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  • Superbowl Sunday and February have arrived, along with several inches of very wet, very dense snow. Which was not a joyous sight to wake up to.

    Oh I know, the snow-covered land looks so beautiful, so pristine and clean, so.....whatever. As soon as you realize that a) you have to get bundled up to go outside, and b) you have to shovel it so you can get in and out of your house, it sort of loses its charm.

    Upside – this is the perfect snow for making snowmen, snow forts, snowballs, and anything else you can think of that will result in an object made of snow. Like I said, very wet, very dense.

    Downside - being 62 ½, I haven't built a snowman in about 20 years, and am not really thinking about reentering the trade.

    Upside - the electric snow shovel I received as a gift from my mother (an HSC watcher). It only cuts about an 18” path, and since it throws the snow straight ahead instead of at an angle, it takes longer to clear the walk than a snow thrower, but beats the hell out of putting the strain of that heavy snow on your back when lifting.

    Downside – dragging 100' of electrical cord behind you and trying not to get it tangled as you are cutting your path.

    Bottom line – While I understand the esthetic appeal, I look out at the winter coating and say, “Damn!”.

    Hope you are having a blessed and wonderful Super Bowl Sunday.

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