Boys and their toys

December 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm (My Daily Life)

Hello all, from cold and snowy Minnesota!

img_2971We got our first real snow last night.  We’ve gotten a few dustings here and there and a few inches were already on the ground, but last night 5 inches was predicted.  Tom came home and put together his snow-blower.  He’s been looking forward to using his snow-blower since we purchased it last March.  We had the snow-blower before we had the keys to the house!

img_2967Petty cool, huh?  He can lower and raise the scraper parts, and he can turn some apparatus to change the direction the snow blows.  He was able to get the driveway cleared before the new snow started falling.

This morning, we had 5 new inches of snow, which officially made the back yard a Lola-Unfriendly-Zone.  Poor dog – I’m not sure she was touching the actual ground.  The snow was up to Spice’s belly, but she has the height to bound through the snow.  Lola goes only as far as she needs to, does her business, and hightails it back to her doghouse to wait for someone to let her inside.  So Tom had a brilliant idea – he would blow a few paths through the grass so the dogs could get around better!

img_2968Note the apparel change – Tom realized he needed some winter clothes, so he’s now the proud owner of a pair of snow pants, a lined flannel shirt, a face-hat, puffy gloves and snow boots.  Isn’t he cute?  And look!  Grass!!

img_29731Um, Hon?  Um, Sweetie??  Did you mean to blow the entire back yard???  And what did you say?  You ran out of gas??

OMG – what are the neighbors going to think?  Can you imagine the conversations going on at their dinner tables tonight?  “Hey, did you see the neighbors yard?  That fool from Seattle shoveled his whole back yard!”

What can I say?  Tom really enjoyed snow-blowing; it looked like the most outdoor fun he’s had in a long time.  The snow-blower is a great toy, and Lola isn’t complaining – she can move about much better now!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!



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