Life Beyond Boating  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

The Snowfall Continues . . .

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January 21, 2011

It just keeps coming; apparently this is going to become one for the record books. Already we've had more snowfall for this early into the winter.

It seems like at least one storm a week this season, and here's the latest. I barely have enough time between them to clear out the paths again.

While this one amounted to 'only' an additional 8"-12", it's really beginning to pile up -- one of those winters when it's getting difficult to find somewhere to pile it. The plows are certainly having difficulty, and that mountain out front is getting not only higher but expanding further out into the lot.  (Jan. 21, 2011)

By day's end I had most of the paths cleared, again.

By day's end the Sears snowblower had died, again -- sort of right on it's schedule with the job not quite done yet.


Oh well, the day's over, the stove is blazing, the wood rack is full, and Gilly-the-Cat is comfortable.  (Jan. 21, 2011)


January 22, 2011

The next morning -- with the Sears repair service -- with my annual contract -- unable to appear until Feb. 10, I pulled out my toolbox.

It took a lot of melting with a heat gun to find the broken shear pin on the snowblower's impeller. I replaced it with a stainless steel bolt I found in my boat stuff, was back in business.

Chip Ahoy is still hanging in there with a few brush-offs.

The skeleton frame and tarps are doing as they should, as expected.


Just getting out to the boat these days to rake off the snow has become difficult, wading through knee-deep snow.

Barbara out there all bundled up, "playing in the show," she calls it -- cleaning off her vehicle. The temperature is down into the low-teens and going lower for the next few days -- "record-breaking" again -- before the next storm is due on Tuesday through Thursday.  (Jan. 22, 2011)


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