek, that snow is just piling up. I hope you manage to peep out of the top of it from time to time. You must feel like you’re on an expedition, artic style!

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Be safe out there!

  4. Asariels Muse says:

    Wow, I bet they will wish they had paid after rather than before

  5. RozaliaDame says:

    It’s ridiculous how the people we pay for services like snow removal think they can do a ruddy job like that and think no one will say anything. I hope they do complain about the person.
    We used to have issues with the city plow, or lack thereof, who would do our residential street. We’d call to say no one had come at all, and then someone would be sent and do a half-assed job and pile boulders of rock, snow, and ice in front of the houses on the turns of our street (our house and the neighbors). My mother would be on the phone, and oh boy, would she raise hell.
    Hopefully, the snow lets up and you don’t get anymore though =)

  6. I can’t wait to hear about the neighbors and the freak-out that’s bound to occur. 😛
    You’re in good shape. You can shovel for another day or two and not break. I did plenty of shoveling in my day. 😀 I actually enjoyed it. There’s a rhythm to the work I like.

  7. D. Parker says:

    We’re running out of places to pile the snow at this point.
    That doesn’t look like a good place to put the snow. 😉
    Sigh, I see the plows have gone by again…Take care Austin. 🙂

  8. You could always barter with your neighbors. They pay the fee’s for plowing their driveway and yours with the promise that you will shovel their walkway and yours. The plow guy probably wouldn’t charge that much more and then you would have less to shovel and they could actually leave their house in the winter! 😉

  9. grannyK says:

    **sings** The hills are alive, with the sound of … shovels!

  10. You know, if you ever get tired of the snow you could box it up and ship it to Arkansas. (I hear people are actually buying the stuff for birthday parties now.) If you have enough we actually wouldn’t mind it being air-dropped..that way we mind stand a chance of getting out of school/work.

  11. Well until you figure it out I guess I’ll just have to suffer through our 50-70 degree temps 😦

  12. markbialczak says:

    Your snow throwing muscles are going to be so developed, Austin. You have to chuck it so high now. Enough. I see you have wisely decided one garage bay cleared is it now.

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