Think it might be time to buy a snowshovel for the south

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

picBeing a native northern for all but the last 4 winters snow is nothing new for me and lots of it. One thing about snow is when you are younger it is a lot more fun. You could make snow angels and still be able to get back up out of the snow easy. LOL

You could ride a snowmobile or a 4 WHEELER and even be pulled behind on a flying saucer with your brother driving the snowmobile and love it when he would come sailing around the corner of the house and he would go one way and you would go the other and you loved it. AAH to be young and flexible.  Now those bumps and jars would be a killer if I could get my body wrapped up in a saucer. I don't think so. :-(

You would build snowforts in 3' or more of deep snow and not worry if it was going to cave in and you would be buried headfirst in your hard packed snowfort if it caved in. I guess with age comes wisdom. LOL

I used to freak my brothers out when I would walk to the end of our roof on our two story childhood home. Now I wouldn't even get up too high on a ladder let along a roof. With four brothers growing up you had to learn to be tough. We used to have lots of snowball fights and did a lot of things kids do in the winter. We had a hill behind our home growing up and I remember standing up on a sled while going down the hill. I probably wiped out a few times but the snow was a great soft landing.

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Fast forward many years to today and our second snowstorm. When I left NY in June of 2006. I sold my snowblower and even my snow shovel. Hadn't needed one til this year.

Since we got probably about 9" total yesterday it is measureable snow and needs to be taken care of or else you don't go anywhere.

They did clean the parking lot to a point but not the sidewalks. Since I had to clean the car off to go to work tomorrow. Outside I went. Well with only a broom to not only clean the snow off the car with but also clean around the car so I can get out, a snow shovel would have been nice. Here I am a northern without a snow shovel. What was I thinking. I was thinking I left this white stuff that all the southerners love behind when I left N.Y that is what I was thinking.

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Now since it is January and this year has already had two measureable snows I think that it is time for me to buy a snowshovel and maybe with any luck I won't need it again. At least this winter. I can hope and pray I don't.

This broom just doesn't measure up to a shovel. When I was using it to sweep the snow. You are supposed to sweep floors and shovel snow. The broom part came flying off and ended up in the sidewalk full of snow. My friends in NY would laugh so hard and think I must have turned into a southern belle. LOL   NOT going to happen.

Anyways my car is unburied and I am ready to go to work tomorrow and when the store gets shovels in stock as I am sure they SOLD OUT. I will get one and hope I only have to store it away like I have my boots til this year.

How things change as each year passes. We get older and hopefully wiser and things that were once fun aren't anymore. I like sunny and 70* NY can keep their 6 months worth of snow.

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (15)

Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, this post brings back a lot of memories for me, playing in the snow, making snow angels, snowforts, sleigh rides, and of course snow ball fights....with 11 kids we had a great time.  If you buy a snow shovel, it WILL probably not snow anymore...well, one can wish.

Jan 31, 2010 07:30 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

A snow shovel is a good investment when snow gets beyond 6 inches I am sure Sharon. I remember packing the ice in the snowballs when throwing them from our "forts" we built out on Long Island, NY when I was a little kid. Stay warm!!

Jan 31, 2010 09:08 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

We have had hardly any snow at all this winter thank goodness but the cold has been brutal.  Today I was out all day again and it barely hit 20 degrees.

Jan 31, 2010 10:07 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Rebecca-I like that thought a lot. <SMILE>

Hi Gary-It was a lot of fun for sure. Thanks for dropping by. <SMILE>

Hi Debra-We have had both this winter which is unusual. This morning it was just 1*. Too cold for me. Have a great evening. <SMILE>

Jan 31, 2010 10:42 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Sharon, It has been a very strange Winter!

Jan 31, 2010 11:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Tony-It has indeed. I am so ready for Spring. <SMILE>

Jan 31, 2010 11:08 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Sharon, Snow is not ALWAYS fun, sometimes it's challenging - but I had so much fun reading your post and remembering how children play in it and love it. 

The last time I was on a saucer, my grandson and I went down the hill lickety split and nearly crashed into a tree - I was screaming "fall off! Fall off!  there's no steering those things ! LOL 

You're right, you might want to buy a shovel, for insurances purposes.  Maybe if you buy one, it will not snow again:-)  I loved this post Sharon, have a wonderful week, friend!

Jan 31, 2010 01:56 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Ha ! The trusty old snow broom huh !!

Glad you dug your car out ... and wait ? did you make that perfect Snow Angel in the first picture ???

... it's excellent !!

My little guy loves to make those when it snows :o)

Cheers Sharoney !!!

 

Jan 31, 2010 02:05 PM
Marcia Hawken
WILLIAM RAVEIS - Naples, FL
Naples Luxury Specialist

Your snow angel is awesome.  Reminds me of growing up in Northern Minnesote.  I now live about as far from a snowblower, shovel or broom that I can.  Love looking at pictures of snow! :-)

Jan 31, 2010 06:38 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a trip down memory lane you have taken us on!  I still have the old metal flying saucer I used as a kid!  No, I wouldn't consider trying it at this age!

Feb 01, 2010 12:49 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Mary-It isn't for sure and around here when they just clean the sidewalks and it is glare ice and on a slope it is not only not fun but treacherous. The last thing I need to do is fall. Glad you enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Have a great week yourself my friend. <SMILE>

Sheldon-LOL I am a perfect angel aren't I. <SMILE> If I made that angel I will still be laying there cause most likely wouldn't be able to get up. <smile>I remember doing them as a kid though. Those were the carefree days of being young with no aches or pains. Could probably still throw a snowball or two though. I have had lots of practice so I might be able to get you a couple of times. <SMILE>

Hi Marcia-That sounds like heaven right now. The farther the better. I dislike cold and snow. Thanks for the visit. <SMILE>

Hi Sharon-Glad you enjoyed it. Seems like a lifetime ago. I wouldn't either. Much too old. <SMILE>

Feb 01, 2010 11:47 AM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

... lol ... I dodge snowballs with the best of them ;o)

Feb 01, 2010 02:34 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sheldon-Somehow I figure you would. <SMILE>

Feb 01, 2010 04:32 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Great story, Sharon! I LOVE the first photo! How cool is that?

Debi

Feb 02, 2010 03:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

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Hi Debi-I think it is beautiful myself. Hope you are doing well my friend. <SMILE>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 02, 2010 10:10 AM