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Nate, how does that electric handle the heavier, wet snow.  We usually have a plow service for our driveway, and I handle the remaining with a shovel.  I was thinking about an electric blower, but have read they don't do the heavy wet snow as well....

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A little more than I need so far but amazingly affordable.

I'll do my best to get some pictures of the neighbor but I've only seen her a couple of times when she's not in the car with hubby.

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On 3/2/2019 at 5:45 PM, skullguise said:

Nate, how does that electric handle the heavier, wet snow.  We usually have a plow service for our driveway, and I handle the remaining with a shovel.  I was thinking about an electric blower, but have read they don't do the heavy wet snow as well....

Honestly, I've abused the heck out of my Toro.  I've made it clear just about everything, from heavy wet snow to ice crusted junk.  It has its limits, don't get me wrong, but for the price it is impossibly good.  I think the most insane thing I've done with it is clear 3 or 4 storms worth of snow off the deck (some 30").  It took a while, and I had to attack it in layers, but was still way easier than actually shoveling. 

And it's currently snowing outside, so odds are good that I'll start tomorrow by using some variety of snow removal devices.  

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Meanwhile in the UK we had the warmest February in history. Peaked up at 22C (72F) with brilliant sunshine for the best part of a week. It has cooled off somewhat since then, but any snow has been confined to the far North and Scotland.

It has really screwed with nature. About ten days ago, out walking, I saw butterflies, and birds with nesting material in their beaks. A good 6-8 weeks earlier than they should be.

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59 minutes ago, Aimless1 said:

that's crazy weather this early in the year

Yeah, it was a Colorado Low, the biggest, baddest winter storm system we can get here.

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Well, things have gone absolutely pear shaped here in scenic western MA.  I was due to have my chimney serviced on the 4th.  That's in two days.  I just called and cancelled that appointment.  I can't use my wood stove until it IS serviced, so once again my house Castle Ballfreeze.*  Worse still, I currently have no one to plow my driveway.  The company (a one man operation) I used most recently completely ceased returning my calls a while back.  I paid him cash on site when he did show up, so I haven't the foggiest what is his major malfunction.

You can imagine what it's like trying to find a new outfit to plow right in the middle of an early and massive blizzard.  Fun times ahead!

 

* An ancient GoT reference.

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My back is killing me, but I almost have a driveway.  Actually going to escape the property tomorrow.

Seriously if I don't there will be blood.

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On 11/30/2019 at 5:14 PM, n_maher said:

3-5" predicted for tomorrow night into Monday. At least the car is ready.

I have been made aware that a MINI with summer runflats does not do well in the snow.

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My sister used to pride herself that because her Golf was so light, she could drive on top of certain kinds of snow (hard pack, in skiing terms).

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It was nearly 70 both days this weekend, the kids were running around in shorts, people went to the beach. It snowed today. This climate is seriously fooked. 

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