It will be a short entry today because not a lot happened. For once in their little lives the weathertainers called it on the amount of snow we got last night and into early this morning. In the driveway was around ten or twelve centimeters of the white stuff. Once again there is a snow squall watch and a “special weather statement” posted for my area. Nothing like putting a little drama into the weather forecast.
After I finished dealing with Mother Nature's little white gift, including carving a path from the driveway to my workshop, I took a look at the oil in the snow blower. The oil looked a little skanky so I shrugged my shoulders, asked my lovely wife to fetch some tools and a container to put the used oil in, then I changed the oil. A little note about this simple procedure, I own a Toro and to do this simple task was so easy verses my old snow blower. With the old machine it was a half hour and messy, with the Toro it was five minutes, no muss no fuss all done. I do so love that machine, it was one of the best decisions I ever made when I bought it.
Once I finished with the snow blower something came over me, I shoveled the side deck and the back stairs. The reason was that in the event of an emergency the thought of wading through knee deep snow in a bathrobe isn't part of my game plan. I figured if I was going to have “the big one” this would be it but by the time I finished shoveling there was no chest pain at all. Now I'm back in the warm relaxing. All i will say is it may not be winter as per the calendar but the thirty or so centimeters on the ground outside says otherwise.