She is doing next shift, but the doctor told me to be as active as I can be, so I’m out there too. I think that the snowblower and cord management will be just right so I can cope with it on my own while she’s at work. We live next to a school and there is a LOT of foot traffic on our front walk. Can’t not maintain it and have a kid go down and get hurt.
Where we live, the city maintains the sidewalks. Seems kind of barbaric that they don’t do it for you as well. The flip side, of course, is that we don’t technically own the bottom fifteen feet of our yards.
I think a snow blower is a great idea. We’d need one if we still owned a house. In our community, though, the HOA fee is about $300 a month, but they plow and shovel sidewalks, rake leaves in the fall, keep everything mowed and landscaped nicely, maintain the pool/tennis courts/walking trails/basketball courts/ playground, repair siding and outdoor features (including painting doors and such), and even replace the roof or fix leaky roofs. It’s worth it, if you ask me. We live in a very nice little community. Every now and then, someone steals something like a bike from the community shed, but otherwise, it’s quite safe. We’ve only heard of one robbery the entire time we’ve been here (9 years).
Well, I finally had the misfortune of talking to our neighbour and he tells me the town does the front walk, but probably not until Tuesday. In the meantime there is a lot of foot traffic up and down the street and people are struggling with the non-cleared portions. I think we’re close to a foot of snow now. I don’t mind clearing the chunk by our place, but I do mind having to do 3x the work because of careless/ignorant plough drivers.