Ordinarily, I would use a snow blower purchased five years for just this kind of snow emergency. Used it for a fair-sized snowstorm in 2005. Used it again when we got a foot or so of snow in March of this year.
But it didn’t get used this time because I left our tractor parked in front of the storage shed and the tractor wouldn’t start in the cold weather. Because of the deep snow, I couldn’t push the tractor out of the way to get into the shed and I couldn’t shovel the snow out of the way so I could push the tractor because the shovels are — yep — in the shed.
There’s an old acronym called the seven “P’s,” which stands for “proper prior planning prevents piss-poor performance.”
Or maybe I’m just plain dumb and stupid.