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Old 12-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #21
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Do you shovel, plow, pay for plowing or use a snow blower when it snows?
None of the above. It's one of the main reasons I live in the southeast.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #22
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We don't have much snow here. It only snows once every few years, and the attached photo from 2007 is more than we are accustomed to. So, I don't remove snow, pay to have it removed, or travel to get away from it.

BUT - - I do have to pay for my lawn guy to mow through the winter. He has ramped off to twice a week as of this month, and will go back to once a week probably by the end of February.

I did the mowing until I was in my mid 50's. At about that age I decided to join those who pay to have their lawn mowed, and pay to go to the gym instead for exercise. Works for me.
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My neighbor shovels/plows when it gets too deep. I let him park his truck here and give him money (he also does all mowing plus minor house repairs).
I'm moving to Florida next year or so.
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We strictly follow the South Carolina snow removal strategy. We wait for it to melt the next day (that is, if it snows at all!).
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I shovel. I have a rock driveway so I don't think a snow blower would work very well. Besides, I actually enjoy it most of the time, not to mention the exercise benefit.
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Shovel? Plow? Blower? What's that?
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #28
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Snow thrower, with a bit of the shovel to get areas like the porch the snow thrower can't do. With less than a couple of inches I (or DW) just shovel. The snow thrower, an Ariens 24" with 7hp, is a beast to handle and using it is a good upper-body workout by itself but it's made of heavier metal than most. It's also a lot faster. I can do our driveway and a couple of the neighbors in 30 minutes even if the snow is a foot of heavy wet stuff.
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My neighbor let me use his snow thrower this morning. He's lucky I didn't kiss him!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #30
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I hand shovel a 130 foot long driveway and 110 feet of sidewalk.
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If I'm home I try to shovel every few inches as it comes down. If I'm away and come home to a significant snowfall it's time to break out the snow blower.
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We don't have much snow here. It only snows once every few years, and the attached photo from 2007 is more than we are accustomed to. So, I don't remove snow, pay to have it removed, or travel to get away from it.
Y'know, you're making Louisiana look very attractive!

The only drawback is those danged hurricanes....
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Snowblower. Unless it is April. Then we flat out refuse to do anything.....
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #34
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I have an old 1968 John Deere 110 lawn tractor that has a snow blower attachment. the drive way is over 150 feet long so here in North Dakota, that little lawn tractor/snow blower is a life saver! the problem sometimes is the high winds packing in snow drifts so hard you can almost drive over them, then you are stuck! Anyway, I shovel the walk and use a 45 year old lawn tractor to blow us out after a little blizzard.
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snow drifts so hard you can almost drive over them
About 45 years ago, I was stationed in Syracuse NY (annual snowfall around 150 inches at that time).

Often, I was one of the few able to get to work on time, because my VW Beetle was so light that it simply drove over the snow drifts.
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Y'know, you're making Louisiana look very attractive!

The only drawback is those danged hurricanes....
And the crime.... We do like it here.
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I shovel. I have a rock driveway so I don't think a snow blower would work very well. Besides, I actually enjoy it most of the time, not to mention the exercise benefit.
I have about 400' of rock driveway and I live on a hill. After about 4" of snow getting out is still easy but....
I use a snow blower that looks amazingly similar to Walt34s (Ariens from Home Depot). I do not manage to shear more than one or two pins in a winter. I have been doing it this way since 2007. Takes about an hour. I wanted to hire someone but couldn't find anyone when I moved in.
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I have a 1992 Ford F250 with a 7 foot Meyer plow. Its my work truck in the summer and plow truck in the winter. When you live in the middle of the mountains in Colorado, you need to be able to keep the roads open.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #39
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My 20 yr old and I split the shoveling duties. Takes about 20 minutes when we're both doing it at one time. Of course, he acts like I am asking to give me one of his kidneys.

About 3 trs ago, I took over the grass cutting duties since he would go over anything with the mower (including rocks). Had to replace a couple of bent blades because of it.

I shudder at the thought what my father would have done to me if I pulled the same sh^t.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #40
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During the ONE winter I lived up north (Wisconsin), I shoveled once or twice, then said "screw that" & drove to Home Depot and laid down a little under $500 for a decent Toro snow blower. My driveway was 3-cars wide and maybe 60 feet long. I also had to keep the sidewalks in front of my house cleared under threat of a $200 fine from the city of Janesville. Luckily, just before I moved back down to Texas & Louisiana, I was able to sell the blower to the son of my co-worker for almost what I paid for it. I'd have never gotten rid of a snow blower in east Texas....lol. Oh...I never paid anybody to clear the snow for me.
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