Okay, the other day I said let it snow. Well, it can stop anytime now.
So you all know about my lovely "snowblowing" incident, right? The one where I had no idea the stupid thing had more than one speed. And I ended up looking like a crazy woman as it pulled me (more like yanked me) around the driveway in zigzag patterns. But, hey, I did it. I was the only woman out there, but I did it, and in an artistic way to boot.
So it's still snowing and my husband was out of town again.
Uh oh, you say? Well, you'd be right.
So I got all dressed up nice and warm again, literally the only part of me showing was my eyes. Only it was so cold out, my fingers froze in my gloves, so I took my fingers out of the holes and made fists in my gloves. Ever try to squeeze a trigger without fingers? It wasn't pretty, folks.
I got creative and managed to use my whole arms to hold and squeeze the lever to start the blades churning and the other lever to make the sucker go. (At a slower speed, mind you!!) I looked like the hunchback of notre dame, but I got the job done.
So I finally get done blowing the driveway, and one of my neighbors (of course it's a man) stops to chat about how that wind blows right through you and it's blowing the loose snow all over to where we can barely see. He keeps twitching his cheek while he talks, and I can't help it, my own cheek starts to twitch as I watch in fascination. I hardly hear half of what he says, but it's something like:
HIM- "You know, if you turn the spout the other way or go the other direction, the snow won't blow directly in your face."
ME- "Uh huh, oh really?" still watching his cheek twitch.
HIM- "They even make a shield that keeps all the snow out of your face."
ME-I'm thinking this guy really hates the snow blowing in his face, although, I look at his snowblower and quess what....he doesn't have a shield. I say, "I'll be sure to tell Brian about the sheild."
HIM- He walks away shaking his head, mumbling "He's not the one who needs it."
So why doesn't neighbor guy have a shield and why doesn't my hubby need one, but I do?
Well, I'll tell you why. I walked inside to thaw out and my kids start laughing hysterically. So I go check out my reflection in the mirror. Oh, yeah, that's why his cheek was twitching so badly. I look like a flipping raccoon!!! There's a lesson here, ladies.
Never, I repeat, never wear non-waterproof mascara while snowblowing the driveway!!!!
So THAT'S why I need a shield. Who knew??