Sure, I shoveled and swept the front walk and the patio...twice...during the recent storm. In fact, using the snow shovel, I even plowed through the snow in the yard making a path and "go hurry" area for the dogs. I was on my third pass and it was getting dark when the Pres got home Saturday so no, he wasn't around to help. But that's okay.
He had other things on his mind that day. He was at Luke's house working on yet another issue with the old, red Dodge diesel. With each passing week, the list seems to be getting longer and more parts are on order...poor guy.
Anyway, on Sunday, I stayed in babying a sore shoulder and the Pres went outside to address the remainder of Mother Nature's most recent gift. He had zipped through the yard with the snow blower, making the usual track for the dogs and along the fence making filling the feeders easier. What a time saver! What took me a half hour took him all of ten minutes!! It was well worth the money.
And speaking of money reminds me of our solar investment. Yes, we are still paying $19.25 each month for our electric bill...an electric bill that includes heat, hot water and electric! Of course, that is because the production was so high in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Using our surplus kilowatts "in the bank", makes us even more mindful of taking good care of the solar panels.
Although it wasn't a necessity, we invested in a "snow removal roof rake." It came with four five foot long pole extensions, enabling the owner to reach up a full twenty feet!
Once you pull away the snow near the edge of the roof, the remainder virtually slides off the panels.
Just don't stand underneath it!!
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