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Ah, the glorious sounds of winter. - Paint It Black
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Ah, the glorious sounds of winter.
While I was out shoveling the driveway and sidewalk this morning, I was reminded why I love winter:

*obvious sound of a pull-start engine being yanked on*
whud whud whud. whud.

*obvious sound of a pull-start engine being yanked on*
WHUD whud whud. whud.

*obvious sound of a pull-start engine being yanked on*
whud whud Whud WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD! WHUD! Whud. whud.

"Fuck."
A snowblower is a luxury that I miss having (the one my parents have on the farm can kick wet, sticky snow into a rooster tail 25 feet tall....) but, on the other hand, it's hard to have a problem starting your shovel.

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jingle From: jingle Date: December 5th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You would think! My shovel's still in at the shop being worked on. ;P

Actually, even though I just have an apartment now instead of a house, I'm glad to have a shovel. December last year, when the really big storm hit, I bought an ergo-handle shovel at the hardware store down the block. I was able to shovel my way out of the parking lot, then threw it in the trunk of the car, after which it proceeded to help me get dug out of drifts 3 or 4 times that day.
ya_wot_aver From: ya_wot_aver Date: December 5th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
on the other hand, it's hard to have a problem starting your shovel.

I disagree. I have trouble starting my shovel every year. Thank dodge for 4 wheel drive!
feren From: feren Date: December 5th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe what you are describing falls into the realm of operator error.
ya_wot_aver From: ya_wot_aver Date: December 6th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, probably not so much error as malfunction. Or better yet, failure.
Yup, definitely operator failure.
steelhelix From: steelhelix Date: December 6th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also have issues starting my shovel... or rather, getting my ass out there to start in the shovelling. I simplified my problem though, moved to Florida. "Fuck Snow", I believe is what I said.
loboguara From: loboguara Date: December 5th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is one advantage of the townhouse-ish thing I live in. While still meandering around with coffee in the morning, I hear the staff come up to my door with the shovels, and then go away again. Open door, clear path.

I kinda like that. :)
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