Tuesday, February 10, 2004


Our driveway has a flat bit at the top outside our garage, and a sloping bit down to a road. I have been very careful all winter to keep the sloping bit clear and dry so that we don't often have to take the car down in a four-wheel skid, and so the VW (Front-wheel drive) can access the house. The Subaru doesn't have any trouble at all, but I digress.

Two warm (i.e., above freezing) days in a row prompted me to tackle the flat part of the driveway this week. I managed to remove the ice covering it, which turned out to be a slab that varied from one to two inches thick! In the middle of an apparently futile job search, it is rather satisfying to actually achieve something by main force &mdash two shovels and a lot of hard graft.