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Snowball Stand

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I’ll take the large dirty snowball with salt on top. What a mess out there on the roads. But I won’t say more without adding another thanks to the men and women who take care of our highways and streets for us. They look beat, just like every resident in this area. I’ve spent parts of 3 days now shoveling out. I know my children won’t like that but everyone has to work. I did try to do it right and I’m not really that sore from it at all.

Woodstock Snowball stand. Photo by Mike Hartley

Woodstock Snowball stand.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And a wonderful neighbor Scott came over with his front end loader to finish off what the plow put back into our driveway that we had shoveled out. Again, no offence to the snow plow driver. It’s got to go somewhere. Was just nice to have our street cleared on late Monday.

Traffic can stop anywhere because plows and front end loaders have no place else to move. Photo by Mike Hartley

Traffic can stop anywhere because plows and front end loaders have no place else to move.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So be prepared for disappearing lanes, sudden stops out of nowhere. Be courteous, yeah I know it’s not in you, but give it a shot. If I can do it anyone can. Also be patient with your local businesses also. It’s not like snow didn’t fall on them also. I did go by O’Donnell Honda today and they were plowing away so we could go test drive those nice new cars in the heavily salted roads.

Clearing the lot at Odonnell Honda Photo by Mike Hartley

Clearing the lot at O’Donnell Honda
Photo by Mike Hartley

It was fun getting out and shooting a bit today. I should have been sleeping because I’m paying for it now. I’ll have to see if I can fit in a few more hours on Wednesday.


Random Thoughts for Tuesday January 26th 2016

  • I’m finding it hard to get back in a positive frame of mind lately.
  • Seems like the more doctors appointments I have the worse I feel.
  • Working for a living and not living to work. Finally got that one right.
  • Maybe things wouldn’t get away from me if I kept an eye on them.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

One thought on “Snowball Stand

  1. Hang in there, Mike! The aftermath of the storm gets most of us down – back to normal is not immediate. And did O’Donnell park all of the new cars in the service building for the storm?

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