Friday, March 21, 2008

Thanks, But No Thanks

So we get this dumbass storm today. Five to nine inches of Full Monty snow, wet and heavy -- the kind that kills people who try to shovel it.  The neighbor who has custody of our snowthrower -- the one I bought and he maintains -- didn't have a chance to use it on my driveway, because "Viktor," the guy who built the giant spec house across the street, beat him to it.

This is good news and bad news. The good news is watching Viktor bust his buns trying to be a good neighbor. He bought an industrial strength machine and goes around the whole neighborhood now. The bad news is that when he cleared my walks and driveway, a lot of the cold, wet, and heavy snow he was blowing into the wind effectively buried the steps and doors to my house. There was a two foot drift I had to maneuver just to get near the back entrance. My other neighbor usually shovels the steps for me afterward. Thanks to Viktor, I needed sled dogs to get indoors.

Not that I'm complaining.

Hell, yes, I am.

4 comments:

screaminremo303 said...

You had me at "Full Monty."

Extra points for the Russian mobster connection.

You rock!

ber144 said...

I'm with Remo.  The Full Monty reference was brilliant.  I almost glad we got the storm just so I could read it.  Almost.  I need warm weather soon or I'm going to disintegrate.  

suzypwr said...

Full Monty snow - perfect description! We got it, too. A little late in the season, don't you think?

I say take custody back of the snow blower and make them do yours first, including your steps and porch. If that doesn't work, sell the damn thing and use the money to hire someone who will actually show up.

xoxo

jevanslink said...

Being blond I am sometimes funny by accident. This is one of those times.

Mrs. L