Why did I bother? (:

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
March 26, 2009 11:21am CST
This morning we had our Easter concert at our Church school, so I decided well since it snowed last night, I had better go and clear off the sidewalk. I had already did it that day before but it was still snowing, but when i woke up it was not that much. So I shoveled and then went to the Easter Concert, but while I was listening to the children reciting and singing, the snow was really falling and it was blizzard conditions. So when I got home, after an hour the sidewalk was completely covered except for a patch just below the stairs. So why did I bother?
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• United States
26 Mar 09
Here in the USA, if someone slips and falls on your sidewalk, they can sue you. That would be a good reason.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
Oh in Winnipeg they make not only the sidewalks of cement but also the streets as well. I think that the doctors here need the extra cash, all those people slipping and falling.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I guess you were being optimistic! It'll be spring soon, just get through this part of the winter. We finally have sun here, had some rain, the trees are budding. I'm so ready for it! Think sunny thoughts--at least you got out and were able to enjoy the Easter concert!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
I just do not like shoveling the snow at the end of March. Middle of March I do not mind, but it is supposed to be Spring. Sort of reminds me of the old joke the earth will end at 10.00 tonight, 10:30 in Newfoundland.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
26 Mar 09
That is so sad - I'm sorry that you had to clean it twice. I hope that the concert made up for this horrible chore.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Mar 09
It did. Those children looked so cute up on the stage and some of them are potentially good singers. I really enjoyed it.
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• United States
26 Mar 09
It is kinda like making the bed every morning, why bother?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
Well you only have to make the bed once a day (unless you are changing the sheets) but can you imagine shoveling snow at around eight am, then coming home at ten am and shoveling it then, then after lunch, and then just before supper? I mean when I make the beds, it is once a day, not four times.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
We always had bad winters here so I know how you feel [cheer up] summer around the corner in a few days. cd
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
I am waiting. I shoved it twice but it snowed again. I guess I will have to wait until it is almost a knee boot deep and try again.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Mar 09
So it wont be so plentiful when it stops snow would be much harder and heavier!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
Right now our snow is soft, but when it blows around, it always lands on our sidewalk.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Of course snow is soft what I menat was that it would be harder to shovel if ya hadnt done some before!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
Oh it was still soft and would have been just as easy to shovel if I had left it. Now if I had walked on it, a few times then it would have gotten harder, but not much and then I would have seen the imprint of the sidewalk pattern on the bottom when I did shovel it later.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I haven't seen snow in a LONG time but I do remember that if you let it build up it turns to ice and that is a LOT harder to shovel than snow itself. If it takes a minute or two enjoy the weather even if it is crappy! Great question Thanks Zelo
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Apr 09
Actually with our sidewalk, the snow drifts in as soon as we finish shoveling it. So we almost have to wait until the wind stops before we can shovel.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Yeah that blows! (heh sorry I couldn't resist). Thanks Zelo
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
At least now the snow is gone. I really think that we just have two seasons up here, Winter and Summer. Either it's too cold or too hot. No inbetween.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
7 Apr 09
If you had not shoveled the snow, the snow on the sidewalk would have been much higher. By shoveling the snow like you did you made the sidewalks much safer for everybody to walk on. These are important things for you to consider.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Apr 09
Would not have made much difference. The snow just blows on our sidewalk naturally from off the lawn on either side.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Knowing me, i probably would not have even gone at all..I hate bad weather & i always try and stay inside & just stay warm...We don't have snow here in the Houston Texas area anyway...I would say you worked very hard to go to that easter concert..haha....but you will be blessed for your efforts...
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Apr 09
It is just that I should have waited until it finished, but then there would be too much and it might have come up to the door. As it was, I had to dig out the back door when I had to take out the garbage the next day.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
You live in Winnipeg, right. I used to live in Winnipeg, almost all of my life. I just moved back to Calgary last year but I still remember the winters in Winnipeg. My hubby still lives in Winnipeg and we talk almost every day. He tells me all about the weather and the snowing. I talked to him last night and he was telling me about the snow storm you guys got on Wednesday. He has usually, only a half hour drive to and from work. It took him over 5 hours to get home from work on Wed. night. He just has to drive down Lagimodiere to get home as he lives in Birds Hill but since it was snowng so hard they didn't plow it and the drifts were so big he kept getting stuck. He was so mad by the time he got home. Mad and frozen and tired and frustrated. He can't wait to move back to Calgary this summer. We don't seem to get as bad as Winnipeg, with snow storms. I lived in Winnipeg for 46 years of my life and now don;t miss the weather at all.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
I would love to move, but I guess we are stuck here. I really hate the weather and the only reason I stay here is because I have all my friends here, and my sons live here as well. If there were no one else here, I would move, but I would not want an apartment, I would rather own a house, and then do a little travel. My husband was transferred here because of the CN, but he was born in the Prairies and loves flat. Me it is way too flat for me.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I hate when that happens. I always wonder why I did it too. At least you were able to get to the concert and hear the children sing. It was a blessing I am sure so just be thankful of that. Also, as someone else said,spring is just around the corner. I had a daffodil that bloomed today
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
Was it in the house or outside.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I am glad that you ate least got to get out and enjoy yourself for a bit. the weather has become a real issue lately though.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
Well at least the snow is melting, but my husband said that sometimes it will snow in May.
• China
27 Mar 09
hi,If I were you,maybe I couldn't do that.When it was snow,I was busy apppriciate the snowflakes and won't clean the street actively until the schoolmaster asked us to do that.You are an active person i think.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
It is just that the snow really piles up on our sidewalk, that it is hard to walk out when there is too much.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Mar 09
I have never had to deal with the snow, so I do not know if it was a good idea not to let it pile up. I guess at the least you got some exercise and that is never a bad thing.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
It does snow a lot here in Winter and in spring as well, but I would rather be walking then shoveling.
@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That is very much the story of life. It just keeps on coming. I guess the exercise was good for you. It seems awful early for an Easter Concert.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
It was for the children because of the Spring Break, the real Church concert comes later around Easter.
@suzzy3 (8357)
26 Mar 09
It sounds like you are fighting a losing battle but your heart is in the right place.I hope your Easter concert went well and all the kids had a good time.xxx
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
They sure did. I really enjoyed it.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I bet you were pretty mad! Where do you live? Here in Ohio is is Spring and the only thing we have is rain. As much as I don't like so much rain, because we are getting a lot of it, it is better than snow. So did you have to shovel it again? I wouldn't have until it was all done for good. :)
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
I had to shovel it again. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The trouble is that we are expecting a lift chair delivery for my husband and want the sidewalk clear so they decide not to go back to the factory. The weather was fine until a couple of days ago and then it snowed.
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