Snowblowing Mishap

Snowblower - The neighbors across the street
@webeishere (36353)
United States
January 8, 2009 1:08am CST
I have a small snopwblower for my house. It is a 4.5 HP with a 21 inch clearing path. I want a larger one that will clear a larger area as well as throw the snow further than this little one does. This is a shot of a neighbor doing his with his huge one. It has a canapoy for protection from the wind as well as from blowing snow. But this day the snow was blowing all over him due to high winds so the canapoy/cover was useless. Do you have a small or large snowblower? Or do you do it by hand? Or does a neighbor kid or relative do it for you? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
8 Jan 09
No neighbor hood lackey has to do the snow shoveling here. I am glad we do not live in a area where we shovel snow I do not tolerate the cold very well.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I love the snow. I just heate the heavy wet stuff. That stuff is a bear to shovel etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I know the wet stuff is heaver. My sister was telling me tonight that she had a hard time putting her chains on her little SUV on Sunday night. They had 6 inches of wet snow in less than 8 hours.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Minnesota has a law against tire chains. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
8 Jan 09
We don't have a snow blower but I do have a leaf blower and it works just as well. We have two canopies also but the snow blows in under them onto the ground. We have to shovel the snow every now and then if we got alot at one time.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I've tried using my leaf blower. But sometimes the snow is so wet etc it does no good. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I have to do it by hand, don't like it neither. I do have a neighbor kid that I can call if we get alot of snow. So far, we have been lucky and I have been able to take care of it. I have snow out there right now wanting to be cleared, the only problem is I am not wanting to go out and do it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I can't even get my own son over to help clear the snow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Me neither.
@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
8 Jan 09
Know what I like about this pic, it looks like it was taken many yeas ago, I would change it to black & white and add it to my collection like that, when your grandkids are grown they will look at it and say look at this very old antique picture back in the olden days and check out that old fashioned snow blower. Great shot!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Older Look - B&W version
Taken many years ago? HAH! This was taken just the other day. It is 3 houses down and across the styreet. Maybe the editing I did gave it an older look. Here you go. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
8 Jan 09
HAHAHA looks like it was taken back in 1940, I love it!
@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
8 Jan 09
We have a small snow blower and if the snow will stop falling we will be using it this evening. We are at about 4 inches right now. Supposed to end this evening around 6 inches. I cleared the sidewalks off with the shovel this morning in case some poor soul comes around I don't want to have to pick thm up off of the ground! LOL I'll be waiting for what your sending next! LOL
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Only a couple inches expected here fopr FGriday. Other than that, just sunny and cold right now is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Jan 09
If you get a larger one will it fit in your house? I know you have said and shown pictures here that you keep yours indoors during the winter so it don't freeze up. No snowblowers here.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
It's indoors oly when it gets colder than -10F. I am planning on adding insulation and walls inside the garage this spring/summer. So that will make the garage a LOT warmer. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dragon54u (31604)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I would love to have a snowblower but I do it the old-fashioned way with a shovel. I really don't have that much to do but some days it's painful to shovel it. Well, it doesn't really last very long, winter is usually over before I know it! Sometimes I pay a neighborhood kid to do it, which reminds me-I've got to start keeping some cash around for that purpose!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I still use a shovel now and then as well. It all depends on how much and how soon I get to it. My wife does a little in the morning by hand prior to going to work as well. I don't have any kids in the neighborhood that go around doing this or lawn mowing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 09
Hi Bob necessity is mother of invention Well, we dont need these machines here as we never had snow in this part of world but sure in northern areas we have snow and they miove it with shovel Take care
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
all I have is an old fashioned shovel, that gets a good work out every year. But I am planning on getting a kid in the neighbourhood to do the shoveling for me though. I can't handle it anymore.
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
8 Jan 09
We never have a need for one here. I can see where the wind would interfere lol Sorry you had that problem Grandpa, I wish we had it, still waiting for more beautiful snow....and so far not a flake more has showed up ...ugh
@KrauseHome (34989)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Well, we do not have a Snowblower here, and most areas do not have them either. But I can remember them when I was growing up in IL, and they were always better than getting out there and shoveling the Snow for sure. Actually I think if I did live in an area where it snowed a lot and we could afford it, it would be easier to hire someone to do it as well.
@suzzy3 (8365)
11 Jan 09
I had to laugh when I read this discussion grandpa.I can just imagine you with an enormous snow blower going across the state and never stopping a bit like the ghost busters but you could be the snow busters .In the distance is it a bird is a plane no it is Grandpa clearing the snow,clouds of snow going up in air at such a rate it fills the horizon,forgive me please I cannot help myself laughing outloud now.You are so funny love you though,suzzy3
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 09
Hmmm... this is meant for snow fall Area like yours Grandpa. Here since we live in plain area rather than the mountain snow blower is not required :) Well, we do use canapoy for protection from sunlight ... in summer, alonghwith the sun blocker. Thanks
@hildas (3031)
9 Jan 09
You probably cannot buy those things in this country Bob. We get a fall of snow here and everything closes down. Yes! we can get lots of it sometimes but no one here is prepared for it. I really would love one of those snowblowers. I hate snow and the cold, so getting rid of all that snow sounds really good fun to me. I hope you can get a larger one soon, as this might save you a lot of time and where you are, I am sure you will get your moneys worth this year.