Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sure Sign of Spring

We just had the hardpack removed from our driveway. Kind of a "thing" you need to do when Spring is lurking around the corner is removing the thick layer of snow and ice from the driveway usually by someone who has the appropriate equipment. Many areas of the country don't really need this done as the snow doesn't just accumulate all winter like it does around here. Even though I was scraping the snow off of the driveway all winter with the plow, there was probably a 6" layer of ice built up. This usually takes a long time to melt. I am planning on bringing the trailer from the storage lot to our house sometime next month after the ice is gone from the road and driveway.

The subdivision road was also cleared down to pavement earlier this week with a grader making multiple passes up and down the road pushing the snow berm well off the road. On the main roads, the snow has been pushed back into the drainage ditches along the sides of the road. 

6 comments:

Geoff James said...

This is a strange world you live in Richard :-) . I know it's no comparison but having spent my early years in the UK, walking (and falling over a lot) a mile or so to school in the snow and ice of winter, I have no desire to ever see snow again, except on mountain tops and postcards. I salute you!

RichardM said...

And here I have been convincing myself that this is "normal". But at least we still drive on the right side of the road.

I grew up in southern California and I came up here for some real seasons. I got really tired of hot and less hot... I could really do without the really cold temperatures but then we would spend too much time at near freezing which is miserable.

Trobairitz said...

That should help driving in and out of the driveway when it starts to melt.

I take it you don't get robin sightings as a sign of spring?

RichardM said...

Robin sightings, maybe somewhere. Here it’s geese over at Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in town. The state clears the snow over the ponds and people sit there all day trying to be the first person to spot the first flock of geese and call it in to a local radio station.

SonjaM said...

As beautiful as snow looks, when blue skies are involved, I side with Geoff, and will for now be content with snow capped mountains instead of snow on the ground.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Removing that layer of ice is a symbolic sign of spring...maybe Mother Nature will let you get away with it. :D