In my past life I was very anal about shoveling the driveway.
The primary reason is I had to make it into work to punch the clock to earn a paycheck to take care of my family. Getting stuck in the driveway and losing a day’s wage due to unshoveled snow achieved none of these objectives.
And, a secondary reason was that I was proud of a cleared and snow free driveway.
Now, I don’t care if the driveway is shoveled at all. Even with the 7-8 inches of snow that fell on my driveway last night, I would rather allow Mother Nature to do the task over the days to follow or pay the grandson to shovel it.
The primary reason is that I don’t need to go anywhere as I work from home thanks to covid. And second, I’ve lost much of that pride in keeping a snow free driveway.
But this morning, I helped a friend get to work. But, we were stuck in the driveway because I didn’t shovel the snow before we attempted to leave. The low clearance of the Honda couldn’t plow through the eight inches of snow. So, I trekked to the backyard shed to dug out the snow shovel. I then cleared a path, just enough to get the Honda into the neighborhood street (which was not plowed) and onto the city street (which was plowed). After dropping her off at her job, I made it home but only halfway up the driveway where I become stuck again. I left the Honda and went inside to wait for Mother Nature or the grandson to clear the driveway of snow.
It would appear in the above photo that I could drive into the garage despite the 8″ of snow. But the photo is deceptive. The poor Honda is stuck in the snow.