[200q20v] diary of a snow shoveler - NAC
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Wed Jan 9 15:08:09 EST 2002
> >Dec 8--6PM It started to snow.
> >The first snow of the season and the wife and I
took our cocktails
> >for hours by the window watching huge, soft flakes
drift down from
> >It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So
romantic--We felt like
> >again. I love snow.
> >Dec 9--We awoke to a big beautiful blanket of
crystal white snow
> >every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic
sight. Can there be
> >lovely place in the whole world?
> >Moving here was the best idea I've ever had!
Shoveled for the first
> >in years and felt like a boy again.
> >Did both the driveway and the sidewalks. This
afternoon the snow
> >along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in
the driveway, so I
> >shovel again. What a perfect life!!
> >Dec 12--The sun melted all our lovely snow. Such a
> >neighbor told me not to worry, we'll definitely
have a white
> >No snow on Christmas would be awful!!
> >Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of
winter, I'll never
> >see it again. I don't think that is possible. Bob
is such a nice
> >I'm glad he's our neighbor.
> >Dec 14--Snow, lovely snow!..8" last nght. The
> >degrees. The cold makes everything sparkle so.
The wind took my
> >away, but I warmed up shoveling the driveway and
sidewalks. This is
> >life! The snow plow came back this afternoon and
> >I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much
> >certainly get back into shape this way. Wish I
wouldn't huff and
> >Dec 15--20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought
a 4x4 Blazer.
> >snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels.
> >The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity
goes out. I
> >that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.
> >Dec 16--Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on
the ice in the
> >while putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife
laughtd for an
> >which I think was very cruel.
> >Dec 17--Still way below freezing. Roads are too
icy to go anywhere.
> >Electricity was off for five hours. Had to pile
the blankets on to
> >warm.. No TV. Nothing to do but stare at the wife
and try to
> >Guess we should have bought a wood stove, but won't
admit it to HER!
> >hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm
freezing to death in
> >living room.
> >Dec 20--Electricity on but had another 14" of the
damn stuff last
> >More shoveling----took all day. Goddamn snow plow
came by twice...
> >Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they
say they're too
> >playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the
> >around to see about buying a snow blower and
> >another shipment in March. I think they're lying.
Bob says I HAVE
> >shover or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he's
> >Dec 22--Bob was right about a white Christmas
because 13 more " of
> >white shit fell today, and it's so cold it probably
won't melt till
> > Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go
out to shovel and
> >had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed
and dressed again,
> >too tire to shovel. Tried to hire Bob, who has a
plow on his truck,
> >the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy.
I think the
> >Dec 23--ONLY 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to
0 degrees. The
> >wanted me to decorate the front of the house this
morning. What is
> >nuts!!!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month
> >She says she did. I think she's lying.
> >Dec 24--6" more of snow packed so hard by the snow
plow that I broke
> >shovel. Thought I was going to have a heart
attack. If I ever
> >son of a bitch that drives that snow plow, I'll
drag him throught
> >by his balls!! I know he hides around the corner
and waits for me
> >finish shoveling and then he comes down the street
at 100 mph and
> >snow all over where I've just shoveled!
> >Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols
with her and
> >presents, but I was busy watching for the goddamn
> >Dec 25--Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the
> >night. Snowed in. The idea of more shoveling
makes my blood boil.
> >HATE snow!!! Then the snow plow driver came by
asking for a
> >hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife
says I have a bad
> > I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's
> >more time, I'm going to kill her.
> >Dec 26--Still snowed in.. Why in the hell did we
ever move here? It
> >all HER idea!! She is really getting on my nerves.
> >Dec 27--Temperature dropped to -30 degrees and
> >Dec 28--Warmed up to -5 degrees. Still snowed in.
THE BITCH is
> >Dec 29--10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel
the roof or it
> >cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard !
How stupid does
> >think I am?
> >Dec 30--Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is
suing me for a
> >dollars. The wife went home to her mother.
Another 9" predicted.
> >Dec 31--Set fire to what's left of the house. No
> >Jan 8--I feel so good.. I just love those little
white pills they
> >giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
"...if we still will adhere to the design of a national government, or, which is the same thing, of a superintending power, under the direction of a common council, we must resolve to incorporate into our plan those ingredients which may be considered as forming the characteristic difference between a league and a government; we must extend the authority of the Union to the persons of the citizens,--the only proper objects of government."
The Federalist No. 15 (Hamilton)
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