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Working Too Hard

 My back hurts today. I'm absolutely sure that my DH's back hurts WAY worse than mine. Yesterday we awoke to 10 inches of snow to shovel. It took an hour to get the house shoveled out. Then I went to the shop and it took another 30 minutes to shovel out the front walk at the shop.

He, in the meantime, pulled the snow off the roof, shoveled the snow from the window wells (they get full when you pull the snow off the roof), and increased the width of the pathway to our front door so that the refrigerator delivery people might have a chance of getting the fridge into the house today. Then he shoveled out my Father-by-Marriage and finally got into work three hours late. Then he left work early and shoveled at the old house. What a mess. I am SO tired of snow.

Ice Dams Diagram

Why go through all of the work to pull off snow? Without
doing that, ice dams start on my roof and I end up with
roof leaks and damaged shingles.

So the new fridge should be delivered today. Getting it through my front door is no problem. But getting it through the door to the kitchen - that's always a serious problem because we have a 29 inch wide doorway. I know they will have to pull the doors off and pull out the bottom freezer drawer to get it through. They will have to do the same with the old fridge which they are taking with them. Getting these things in and out of the house is always challenging. We have a "built-in", so the fridge sits in between the kitchen cabinetry, and that limits our size choices quite dramatically. But DH wants a fridge with room (just so he can purchase lots of things that he then forgets that we have and that sit in there forever - LOL). Whatever. He bought the fridge, he can get what he wants. I just want something that works!

Claire at Chickie's 40th Birthday Party

Chickie's Mom, Claire, at Chickie's 40th Birthday Funeral.
I really like Claire, she's a very special person.

And hugs go out to my friend Chickie whose aunt passed the Circles of the World yesterday morning. Her aunt and her mother were twins, so I know this is also hitting Claire very hard. My thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.
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But DH wants a fridge with room (just so he can purchase lots of things that he then forgets that we have and that sit in there forever - LOL)

Yes, that's Kev too. ಠ_ಠ

So sorry about all the shoveling, and that your back hurts!

Thanks, dear. I am just looking forward to getting home from work today and having a new, functional, stainless steel box in my kitchen - LOL. My back will recover. At least those muscles are getting used while the rest of the body falls into apathetic crap :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Yes, that's Kev too. ಠ_ಠ

Strange, my husband is exactly the same. Must be a genetic thing with men.

Sorry, 1L, I hope spring comes soon for you, it sounds as if this year has been awful for snow.
Apparently we have now had a record February snowfall amount and are getting close to an all-time record winter snowfall. That's in more than 100 years of keeping such records. My luck - I would have to live through these times without a snow blower - LOL.

I have to give Fiondil some grief. Every time I shovel snow I think of the chapters in Elf Interrupted 2 where Manwe snows in the Tol Eresssea conference attendees and they all shovel their way through Valmar. I could use a few of those elves here to help out - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
We have no gutters on our roof, so we don't have the problem you so with ice dams, thank goodness. A lot of homes in Maine are gutterless, which was something I'd never seen before moving to New England. People here end up shovelling snow off the roof to keep the weight of it from causing the roof to collapse.

Good luck with the new fridge - and good thoughts to your friend.
Oh, we shovel too, when we have to. But with our ice under snow, shoveling can be very dangerous. It's much easier to just pull the snow down with a roof rake, and much safer. But no matter which way you do it, it's a lot of work.

I look forward to seeing my new stainless steel behemoth when I get home tonight.

- Erulisse (one L)
Mucha gracias, chiquita. I promise I won't work too hard, and tomorrow is a studio day for me (after a visit to the dentist to check out that chipped tooth from Sunday).

Men! Can't live with them, can't live without them. Are ellons any better?

- Erulisse (one L)
The snow sounds unbearable. I hope it stops soon. And I hope the fridge is awesome! even if it does fill up with things to forget you have...