The mess gave my poor, little snowblower quite a workout. It also gave me quite a workout as trying to push the snowblower back towards the house on the icy, uphill driveway, where my feet kept sliding backwards, was a bit of a challenge. I should have thought to put on my spikes.
I also made some tactical errors as far as the pattern I followed while blowing and I re-snowed some areas and had to re-blow them. I also cut my hand on something, not sure what or when. Funny how that happens.
But otherwise... Well, I'll just call it a learning experience. Ms. Mini Toro actually did pretty well as I saw my neighbor with his big-ass snowblower having to stop and clear it several times. Sorry, I'm gloating a bit.
Java enjoyed shoving her face into the snow.
She then found her red ball and tore around the yard.
I did a bit of a photo study of the effects of the snow on the trees.
And on my brick retaining wall.
All of this was followed up with a comforting hot bowl of soup made out of leftover turkey, a can of diced tomatoes, onion, and cumin, garlic, and pepper. It was plenty good as is but I topped it off with a dollop of yogurt and some tortilla chips.
Next I'll be crawling under my down comforter -- after I do some more writing of course. This was just a warmup...