Yesterday was a very lazy day for us. We got up late, made breakfast for the kids, and I was just trying to decide what to do. It was a white out, snow coming down almost sideways, and starting to pile up. We'd been without DirecTV since Friday, and I suspected that the dish was covered in snow and it wasn't working for that reason.
I'd gone up Friday from the back side, partially because I didn't want to drag that ladder around front, and partially since I thought I could go up next to the chimney and the wall. So I went up with a small shovel and cleared snow off the shingles. I took my shoe off and pressed it down, but it didn't stick well to the roof. I should have realized it was a bad idea then, but I didn't.
I started up on my hands and knees, clearing off snow, but it wasn't working well. About 3 or 4 crawls up, I started to slide down, heart racing, and I got worried. I managed to stop, and decided then that I should just get down. I did, blood pressure falling with each step down the ladder. I decided that I was not that concerned with the TV.
However on Saturday, I didn't want to miss the playoffs (NBA) and we were definitely snowed in. It wasn't looking good, and so I tried a new tactic. I shoveled off the front walk, and moved the ladder out through the Porsche door and set it up front. I then took the pole I was planning for the wind aeromoter, which was 10 feet long. I grabbed a mop and taped it to the pole. I took them up the ladder and could just reach the satellite dish. I managed to knock snow off and then went inside and things were working. I tried plowing the driveway then, but it was too deep and I felt I was just wasting fuel.
I went out to the barn, hung out with Tia a bit as she watched horses. She needed some time with them after being gone all week. We hung out for awhile, just the two of us, which was nice. When we went inside, nothing was happening, kids hanging out, and we joined them. Watched TV, relaxed, I did my run, and then nothing else for the rest of the day. I didn't even get on the computer all night.
It snowed until sundown, and we had a quiet evening with kids. Today it's sunny, and the snow is already melting quite a bit. I think I might even be able to get the truck out without plowing, and I want to give it a try. After that, cleanup day.