Today was Kelli’s Valentine’s Day party. I had been planning on skipping the party, but last night we got 4 inches of snow in Lincoln and the forecasted temperature here was 17 degrees with a windchill of 0 degrees (25 mph wind). I thought about going out to the Arbor Day place in Nebraska City, but ended up skipping it and just spending the day with the family. I did get to drive a little on the streets of Lincoln with the snow on it and did some slipping and sliding. My Golf did not want to start this morning.
After the party, I did some snow-blowing. I have never done that before. I have done plenty of snow shoveling, but snow-blowing was a whole new adventure. I had a hard time getting used to the output tube, I kept getting very cold snow on my already cold face. I also had a tough time with all the noise of the machine. It was fun to do all that work, but it probably would have been better to have just used a snow shovel. After I finished the second driveway, I used a snow shovel to finish it off, and I also went out to the edges using the snow shovel. I remember being taught that you want a little grass showing on the edge of the driveway, because that gives a place for the melting snow to get into the grass. If you don’t leave that edge of grass, the melted snow will turn into ice on the driveway.