Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Gift That Keeps on Giving

(at least 8 times)

Yesterday I shovelled the drive and the sidewalk. We have a corner lot. That’s a lot of sidewalk, but here wasn’t a lot of snow, so it didn’t take more than 20 minutes.
Our very wide driveway. In times past the kids would help shovel.

Usually my husband shovels. Sometimes he talks about getting a snow blower. I wanted to get him one for Christmas, but once I started looking at them I realized we would need one very big snow blower. Our drive is three cars wide and we can only pile snow on one side.

A very big snow blower is not only expensive, but takes up a lot of room and looks very mechanically complicated. Many things could go wrong with a very big snow blower.

So, for Christmas I gave my husband 8 coupons to be redeemed at his discretion. Each coupon was worth one shovelling of the driveway and sidewalk.

I thought he would be ecstatic. He wasn’t. Snow shovelling is man’s work.

But, he got over it and redeemed the first coupon with the very first snowfall.


Anonymous said...

If he really feels that way Marian you can send him up here everytime it snows here so he can shovel my driveway. lol :)
Oh and I need it done by 4:30am every medium and heavy snow fall. lol :)

Marian said...

Tami, keep dreaming girl:) Maybe when he retires and we move back up that way.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great Christmas & New Years. Sorry we missed you. We didn't have a lot of time down there and there wasn't a Christmas Eve service that we could see everyone.
Talk to you later