Friday, February 19, 2010

This Blows!

Our snow this winter has been pathetic—there's been none to speak of since early January, and the ground is looking dry and brown. Why did Virginia take all our snow? They don't even know how to enjoy it.

Back around New Year's Day, when we did have significant snow, we bought a snowblower. It is a gas-guzzling beast. It's terrible. We have a really long driveway, but still. You can blame me for at least four polar bears drowning.

Wanna hear a funny story about that snowblower?

It weighs 300 pounds. We needed to get it from the back of the pickup truck onto the ground, about a three foot drop. The morning after the last big snowstorm, the process went something like this:

Rod: Are you sure you can lift the back of this thing?

Me: Yeah, no problem.

Rod: Really? If it's too heavy I can ask one of the neighbors to help, or build a ramp or something.

Me: I am wicked strong. I lift weights.

Rod: How much weight do you lift?

Me: Like, 30 pounds. Sometimes 40.

Rod: Um...

Me: C'mon, it's cold!

Rod: Okay, on three. 1...2...3...

*WHOMP!*

The snowblower went from truck to driveway in 0.2 seconds. Thankfully the snow broke its fall, and nothing's amiss as far as we can tell.

In other news, isn't our new layout so fancy?

3 comments:

Laloofah February 20, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

LOL - Since neither of you nor the snowblower suffered any damage, we can laugh about it now! I got a kick out of your story about unloading it, and loved the "WHOMP!" sound effect. Clearly that mishap was all Rodney's fault. The snowblower weighs 300 pounds, you made it quite clear that you can lift 30 or 40 pounds of that, so obviously the other 260-270 pounds were his responsibility. The slacker! ;-)

Laloofah February 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

P.S. I forgot to mention that I think your fancy new layout looks great!

Jen March 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

I just found your blog from PLD - we have a (new) old house too! I almost named my blog that :-) Your home looks delightful.