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Shoveling, Shoveling, Shoveling...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Sky Realty LLC 6502410580

Want to know what daily life is like in the Northern Mid-West? Particularily in winter?  Well Mother Nature bestows random work upon you without consulting your schedule, and shoveling snow becomes a routine part of life.  Here is my driveway taken just 2 days ago after a recent shoveling project dealt to my area by Ms Nature.

What is interesting as the snow piles up higher and higher is that the effort to toss the next shovel full over the hill becomes more challenging and exhausting.  Some places in town such as shopping malls and commercial streets have a hard time finding places to put the snow, as we have had very little melting in over 6 weeks.  

Not all is terrible though.  I looked at the weather channel this morning and does indicate we might see a day or two in the 40's in a week, so that is good news.  Spring cannot come soon enough!

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Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area


I definitely feel for you. We've had more snow this year that has stuck than normal, so we to have been shoveling.

Feb 10, 2014 02:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Fortunately we only had a light covering of snow this morning. I am ready to retire the snow shovel. Enough is enough!

Feb 10, 2014 03:13 AM
John Owen
RE/MAX Impact Realty, Brokerage - Courtice, ON
Broker serving Durham Region, Ontario

Michael, cannot wait for spring.  We have had so much snow and cold, but will enjoy the warm weather even more when it arrives!


Feb 10, 2014 03:35 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 It is an ugly day today here not out of the 40's and rainy, but I will not complain compared to the rest of the country!

Feb 10, 2014 07:05 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Spring is on it's way, Michael. Hope your back gets a rest soon. 

Feb 10, 2014 07:20 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Michale, not only do the snow piles get bigger, the drive ways get narrower.  I guess the only good thing is that you are getting a workout without having to go to the gym!

Feb 10, 2014 09:14 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Michael, That is a lot of snow!  Unfortunately, snow shoveling is a common wintertime activity in areas that receive snow, I do hope that Spring comes soon!

Feb 10, 2014 12:32 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michael ... Vegas Bob and others feel sorry for you, the only snow we get around Las Vegas is at Mt Charleston. Your post and pain have been featured to the group:



Feb 11, 2014 04:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We are expecting another winter storm in Maryland tonight. I could use your snow shoveling expertise!

Feb 12, 2014 01:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have deep snow in Maryland this morning. Local residents are not accustomed to dealing with this much snow!

Feb 12, 2014 09:35 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Michael,

Good thing you are shoveling that snow or you would not be getting out the driveway especially after the snowplows show up. Great photo and hope the next few weeks are mild.

Feb 12, 2014 11:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a sunny Friday morning and are hoping that some of the ice will melt before our next round of snow on Saturday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2014 01:45 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, We got about 14 inches, today the sun is out temps are in the high 20s (26) and next week the temps are suppose to be in the 50s.  Like you, can't wait til Spring.

Feb 15, 2014 01:50 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

It sounds like we could get six to eight inches tonight and into tomorrow....I feel your pain.  And, I will likely feel my own after shoveling tomorrow, too.

Feb 16, 2014 05:22 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Metro Life Homes - Palm Springs, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Michael, here’s hoping Spring will soon be here, the snow will begin to melt by itself, and the snow-shoveling season will be over!

Feb 16, 2014 07:57 AM