Snowy Colorado

SnowblowerWe will definitely be having a “White Christmas” this year! This has been one of the snowiest years that I remember since moving to Colorado. A storm came over the Rockies the other night and dumped anywhere from 1-2 feet of snow in the Denver area.  I think we ended up with around 10 inches as we are quite a ways east of the foothills.  I certainly have been grateful for my foresight last summer in buying a snow blower. It was the middle of the summer and we were having a scorcher when the thought occurred to me. You see, we live on a corner lot with one side being adjacent to a main street that runs through the neighborhood and by an elementary school just a few blocks down.  I was killing the weeds along the fence which separates us from the main street when it dawned on me that, when it snowed, I was going to have to clear that sidewalk along with the one in front of the house. That would be a lot of shoveling.

So, I figured what better time to get a good deal on a snow blower than when it’s 90+ degrees outside. I started watching Craigslist and soon found a fellow that was selling one that had belonged to his father who had passed away this year. Barely used, it still had the little whiskers on the tires and it was a Craftsman, self-propelled, electric start, and I got it for $120. WhooHoooo! Let it snow….I’m ready.  And, snow it has…this was the third storm so far this year that has dropped over 4 inches.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL!

2 thoughts on “Snowy Colorado

  1. He was a hero with his snowblower! Plowing a path so the neighbor lady got home at the top of the cul-de-sac today. Her 70 yo husband was going to shovel the whole way and here came Matt. tada! Way to go Hon!

  2. For the first time I too have a snow blower. Ours was a gift from a friend who no longer needed it. Not as new as yours but a good quality Ariens. I find it odd to be wishing for some snow to try it out. I’ve started it a few times to make sure it’s ready!

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