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I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: January 21, 2007 10:34AM
2 foot drifts out there today. Had to shovel out around the cars. That was enough for me. I paid a contractor with a skid loader to do the main stretch of driveway which is about 100' long x 10' wide. I call $15 a bargain for moving that much snow.

Excuse me while I have another cup of hot chocolate.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: papercup
Date: January 21, 2007 10:43AM
15 bucks? A deal at thrice the price.

Now are you ready for some football?
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 21, 2007 10:51AM
When we were watching the news last night and saw all that snow in various places, I told my husband that I never wanted to live in a place where I would need to own either a snow blower or one of those heart attack inducing giant shovels. That looks like it would be just horrible to deal with on a regular basis.

Try to keep warm and stay inside. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: kap
Date: January 21, 2007 10:54AM
No snow here again in southern CA ;)

Kap



SoCal for now.
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 21, 2007 10:58AM


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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: January 21, 2007 11:00AM
I own one of those heart attack inducing giant shovels. If you don't have a large shovel, you feel like you are trying to move giant sandbox with a teaspoon.

Actually, here in North Central Iowa, we have had a snow drought for about the last 4 winters. In the 5 years we have lived here, I have only had to hire a snow removal contractor once. So it's a tough call on owning a snowblower. You have to keep the thing maintained if it's going to run when you need it and you never know when you are going to need it.

The great thing about Iowa isn't the weather; it's the people.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: January 21, 2007 11:04AM
A freakin' V8 snowblower? That has to be from Michigan or Wisconsin.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: January 21, 2007 11:11AM
The trick is to not try to shovel the whole drift at once smiling smiley Work it like a barber... a little off the top...
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 21, 2007 11:35AM
Honest to gosh - I just walked inside and was going to post the same thing.
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 21, 2007 11:46AM
While I own a snowthrower, I always thought that a flamethrower would be a better idea grinning smiley.
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 21, 2007 12:26PM
What is this 'snow' you speak of...?

grinning smiley




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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: bfd
Date: January 21, 2007 12:29PM
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: Spiff
Date: January 21, 2007 01:36PM
Either heart attack or back thrower outer. I visited Colorado after their big snows earlier this month. Helped my brother shovel snow off the driveway. My back went out shortly the day after. Never had that before, hope I never have it again. JEEEZ that hurt.
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 21, 2007 01:47PM
Shoveling certainly sucks when you have to do it before work but otherwise its great exercise - as long as your back can handle it.

if you induce a heart attack, you're trying to move too much snow at once.



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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: Silencio
Date: January 21, 2007 02:18PM
Dang it BFD, you beat me to it.

And why doesn't images.google.com have any good screengrabs of the Plow King, anyway?
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: davec
Date: January 21, 2007 09:34PM
MacArtist-$15.00 is a bargain. Now with a dead snowthrower I wish we had someone closeby to clear our lane for that price. I've found that maintaining the snowthrower isn't that difficult- its avoiding the stupid rocks that is difficult (see my previous post)! Our drifts in NW Iowa are only 18" tall- guess we got off easy. Dave
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Re: I can see why people suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow...
Posted by: AllGold
Date: January 22, 2007 01:35PM
I don't mind shoveling snow. In fact I kind of like it. Great exercise. I definitely prefer shoveling to mowing the lawn. I hate mowing. I really, really hate mowing.

But my driveway is fairly short. If I had one of those 100'+ driveways I might be singing a different tune.



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