I'm tired of the winter already!

Kelly - posted on 12/17/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I usually don't complain about my husband being gone 4 days (now 5) out of the week. In fact, I'm thankful because that means that I'm able to stay home with our son. I am also appreciative of being able to have all 4 seasons here in the Pacific Northwest.



However, we are getting showered with lots of snow right now! It irritates me to hear friends/other Moms (with husbands that work in town) complain about the snow. I don't see them out shoveling their rather large driveways full of snow. Plus hurrying to do it while their toddler takes a nap or have to wait until they go to bed and by then there is a foot of snow! Grrr!



Please tell me I'm not the only one?! Ok, I think I'm done now. Sorry, I just had to vent. :D

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Debra - posted on 01/02/2009

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Yes, you need a snowblower! We live in Michigan and it has been snowy too. Greatful to my son who really helps out. But, I too am tried of doing all the"man" jobs around the house! I need a pool boy! LOL Just wanted to say hello to all!

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You are definitely not alone! I live in MT and DH is gone 5 weeks at a time. That means there's no getting around doing the outside work while he's gone. I have 3 kids and 2 jobs myself. The part that really irritates me is that it's too cold to shovel first thing in the morning, so I get up and take my shower as usual (although I have to get up extra early). We have three lots (= many feet of sidewalk) plus a huge deck and it takes me sometimes two hours to do it all. By the time I'm done I'm a sweaty mess (my shower was pointless) and I have to come back in, get dressed in work clothes and rush to work. I've spent my share of evening shoveling to take care of whatever falls during the day, too!



Because of our below-zero highs this past week, I didn't go outside to shovel and it had built up. Finally yesterday was a little warmer but I was in a hurry after work and didn't have time to change into "shoveling" clothes - I only had about 10 minutes to work on the front while I was waiting for my kids to get in the car. So I shoveled in my work clothes and high heels. My neighbors probably think I'm nuts.



My kids are finally getting to the age where they can help a little, but they get tired pretty quickly. Unfortunately we don't have any teenagers in the neighborhood for me to hire.



I think I'm putting a snowblower on my Christmas list :>)

Jandi - posted on 12/17/2008

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Ask and ye shall receive, right? We were given my aunt's old snow blower this year but my husband had to order a key for it (it is only a couple of years old but she had lost it) and it didn't come until after he left for work again. So now it looks like I will be clearing snow the old fashioned way until January. Ugh! Ask your dad (that's what they're there for) or hire the neighbor boy. When we lived in Wyoming I had my neighbor's son mowing my lawn all summer long. I just called up his mother and asked her if it would be okay for me to offer to pay her son for mowing my lawn. I then told her I was thinking of paying him $XX. I told her I wasn't really sure what to pay him since I don't have teenagers and wanted to make sure that it was fair. Luckily enough, kids are still cheap. LOL

Kelly - posted on 12/17/2008

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Thanks ladies. It's amazing what you think about while your shoveling for over an hour! :D Megan, I too hate doing the crap work. I was thinking about that this morning as I was dragging our trash bin through 4 inches of snow. Jandi, I'm glad that you have wonderful neighbors, I sure wish that I did! We even have 12 year old boy that lives right next door to us and he hasn't even offered. I don't want pitty but a little kindness would be awesome, especially since they know we have a little one and my husband works out of town. Grr



It's been snowing for 17 hours straight and we have close to a foot of snow. It's expected to snow another foot overnight. I think I'm giving in and asking my Dad to come snowblow our driveway for me. I don't like to ask for a lot of help, but my goodness! :D

Jandi - posted on 12/17/2008

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ROFLMAO! No kidding! I'm just thankful to have the neighbors I have now. I had one sweetheart of a neighbor for awhile that would make snide comments about me not shoveling the sidewalks before the kids had to walk to school. Some people...

Megan - posted on 12/17/2008

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I know what you mean, I do all of that crap work the men should be doing. However my son is now 3 so he can come out and play while I do it. And its some excerise I guess.

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