How many people will show up with shovel today?

shoveling - too much snow
@polachicago (19073)
United States
December 16, 2008 7:50pm CST
It is snowing all day today. Right now with snowing and fog I don’t feel like going out at all. I may go out to shovel my driveway. In the mean time I had already 4 people showing up with shovel. They are looking for job walking from door to door. I used to pay for those people last year, but this year I am not able to. Few years ago it was hard to find anyone to do the job but small kids. Do you shovel?
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
19 Dec 08
If i'm bored and want to get outside. I am disabled and it is hard on me to shovel, but I did some last year to get the snow from around my truck. My husband usually shovels it and he fills the back of my truck up with snow and you know it really gives some weight in the back end. I love to get out in the snow and have fun, in the cold for just a little while, then I can't take it any longer and have to come in, medical problems. But I can if I have too.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Dec 08
It is too cold outside right now. I can understand your willingness to go out... HUGS
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Well not many most people have Snowblowers, You might find very few with a shovel, Hey Polochicago, How are you? I hope a you have a Nice Holiday!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Have a great Holidays too... I am trying to survive cold winter...
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 08
Shovel? What's snow? We did have frost this morning though...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yesterday was a huge snow storm here in Chicago...freezing cold, snow, fog and I have enough....
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
I guess everyone is scrambling for more earnings now I think it's great help for those who can't shovel or doesn't have the time hubby is the only one that does the shoveling and mowing I rake the leaves and everything else, but as soon as it gets colder I don't do any work outside
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I finished shoveling one hour ago and I should start over.... Maybe tomorrow....time for bed....
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have not had a child or teen drop by asking for a job shoveling my snow. I'd glady pay $30 or so for it. I have had to shovel 3 times today as we got a few more inches yet again today (Tuesday) I love the snow and cold. I just hate the snow blowing or shoveling. If it is a heavy snow, or more than a few inches, I usually use the snowblower. Otherwise I use a shovel and my wife helps as well. It is a great workout physically too. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Dec 08
$30 for shoveling? The most I ever paid was $15 during very heavy snow storm when I was sick. I am waiting for snowfall to stop so I can do my shoveling....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have a lrrge area to be shoveled. A long driveway, the deck out front, steps out front with a short paved walkway, then the back porch and steps and landing as well. I'll pay you $15 cash right NOW then. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I am packing my shovel....and I am on my way...
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Nope, I drive trucks... Big nobby tired trucks. If it gets too bad I'll just put it in neutral & hitch the dogs up to it. They'd have a blast.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
hitch the dog??????? what do you mean?
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I have 2 sled dogs. You can see their picks on my profile. I've worked with them on the commands as well so they kinda know what their doing.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Dec 08
nope not any more . adn I never went door to door had plenty in front of moms house plus the drive way and it is a hill to get to the garage
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
don't you have winter over there?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
not till yesterday! we got 3.7 inches of snow in the valley first time in 29 years that date in Dec/ but still no shovel got out in it to paly with grand daughter her first snow ever she 4. Now in Utah we had plenty when I was growing up and in Idaho in 49 we had drifts to 10 feet high loved plaingin them mnaking tunnels
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
Sure I do shovel. Good exercise LOL Actually me and my son where hard at it this morning. Hubby usually does it during the weekend, but he had to go out and since my son and I were going out with the dog, we decided to shovel after we came back. We had fun :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Dec 08
is it cold in your place...I am freezing today...
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
18 Dec 08
Hello polachicago. So it is heavy snow that you are having right now. So far we have not had snowfalls in our place. But I think that it will come soon in January when it gets colder. Too much snow causes us trouble like what we experienced at the beginning of this year. We had snow disaster that we did not have electricity for six days straight. What an experience we had! I don't expect to have it any more. Stay warm, friend.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I am staying warm my friend. Yes, we have a lots of snow and cold....
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Shovel? What's that? I'm sure around here there are more people who shovel sh*t than anything else.LOL! We dont get enough snow (rarely) to shovel any.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
lucky you...we have cold and snow....
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 08
Wow I haven't used a shovel to shovel up snow since I was about fourteen! That's probably how long ago since we had a real major snow problem in the UK, certainly in the south, now we are very very lucky to get even a drop of snow! That's how bad or how good depending on how you like snow the weather situation had become. I was sorely disappointed I remember working hard to shovel the snow from a friends pathway and I was promised or sort of expected money but when a few other kids in the street came to help me, all I got for payment was a couple of bananas, how mean is that eh! The excuse was we couldn't have paid all of you for doing the job! Typical!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have snow already for two weeks. Winters in Chicago are very bad. I have to think about moving away before next winter....
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
I had children show up last year to shovel my snow, but my husband did it. Now since he had a stroke, I am doing it myself and is that snow heavy! I guess with the economy being the way it is, there will be lots of kids asking for odd jobs. But the trouble is that people will be unable to pay them. I remember the last recession where we got a lot of telemarketers and except for the ones from India, many of them were people who had bee laid off from big corporations.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Dec 08
yes, economy is not helping anyone....I am tired, but it looks beautiful outside...very bright, snowy night...
• United States
25 Jan 16
OMG!!! That photo is hilarious!!! And scary lololololololol!