Good morning everyone! I hope your Monday is off to a great start! It is early here, which means it is still dark outside. Mostly anyway. There is some daylight showing off in the east already. I enjoy early mornings. When it is daylight nice and early, like around 4am. And it is a warm summer morning. And I can sit outside on the deck with my coffee and listen to the birds singing. Sigh. So nice to think about that. Anyway, it is another mild morning, okay, mild for us morning. All over the area here people are shoveling snow off the roof of their house.
Mine was cleared off on Saturday, which I think I mentioned already. So there are big and very hard mounds of snow beside the apartment now. They got hard very fast. Unfortunately the dryer vent for my apartment got buried by all this snow. Happens every year though, so I was not surprised. But the snow was much harder this year than usual. So I go out with my shovel to dig out the vent so I can continue to dry my clothes. I was walking over this mound of snow quite easily until, floomph!
That is kind of what it sounds like, floomph! And I was up to my chest in snow. Good thing I had my shovel with me or I might have sunk deeper. How I managed to find that soft spot is quite amazing in itself. But getting out was not easy. My legs would not move. So I had to dig myself out, but the snow was hard all around me. So I was trying to chop the snow with my shovel. It was not going so good. I put my one hand on the snow to try and push myself up, but I was too deep.
Then I chopped the snow again with the shovel. I missed the snow and hit my hand. I have no idea how I could do that with all that snow around me. I took my glove off to look at my hand and it slid down the side of this mound of snow. Naturally. But I could just reach it with my shovel and pull it back to me. I did manage to get myself out and dig out the dryer vent without much problem after that. Except I shook my sore hand and my glove came off and fell in the 4 foot deep hole down to the dryer vent.
I could easily reach it with the shovel, but I could not lift it out of the hole. So I had to dig a bigger hole to get my glove. Sigh. I still do not know why they put that dryer vent down nearly at ground level. It could have been put 6 feet off the ground and there would be no problem. Sigh. Oh well. Thank you for reading, have a great Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Remember Ukraine)
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