On Friday we got a day long load of Globular-Warmining .
God awful wretched stuff. Came down like sugar but set like concrete .
Now I know many that don't have to shovel the crap will say that looks beautiful . . . .
. . . yea about as appealing as sticking your hand in a running blender .
Normally the town public works department runs these rigs around here . Sometimes a smaller F-450 with a dump body .
On this occasion it required something a bit more serious .
Sunday morning we screwed our courage together and were hacking away at the berm left by the plow truck in front of the driveway . Could not touch it with a shovel and required an ice chisel to break it up. Then my neighbor Jeff came by with his plow truck and he knocked the berm down in about three passes saving us about four hours of back breaking labor. We managed to scrape off a light layer of snow from the top of the driveway with the shovels but the hard stuff was impossible to remove by manual means. Jeff then brought over his backhoe and in five minutes he did a quick job of it .
It is sure nice to know folks with the right tools for the job .