Saturday, March 04, 2006

Shoveling snow


It was my turn to keep the sidewalk clear for pedestrians yesterday which was not an easy task since it kept snowing nonstop.

Alltogether I think we had around 15-20cm of snow. Everytime I was done, I could already see the next layer of snow piling up again - a bit frustrating, but hey, that's life. I wonder if they have snow shoveling competitions somewhere...

6 Comments:

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Maya said...

:-D yeah..someone should include snow shoveling competition as part of carnaval activity ;-P Great job, Nicola...good exercise. Brrrrr....it looks so damn cold! Antibes even if it's windy cold it's still in 6-12 degrees :-P Sorry...I'm teasing you.

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger Karine said...

ahhh that must be annoying for sure!! :(
Winter's pretty harsh at the moment. Wish u all the best until it ends :)
For us here, we're reaching the end of the summer soon. No regrets for me, I can't stand 35 degres C. with humidity. I hate it. I'm happy to reach cooler temperatures soon in Argentina.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Denton said...

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At 6:03 PM, Blogger Denton said...

Nicola, you said "it was my turn to keep the sidewalk clear". What group do you belong to which takes turns shoveling snow? Living in a condo I share common walkways with my neighbors. However, we have never discussed who will shovel the snow if it were to fall. I think I will bring this issue up and reference your example.

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Hi Denton!

I live in a house with two appartments and since sweeping the street (or shoveling snow in winter) is a task noone is really excited about we decided to switch on a weekly or sometimes monthly basis. But actually we handle it quite informal (we have no time table or such things).

In appartment buildings with a lot more people they sometimes even keep track with a list, who's turn it is during that week - they call it "Kehrwoche" (sweeping week/sweeping duty).

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Maya - Thanks, yes, I did quite some excercise yesterday. I totally envy you with your 6-12°C. Sounds completely like spring to me...

Karine - no worries it'll get cooler soon for you and hopefully warmer for us :-)

 

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