This was taken around 10am. There is double the amount of snow now. At least 6 inches are down at noon. I already cleared off the walkway, the patio, and my car. I salted everything too.
If BSU cancels classes due to snow, I STILL have to go in to work. Even if other staff and professionals get to go home due to weather, I still have to go in and do my job. And that includes snow and ice removal.
I got a pair of Sorels I am going to take to work tonight. Along with extra socks, shoes, and a change of pants. I wore my Patagonia Capelenes all night last night, which have to be the best cold weather gear I currently own!
There are a few tips I have for shoveling snow properly.
Use good gloves. Blisters are nasty.
Take breaks inside to warm up and drink fluids. I will drink hot chocolate and hot tea at least once an hour.
Move a little bit of snow at a time. I prefer to push the snow at angles off the sidewalk instead of follow a long path.
Don't twist your back to throw snow. Use your strong runner leg muscles to push the shovel full of snow along the sidewalk. And if you have to throw it, squat and lift.
Keep one hand on the top handle of the shovel and one hand near the middle to throw the snow.
A little ice melt or salt goes a long way. People use way too much and that too much get tracked indoors. Which is a pain to clean up.
Do you have any tips other for snow shoveling? A snow blower is not an option for me at work tonight.