Technology to the Rescue!

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After the blizzard a couple of weeks ago, Ron and I decided that we needed a snow blower/thrower. My dear, California boy has now learned how to deal with the snow in style. We love Colorado! <3

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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31 Comments

  1. Wow you do need a snow blower! Love it! We just had a couple light layers so far but super cold!

  2. Excellent piece of equipment. It doesn’t snow that much here, but when it does it’s not easy. I live on top of a hill, too narrow for them to spread grit, and I have no Ron to give me hand. My neck and back aren’t very keen on shovelling snow.

    • Oh, I agree. We had to shovel out after the blizzard. We could barely move for two days. A foot of heavy wet snow was too much for us. LOL! I hope you don’t get too much snow this year. 💗

  3. Good to see you got Ron hard at work, Colleen. I’m guessing he’s enjoying that task. Before you know it he will have built a family of snowmen with all the snow that has piled up. Wish I was there to have a go. It looks great fun. ☃️

  4. Why do I get the feeling he is liking precision? That line so straight and careful.

  5. We kept a snow blower, even as we moved to southern states, knowing we’d be back in the North some day. When he’s out of town, I shovel…I don’t like the noise or the smell, and I love the exercise ! ☺ But men and machines. He’ll fire up a leaf blower on a porch where I’d use a simple broom…go figure. Hope you’re loving it out there. ☃️ ☃️ ☃️

  6. That looks like good fun to me! 🙂

  7. Colleen, you have no idea how this makes me laugh. My uncle bought a snow blower several years ago when we had some snow in Kentucky, a very rare incident, and passed away before we ever had another. I wonder at times if it was because he never got the opportunity to use his snow blower that caused his heart to break, but the winter after his death, we had snow. His son-in-law used the snow blower for the first time ever. Makes me wonder if my uncle sent that snow just so the blower could be used before it fell apart from neglect.
    Be careful, even with that help, because the cold weather can still hurt you, after your years in the swamp land of Florida. Take time to adjust to the cold CO winter before overheating yourselves with the manual labor in that “too much pure Oxygen” air up there.
    Hugs, Angie

    • Thanks, Angie. Thank goodness we were only in Florida for 2 years. Before that we were in Prescott, AZ up in the mountains 5,000 ft. up. We have just the driveway and our sidewalk to do, although Ron did go up and down the sidewalk on our side of the street. I don’t think we were out there more than a half an hour. What is hard is the dryness. You have to hydrate and drink lots of water. Your story about your Uncle was so sweet. I am so glad you got a good chuckle out of us mastering the art of snow blowing! LOL! <3 😀

      • I am very familiar with the dryness Colleen. My sisters live in Co. Springs and Monument, and at one time I was able to visit. I’m not sure there was any water left in the reservoir when I left. I wish I could live in the mountains, but with MS that had to be ruled out, so I’ll remain in Kentucky and continue looking at the photos my sisters send me, and the ones I took when visiting.

  8. Quite a learning curve for him, I would imagine.

  9. I feel for Ron; the photo makes me cold just looking at it! I’m not sure if I should congratulate you on getting use from the machine or not, Colleen! LOL

    Have a great weekend,
    Greg

    • Ha, Ha. It was cold, Greg. As you can see we only have a small sidewalk and our driveway to do. Ron went down as far as he could on the sidewalks. We were outside maybe a half hour. I feel great. I followed behind with the snow shovel. I guess I am a real Northern girl. I love this stuff. For now, at least! LOL! Have a great rest of your weekend too! <3

  10. Ahhj, men and their snow blowers. Right up there with men and their remote controls. Pretty soon he will find other guys in the neighborhood with whom he can do “dueling snowblowers.” Trust me on this one . . . I know! Big hugs and cute post.

    • Stephanie! I never thought of that! Too funny. We lived in Montana for 17 years and had minimal snow. It is colder there and the snow is different. In Colorado, we get snow like I grew up with in Wisconsin. Love it! 😀 <3

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