Guess what comes after a snow storm? Answer – Shoveling snow.
Well, I don’t enjoy shoveling snow. In fact, I dislike the chore. More so each year. It is a back breaking job. Depending on the amount of snow accumulated and its moisture content, the job is a pain in the back more or less. My apologies to those who feel otherwise.
Like most folks around here, I do not own a snow blower. Reason is simple. Washington DC annual snowfall average is 14.5 inches totaling 8.1 days (www.currentresults.com). With just over one foot, this amount of snowfall is pathetic as compared to places say Buffalo, New York (averages 94.7 inches and 61 days), or Rochester, NY (averages 100 inches and 66 days).
So I concluded a while back not to bother with a piece of machinery that will sit there collecting dust most of the time. Although I must confess that a snow blower would come in handy at times.
Given there are more snow in the forecast, I do want to leave on a warmer note. There are a dozen cities (in U.S.) without snowfall year round (CurrentResults.com). And they are:
- Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Tampa
Or think Spring.