Thursday, January 30, 2014

There's got to be a better way.

The other day Wade and I were sitting at the dining room table eating dinner. There's a doctors office right behind our house and there was a guy there taking care of snow removal on the sidewalks.


I could be wrong but that looks like a leaf blower to me that he's using. Sitting there watching him I couldn't help thinking that a shovel would have worked a whole lot better.

It seemed to take him a really long time to do this too. With the way the wind was blowing and then he's blowing the snow off the sidewalk I think it had to be settling back onto the sidewalk. I probably could have done those sidewalks in half the time with a good old fashioned shovel

21 comments:

Ann Oon said...

i am glad we don't have snow here... Hope the snow clears soon!!

Christine said...

Looks like he's wasting his time and just wanted to avoid the shovel!
Hoping it melts away sooner rather than later!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Looks to be quite haphazard a job!

crafty cat corner said...

We have trees each side of our long road and we get men with these ineffectual leaf blowers come along. They blow them into the kerbside and then another man comes along and collects them up. It amuses me to watch as they blow them one way and the wind blows them back, ah well, such is life...
Sometimes I feel like giving up. lol
Briony
x

Nancy Claeys said...

Wrong tool for the job at hand, I agree.

Sandra said...

he had no idea there was a stalker/paparazzi watching. and i agree, shovel would be quicker....think MARS...

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I had to laugh. :P

Sharkbytes said...

That is pretty silly, and wouldn't work if the snow were heavy at all. But unique!

Out on the prairie said...

I thought about it the last snow that was so light. I actually had to blow off leaves caught in my drive after 50mph winds.

Kath said...

Wrong tool, Ann :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Blessings :-)

Grace said...

It's what he had, it's what he used - more fool he.

Sandee said...

I've never shoveled snow. I've never dealt with snow at all. I'm going to keep it that way too.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

Maybe he was getting paid by the hour! :)

Betsy Adams said...

You all need one of those snow machines up there.... As much bad weather as you get, it would be worth the money I think...

We have seen people using leaf blowers down there ---and they work if the snow is dry--and IF the wind is not blowing... Good Luck to that man!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Donna said...

OhmyWord! I need a hot toddy!!Hahaa
hughugs

Dee said...

It is safer for the back to use a snow blower...with the wind blowing he will be out a long time.....

A Quiet Corner said...

Perhaps he has a bad back...I don't shovel because of that...:)JP

Molly Smith said...

I think you are right but maybe he is working by the hour :) Chris growing up in Chicago, has told me a million snow stories. I'll ask him if he's ever used a leaf blower or even seen it done. Stay warm!

Lin said...

Two words: Lay. Zee.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

...Says the woman sitting in the warmth of her home...

Tanya Walton said...

I shovel my sidewalks and it's much more effective than just blowing the snow around...maybe he just wanted to play outside for a bit!!

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