So, this happened yesterday:
We have a 525 foot driveway that is curvy and uphill (as much as a 12% incline in spots). If it were up to me, we’d have a truck/crew come clear it for us when we get snow. But my husband doesn’t like the way other people do it, so he clears it with a combo of a tractor/snowblower and shovel.
Yesterday wasn’t supposed to get a big weather dump, so he didn’t clear the driveway before leaving for the morning. When I got home, I couldn’t get my 4-wheel drive car up the driveway. It got stuck on an incline. I called my husband to come get me out, and I though we’d be shoveling around the vehicle then driving it up to the garage.
My husband had other ideas, and suffice it to say, the car ended up off the side of the driveway and needed AAA to tow it out. My car now needs body work done to fix boo boos from the trees he hit.
We needed to clear off the driveway for the tow, and because it was the wet, heavy kind, we both took to shoveling.
Man, am I glad I’m in decent shape (yay core workouts!) because that was not fun. Nearly 4 hours later, I stopped. My shoulders are hurting today. I really want to hire people to do this. How the heck do you plow a driveway the wrong way anyhow?
And it continued to snow and my husband hasn’t cleared the driveway before he left again and I’m afraid to leave the house. I guess I’ll just abandon the car at the foot of the driveway if I do venture out.
Last night, after AAA left, my husband said to me, “In retrospect, we should’ve been more patient and shoveled around the car and used ice melt to get it out of where it was stuck instead of driving it off the driveway.”