Sunday, December 20, 2009

County Plow - Not Needed When You've Got 15 Neighbors with Shovels

On our no-outlet loop street, we understand why we're always dead last on the list to get plowed. Even when they do come, County plows often get stuck on our steep road. So, as we did in 2003, we all got together and dug ourselves out! Here's the view from my house first thing this morning.
One hour later we've cleared this down hill section and rounded the corner...
another hour later to meet up with our neighbors who came down the other side...
to join up in the third hour to clear the final 100 yards to the "main" street.
Here's the view looking up to our new, snow-banked Y intersection. Hats off to all the neighbors on our street - we did a great job!

Now, time to sit in the newly made igloo and sip a cup of hot buttered rum.

20 comments:

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Now I know why I live in the desert! WOW!

A-M said...

What a contrast! I am sitting here with perspiration on every part of my body contemplating whether or not to put the airconditioning on this early in the day. You have wonderful neighbours! A-M xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow! Edward is so envious of your snow!!

Renee Finberg said...

i am so jealous.
i know snow is a pain in the arss,
but darn it is beautiful.

xx merry Christmas

Renae said...

Well at least look at it this way....that is one heck of a work out! Hot buttered rum...mmm, makes me think of the mix I have in the freezer...may just have to join you!

Homer's Odd Isn't He. said...

Oh my gosh what a job. Having been to your place I know what this job must have been like. Motrin and cheer's Bob.

Pigtown-Design said...

It took me about an hour to get my car cleared! But what a glorious clear day today!

Windlost said...

Wow, that is amazing. I heard about your giant storm - we get weather like this every week, BUT we have the equipment to clear it too. Very impressed with your hardy lot of neighbours. Doesn't it make you feel great to experience that team effort?! Hope it is not too mucky when it all melts.

xo Terri

Karena said...

OMG I am in awe, with my condo in Kansas City, I no longer even own a snow shovel!!

Pat said...

Great job. Your street would be a nightmare without the neighbors. My kind neighbor helped me dig out the drive since Peter's new hip is still healing. But the snow is so beautiful.

Millie said...

Love the snow tunnel...brings back memories of when I was a kid...we had huge snowbanks at our place...

Greet said...

Your pictures could have been taken here in Belgium! It is snowing for a few days now! It is difficult to drive the car but on the other hand the outside look is gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2010 my friend! And thank you so much for the support for my blog!
A big hug!
Greet

vicki archer said...

Fantastic shots and what a great team you are....Have a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year, xv.

oiadweller said...

Looks incredible... winter forgot to arrive on Santorini this year (yet)... but even when it does come I doubt we will get this kind of snow....looks fantastic.
Have an outrageously good Xmas and NY with family and stay safe.

Best from Oia!
M

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a great idea! I bet that gets done very quickly too with all of your neighbors working together.

Marigold said...

i love snow!!!!!! it is soooooo cool how all your neighbors came out and shoveled

Thomas said...

Thats a lot of street to plow! Good job folks! You had to sleep well that night. :)

Marnie said...

a village indeed - all working together - merry christmas to you too

LindsB said...

What great people to live near- love the group effort!

Nishant said...

You have wonderful neighbours
Work from home India

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