After further instructions, the second time was easier.
The third time was hard work, and now the fourth time its just getting plain annoying.
What am I talking about, snow blowing the driveway; and it wouldn't be so bad, but we still have at least another three months of bad weather in front of us, if not more. This snow blowing seems to be turning into the grass cutting.......a never ending flipping job. Now granted unlike the grass cutting which takes hours and hours, there is nearly 5 acres to cut after all, I can get the driveway done in about an hour.
However we made a mistake and didn't put up snow fences so the snow has a habit of drifting on certain parts of the driveway, especially at the entrance to our driveway. On Monday the snow must have been at least 3 feet deep on the end of our driveway. Luckily dh has a 4 wheel drive and was able to get through it, but no one was getting either in or out of our driveway until I plowed it out. Our snow blower is similar to this one
This is a photo of dh using the snow blower on Sunday:
This is the closest you will come to ever seeing him, he's camera shy!! My brother Nick has written about snow and driving as well here
Now I'm not going to be about a lot for the remainder of the week, as I am working these next three days....depending on the weather!! My old work called me in to cover for a vacation leave. So that will be a change of pace for me, plus some extra pocket money. I have just typed out a list of jobs that we need to get too this year and although there are only technically 24 jobs on the list, its long!! This is what we'd like to do by next Fall:
1. finish attic
2. re-grade by basement patio door
3. basement insulation /drywall
4. laundry room
6. garage door
7. repair garage sill
9. garage rood
10. garage eaves troughs
11. replace electrical panel
12. replace all receptacles
13. receptacles in family room (power?)
14. old basement windows (drainage?)
15. new basement windows (drainage?)
16. new basement floor (hardwood?)/laundry room (tiles?)
17. fireplace boxes to replace
18. mud room, old door to replace
19. grout outside walls
20. mud room new door to repair
21. remove light fixture above front door (need soffit material)
22. family room (remove hardwood and drywall), replace insulation, plastic and drywall
23. family room (remove metal rail) make new half wall
24. insulate mudroom under floor
Now what this list doesn't tell you is exactly what these jobs involve; most are an awful lot of work, but I am going to stick it on the fridge on we can cross them off as we get them done.
Did you remember to put your money in your pot for the Daily Savings Club?
Today's money saving tip is:
Before you buy something, ask if the item will be put on sale in the near future. I know Sears is good for this, especially in the furniture and appliance departments.