Well, I never thought I'd have back-to-back posts about the winter weather in NY, but this isn't fun anymore. These frigid cold temperatures make snow even more annoying, since the flakes are essentially little ice crystals, which means they don't stick and they blow like crazy in the wind.
After getting stuck in our driveway when I pulled in after work, I decided it would be best to only shovel half of the driveway out. I just didn't have it in me to do the other half that still had a foot of snow on it. I was ready to write a post here tonight officially claiming that we were down to one lane in the driveway for the rest of the winter.
Well, a few hours later (right before I thought we were going to bed), I took a peak outside and the "open" lane was now covered with a foot of snow again -- the "closed" lane had just drifted over to even things out. So the winter gear went back on and we ended up shoveling the whole thing. Am I'm sure we'll redo the whole job again after we wake up in the morning. Ugh.
The worst part about all of this is that none of the other homes around us have this problem. Something about the positioning of our lot (and presumably lack of any trees or shrubs in the right places) leaves our driveway exposed to non-stop blowing and drifting. I guess it's time to bite the bullet and get a snow blower and some snow fencing.
The other alternative is to just leave. As we trudged through the parking lot at work this morning, one of my co-workers asked me why the heck I moved back from CA for this. My answer at the time was that I wanted to own a home. Tonight's answer? Screw the home. I want to move back...