What “A Sense Of Accomplishment” Looks Like.
There was about 6″ to 7″ on the ground and over a 1″ by the mailbox where the town plow piles it up.
So, around 10:05am Teischan and I set out to shovel. Devanee had parked her van at the top of the drive so that she could get out to work, at 7am, without having to shovel much …
So, here is what we did.
Yes, I wear a Fitbit Ionic on my wrist that tells me steps, floors etc., BUT trust me when I tell you that there is no sense of accomplishment to that of clearing a drive by hand and knowing that YOU did it. It is very satisfying. No, not as good as sex, but up there. So …
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General lay of the land before we started shoveling.
20 minutes of shoveling.
1.5 HP — Human Power (HP), Teischan & I.
That was satisfying.
Clearing the mailbox. Much deeper snow.
Just 1 HP — Just I.
About 25 minutes, non-stop.
Dig, Pick-up, Throw. Great upper body exercise.
After the mailbox.
About 35-minutes of pushing snow with a snow-pusher.
Very satisfying to see what you have achieved. Not sure about others. But, my body feels good …
This is why I resist getting a snowblower. We have a cleaner drive than those with snowblowers and I do NOT have to breath in exhaust fumes or listen to the racket of the engine. Mine is all fresh, clean air and either the sound of silence or birds chirping.
I will continue to shovel by hand until I finally can’t. Doubt whether I will ever keel over shoveling. Heart and other muscles much too used to the tempo of shoveling.