UNEARTHING THE CAR
Small "r" Reality Yields Wonders
Once I saw that it's going down to -8 tonight, I realized it was time to venture forth and do what had to be done.
The situation appeared to be rather dire.
That is, until the neighbor began helping me. There's nothing like a weather disaster to bring people together. The work was exhausting - no wonder people die from this - and it re-activated some recently-healed lower back and wrist issues.
Yet afterwords I paid it forward, and helped the neighbor-across-the-way dig out her Ford Focus. Then we watched in awe as a small bulldozer came and dug out the fireplug in front of her car.
On the way back in, I loaned my shovel to another neighbor - who was planning to dig out her car with a dustpan.
Time spent shoveling snow: 1.5 hours
Meeting and talking to neighbors and working towards a common goal: priceless