my goodness we got belted with the snow! and we normally don't have "staying snow" until at least mid-january! not this year tho...not only were we snowed in...but that dang atv/plow needs a complete overhaul. no worries...jambaloney has spent our snowed in days learning exactly how to fix it!
with the atv/plow not working...he did what any good prepper/survivalist would do...he shoveled us out by hand! my goodness he makes me proud!
his tools of the trade:
keep in mind that before he even started shoveling the 130ft driveway, he had to clear off the roof of the plastic-wrapped porch, the greenhouse and make cat-paths all around the house. and clear off the deck. and clear off the truck.
he did all of this by himself as i was down with a migraine. it was a bad one. i got the beginnings of it on tuesday but i tried to hold it off for Christmas. it didn't matter as we were snowed in on Christmas and boxing day. by boxing day, i was a little rangy and crazy so jambaloney made me take a migraine pill - i hate them as all that they do is knock me out! for 12hrs at a time! but i knew that even if we weren't snowed in that i would never make it to our friends' places. so down i went...under the influence of heavy narcotics knowing that the maniac would do this:
by freakin' hand! and that's why i didn't want to take the pill!
he shoveled all of that driveway by hand! all the while looking up how to clean the atv to get it to run. and asking one of our dear internet friends what to do to fix the atv - thank you so much W!!!
he has printed off and read a million things in order to clean the carberator - that's his tomorrow job! again - thank you W - he took the carberator out today and has it soaking!
my poor man works his butt off and i am down for the count for 3 entire days - arghghghgh!
on saturday afternoon when he had shoveled us out - my big worry was to get the gifts out to our friends. so after all of that shoveling, me being down and not knowing if he even ate - he drove around delivering our gifts to our families. they gave us gifts and a pile of food in return...he came home with 2 big bags of gifts and 2 big bags of food - i know that he ate yesterday. i ate a big pile last night. we are so grateful to have such caring friends!
i managed to get up for a little while yesterday and make him some butternut squash soup with broccoli hearts and cilantro.
he doesn't eat if i don't feed him and after all of the shoveling he has done - ugh!
my migraine seems to be waning...i pray it is...i missed all of our Christmas dinners...heck, i missed Christmas period! i hope to get some more rest today and tomorrow in order to make it out to our New Year's Eve dance tomorrow night...i simply cannot miss that after missing Christmas.
but to be honest, i feel like a bag of poop. but i am happy that my beautiful angel, my jambaloney is still in bed. the cats wake him every night at 3am, 4am, 5am and then he usually gets up at 6am. i have been up since 3am...so the cats have not been bothering him...and he is still sleeping. i hope that he sleeps til noon...he is so tired. even in my bleary-eyed migraine state i could tell how tired he was. i can't believe he shoveled the whole driveway by hand!
i am tired and want to get back in bed but can't...not until he wakes up. we just got a ton more snow, followed by a ton of rain...i'm not letting him go back out there to shovel! it's another real mess out there and i just don't want him to see it! i think i might break down and call some friends to come and help clear us out.
i hope that you are all safe where you are..and on behalf of the both of us, i wish all of you a very Happy New Year!