Well golly gee, the weatherman instructed all of us to prepare for a coming snow episode. Well, we thought we were prepared---you can see our snow tools up above, which we figured would be satisfactory. But now we're not thinking they'll be of any help. Because the weatherman said it would be so bad starting tomorrow that we should put "ice melt" on our driveways and sidewalks TONIGHT. He said there would be light snow showers and freezing rain beginning on Monday morning. Then he said that Tuesday there would be a damn blizzard which would likely dump 10" to 13" of snow on the ground! And then on Wednesday there might be some more snow showers. TEN to THIRTEEN INCHES? That's a lot for us. And there's still some snow on the ground from the last snow episode! So Blaine went down to the hardware store and got the ice-melt and loaded it into his "spreader". The spreader is the tool where you load your salt or ice melt and then hand crank it out to spray it on the areas you want. Lock and load.... He started with our driveway and spreaded it on both our side and our landlord's side. (Is "spreaded" a word?)
(And this was the day he had gone out and got the truck cleaned---including removing the salt layers from the last snow storm....)
Poor Blaine. He spreaded a lot of layers, hoping he could prevent major problems in the next few days.
But personally, the weather forecast is so bad that I doubt this ice melt layer will do diddly squat.
I'll take pics of the progress of the storm and put it on another blogpost. Oh yes, and Blaine went to the grocery store (with my long list) to prepare for not being able to go to the grocery store for a couple days. He got everything he thought we'd need to hunker down for the blizzard. And guess what? He got the ingredients to make his famous chili---which he'll probably make on Tuesday, the blizzard day---yippee!