A few days ago we got 6-7 inches of snow. We usually borrow our neighbors’ snow shovel. Because he wasn’t around to ask when I went out to shovel, I decided to use a regular shovel.
It did not take me long to discover that a regular shovel was not intended for snow. Most of the snow stuck to he metal shovel, and what didn’t stick to the shovel didn’t want to land where I wanted it to land.
After working for about 20 minutes, I looked around and realized that it would take me hours to finish at the rate I was going. I decided to go in to warm up. When I walked back out the door, my neighbor asked, “Are you shoveling snow?” Then came the words my cold fingers were glad to hear! He said, “here, use this” and handed me his snow shovel.
Never in my life have I appreciated a snow shovel so much! I went to pick up my first scoop of snow, and the shovel felt like it was gliding! My muscles gave a sigh of relief! And now that Spring is so close, I have about convinced myself to go buy a snow shovel! Hey! Maybe I can get one on clearance in a few weeks!!! 🙂