Well, the redneck snow plow might work great on the light, fluffy snow we had a few days ago. But it ain’t worth a darn on ice. Last night we received a one two punch of snow followed by freezing rain. And this morning everything was covered with a nice, shiny glaze of at least a 1/4″ of ice. I laughed my butt off when I let all three dogs out and they careened out the door like they do every morning but instead ran into the bushes or ended up on all fours. And I am lucky enough to be able to work from home on days like today. You couldn’t even walk on our driveway much less maneuver a vehicle down what had become a large asphalt slip and slide.

By the way, for all of you sun people down south, there is a distinct difference between sleet and freezing rain. Sleet falls from the sky frozen — like hard snow. Freezing rain, on the other hand, falls wet and liquid like rain, but instantly freezes to surfaces that are below 32F degrees leaving everything covered in a beautiful glaze — that also wrecks havoc for being anywhere other than inside.

Just thought you’d want to know.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net