Anyway, while I was wrangling Duffy through this impromptu playdate, I must have twisted the wrong way and really pulled some muscles in my back. I had a heck of a time completing the walk and had to stop several times and bend over to try alleviate the pain. I did manage to use the snow blower on the driveway and then heave the snow over the 6 foot pile and I later went out and shovelled again. It was really coming down on Saturday. My back didn't thank me for that added pressure and by the evening I could hardly walk or sit. I did take a Motrin and went to bed at 9:30. For anyone who knows me, I must have been exhausted and in great pain to go to bed early!! I had talked to my neighbor on the phone and she said her husband would take care of the walks for me. But how could I let a 75 year old do that much shoveling? In addition to his own place, Gus has been shoveling out another neighbor's and relative's place because Tony has a severe heart condition and almost died last year. So Sunday morning I dragged myself out there to shovel again!! It was funny, not haha funny, that shoveling didn't hurt too much but walking and sitting down and getting up did!! With the help of Motrin, I've kept up with shoveling and have had to carry a lot of shovelfuls of snow around to places where the snowbank isn't quite as high. Let us hope we get some melting, some settling of the snow pack, and NO MORE SNOW!!! Please???? Here's what the place looks like as of yesterday--our first day without snow!!
The fence is 6 feet high
Getting up to the living room window!!
Down the south side of the house
Duffy working on a day old bone
Had to shovel out a path to Duffy's "Business Place"!
The Eastern Rockies!!
Duffy keeping an eye on me, while I cleaned up the big snow pile yesterday
Driveway all clean!!
A lovely wintery sunset--we got up to -4.5 yesterday!
PS There are periods of light snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!