Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Have you ever felt?

Have you ever felt that if somebody were watching you, they would be laughing hysterically at your poor attempt at something.  Anything?  Anyone?  I feel that way every time I have to snow-blow the drive way.  First of all, our house faces north so that the house blocks a lot of the sun to the drive way.  Second, our next door neighbors have a single story home so they really can have the sun melt a lot of the snow.  My neighbors across the street have south facing homes so that the snow melts 99% of the time without them even having to snow-blow.  Third, I am from AZ, how do you snow-blow properly?  Is there a specific pattern you need to follow so that you don't blow snow onto spots you have already cleaned?  In spite of my insecurities of snow-blowing....I do it anyway.  Easier for me to do it and hope that the rest will melt than wait for Mike to come home when the snow is ice anyway.  I just wanted to to tell you guys that my feelings were confirmed today.  I was out there snow-blowing away when the street guys came to snow-plow the street.  I looked up and the men were totally laughing, waving at me.  All I could do was smile and wave back.  Why were they laughing?  Was it because my 'pattern' is wrong?  Was it because the wind was blowing the snow back in my face?  Was it because I am an idiot and they could tell?  Was it because if I waited just a couple of hours, the snow would melt anyway so that I am completely wasting my time?  But I have tried that....NOT snow-blowing and then sure enough, the snow becomes ice and I have to shovel the ice to get it off.  Not my idea of fun.  So I hope my neighbors and anyone else who drives by, enjoys a good laugh.  I will be out there next time because I am so nervous about snow becoming ice, someone slipping, hurting themselves, and then suing us.  So just enjoy the laugh.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Oh this made me laugh! Especially because I'm from Utah and I know what it can be like and I've had the same thoughts! Your a good wife to even go out and do it!

Did you see Melissa on Dancing with the Stars last night? She was awesome!

Kathryn said...

Could it have been worse than you slapping your bum & gettin' jiggy in a cardio class? You keep it real Ang, I love you.

HELLO my name is Jill said...

i think living in snow is brave so if nothing else you are one brave woman!

Tara said...

Let me know next time you are out. I would love to come and laugh at you. They were laughing because they wished their wives would get their butt's outside and be the woman you are.

Molly said...

Your husband is a bum and should be out there snow-blowing for you. What a loser (I can say that cause he's my brother :)

I shovel snow too, but being from Michigan I think I've got the hang of it. I've never used a snow-blower before, it intimidates me a little too much. I think you're brave for even attempting to do it!

Amy G. said...

that is too funny. i feel like that all the time...just no snow involved.

Erica said...

You are so funny!! Good for you for going out there and getting it done. That is awesome! I don't know if I would even be able to get the thing started.....