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(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)   How many snow angels do you have to make to clear a sidewalk, wouldn't it be easier to just use a shovel?   (triblive.com) divider line
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2022-11-29 3:51:04 PM  
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2022-11-29 4:21:57 PM  
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2022-11-29 4:23:01 PM  
How many angels can dance on a snowflake?
 
2022-11-29 4:23:33 PM  
God put that snow there for a reason.
 
2022-11-29 4:30:49 PM  
snow angels

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2022-11-29 4:31:42 PM  
Probably have better luck if they offered to pay the snow angels.
 
2022-11-29 4:35:53 PM  
One fire demon could clear that snow in seconds. Just saying.
 
2022-11-29 4:47:19 PM  
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2022-11-29 4:51:10 PM  
Listen, they live in Pittsburgh, they need whatever they can get.
 
2022-11-29 4:51:34 PM  
I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?
 
2022-11-29 4:53:34 PM  
No. Using a shovel on the elderly and disabled just clutters up the sidewalk.
 
2022-11-29 4:54:02 PM  
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2022-11-29 4:57:54 PM  
San Diego's greatest question.
 
2022-11-29 5:06:55 PM  

wildcardjack: I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?


Too heavy.
 
2022-11-29 5:09:58 PM  
When we were in junior high & high school, my brothers and I had to shovel the drive and sidewalk before we left for school and again after school before dad got home from work, and if we didn't shovel the neighbors' on each side, we got in trouble for not being neighborly.
But now I wonder if my parents charged the neighbors for snow removal.
Clever bastards.
 
2022-11-29 5:11:55 PM  
Made snow angels a few days ago just below the lookout on Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle. Fun to act like a kid instead of just acting childishly.

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2022-11-29 5:44:31 PM  
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2022-11-29 5:56:10 PM  
Clear a sidewalk? Nah, but around dinnertime I need to shovel enough snow for the dog to have a green patch upon which to conduct his business. Coaxing him out into said green patch might take some effort.
 
2022-11-29 6:07:38 PM  
High today is only 65 degrees where I'm at.  It was in the 70s last week.  It might actually rain on Friday.

/Riverside, California
//I can not imagine me shoveling snow in my driveway to get to work in the morning
///do not want
 
2022-11-29 6:37:59 PM  
I seem to recall an article, last year?, also from Pittsburgh about how one school cancelled their football team's afterschool workout/weight lifting programs for a week & sent the team out into the neighborhood with snow shovels to do just this.

/as someone who is getting older & somewhat crippled, good on them.  I doubt that they'd want to do my 100 yard driveway though
//that's what the little button off to the left of the steering wheel that says 4WD is for
 
2022-11-29 6:38:29 PM  

wildcardjack: I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?


Theoretically. If it's not too heavy, and if conditions aren't right to freeze the tarp to the ground, sure. But if that's the case, then you're dealing with the easiest snow to shovel.
 
2022-11-29 7:40:11 PM  
They don't have county inmate programs(SWAP) that do this stuff?
 
2022-11-29 7:52:42 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: wildcardjack: I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?

Theoretically. If it's not too heavy, and if conditions aren't right to freeze the tarp to the ground, sure. But if that's the case, then you're dealing with the easiest snow to shovel.


If you can, use a bedsheet or the like. Unlike a tarp, it can't get brittle.

I do this for my car windshield when I'm expecting snow; throw the sheet over it and next day just peel it away. Et voila.
 
2022-11-29 8:24:24 PM  
We're getting new neighbors on both sides of our house so I'm uncertain how wide my snow thrower range will be after that. The ones on either side of them also have blowers so we swap off covering them.

I guess I still have the two elderly neighbors across the street to justify having a 24" two stage.
 
2022-11-29 9:16:13 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: They don't have county inmate programs(SWAP) that do this stuff?


the city should pony up and make it a job for people who have a hard time getting work, like people recently released from prison. the job gets done and the workers get a start on building work history.
but the fact is the city is asking for volunteers because taking on the job would be taking on the liability when Gam Gam does a header. i'm as sick of being cynical as you are of hearing it, but that is just fact
 
2022-11-30 12:33:35 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Noticeably F.A.T.: wildcardjack: I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?

Theoretically. If it's not too heavy, and if conditions aren't right to freeze the tarp to the ground, sure. But if that's the case, then you're dealing with the easiest snow to shovel.

If you can, use a bedsheet or the like. Unlike a tarp, it can't get brittle.

I do this for my car windshield when I'm expecting snow; throw the sheet over it and next day just peel it away. Et voila.


Mrs. Pow uses a towel in the same way. But it doesn't help the driveway or sidewalk.

/considering an electric blower after reading the Dallas electric thread

//statistically us old farts have heart attacks shoveling snow
 
2022-11-30 1:28:57 AM  

powhound: ArcadianRefugee: Noticeably F.A.T.: wildcardjack: I never lived in a snow region and we only have catastrophic weather in Dallas, but could you put down a tarp over the sidewalk and just pull the snow away?

Theoretically. If it's not too heavy, and if conditions aren't right to freeze the tarp to the ground, sure. But if that's the case, then you're dealing with the easiest snow to shovel.

If you can, use a bedsheet or the like. Unlike a tarp, it can't get brittle.

I do this for my car windshield when I'm expecting snow; throw the sheet over it and next day just peel it away. Et voila.

Mrs. Pow uses a towel in the same way. But it doesn't help the driveway or sidewalk.

/considering an electric blower after reading the Dallas electric thread

//statistically us old farts have heart attacks shoveling snow


The one thing I've found really useful if your expecting freezing rain or the like?  Rain-X.  Once applied a fresh coat the night before an expected icing, next morning literally just shoved the entire ice sheet off the windshield.

I felt smrt that day.
 
2022-11-30 10:28:21 AM  
Helping out = liability for injury.
If you clear snow for a neighbour, and they slip on the resultant ice, guess whose ass is getting sued.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Maybe even more guns would help.
 
2022-11-30 5:08:52 PM  
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wait, are they trying to create angels?
 
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