I’ll be the first to admit it: I hate shoveling. And for all the reasons you expect. I’m weak. I’m lazy. I hate it. I’m not good at it. I have no clue on how to clean off a car and shovel around it properly. But yet, winter after winter I find myself doing it. Why? Because I have NO choice. I’m an independent (AND SINGLE) woman. Fuck. Me. I mean, yay me! Hear me roar and all the bullshit.
I’m almost positive that a big burly strong man would have my car clean and out of its buried spot in a third of the time it takes me. Probably even a fourth. I go out there with no plan whatsoever. It must look like I’m having a seizure when I’m cleaning off my car. Do you know how long it took me to figure out to clean the top of my car off before cleaning off my windshield? YEARS! I used to make my windshield all clean and scraped off and then used to clean the top of my car. Which would then all slide onto the windshield and hood. The things I just cleaned off. Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.
Seriously, every (bad) winter storm I’m out there in my embarrassing get up mumbling to myself about how I really really really wish I had a boyfriend so he could be doing this right now. And it’s honestly because I’m so bad at it. I would even help him. Anything (!!) so that I wouldn’t have to do it alone. But, I’ve learned to do a lot alone (and I’m not trying to be X rated or funny here) and I should just shut up and do it. No more mumbly grumblies about it.
Thank God for SUV’s. My whole front left tire was buried up to my hip in snow. So instead of shoveling that out for the next three hours, I instead gunned the Escape out of its spot (backing up mind you) and moved it to a spot which was already shoveled out (apartment complex. Not Southie. haha). Props to my sister for thinking of that. Because see? I wouldn’t have thought of that. I was about to go out there and start shoveling around the car etc. Thank God I talked to Karen before I went out there. Reason # 5,642 I love having an older sister!!
So the news is telling me we got about 17″ in the ‘borough. What about you? Snow totals where you are please!