Monday, October 4, 2010

Snow shoveling

Went out today to shovel out the J3 jamesway.  Temperature -79F, wind 14 mph, windchill -120F.  But I got it done.  We aren't talking a little sidewalk shoveling - this is what the snow is like...
You can see the rear door to one Jamesway at the two red flags.  There is also a door to the furnace room, and the front door.  My Jamesway had about that much snow at its back door and it took about an hour  for me to get rid of it.  Trust me, that's a lot of snow.  Particularly at -80F.  Luckily the snow isn't too heavy, but because it has been there all winter it gets compacted and heavier the further down you get.  That snow you see at the center of the frame is a good five feet deep.  The dozer will get that, but we have to manually shovel all that snow near the doors.
Only one more building and I am done shoveling unless we have a storm come in over the next few weeks.  It has been known for a good storm to re-deposit all the snow that has been shoveled so that it has to be done all over again.


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