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Saturday = Tired

Well, that was a day's work.  I kept thinking of that chapter in "Arrow's Flight" where Chris and Talia were digging their way out of the way station with shovels made out of a harp case...

When last I left you, we'd freed up the front, and I was moving on to the back.  The back was a bit more challenging.  That door was NOT going to move.  I gave it an experimental lean, and a shove, and it moved about an eighth of an inch.  No surprise there.  I required a little help for Plan B, so I went out to get himself, and survey the progress.

Charlotte was dying to help.  She was so insistent about it that I wanted to bury her in the snow several times.


Bob's car is still a little snowed in.


Then I had a FANTASTIC idea.  If I could go out the back door of the garage, maybe I could get to the back deck that way!  So I picked my way through the garage, opened the door and...


It wasn't the solution I was looking for.  But I stuck my head out to see what I was in for. That pile on the deck didn't look encouraging.


So, Plan C looking unattractive, I went back to Plan B.  i took the glass out of the door and assessed the situation.  Prognosis: that's a lot of damn snow.


There's a grill and a wood pile under there.


So, I get up on the step stool, and Bob says "Are you sure you want to do this?"  HELL no.  Because once on the step stool it occurs to me - I'm going to step down in there and all that snow is going to go STRAIGHT up my pants legs.  Crap.  I just can't do it.  I can't.  And then the light dawns... I cleared off the hand rail from inside, leaned out, twisted, got a grip on the brick molding around the door (praying that it isn't rotted out...) with one hand, leaned on the shovel with the other, and swung myself out onto the railing.


From the railing, I cleared off enough space to stand, and hopped down.  At which point my husband announced "now that you have someplace to stand, you can move the world!"  Smart ass.  Let's hear it for the cardio kick class though - I shoveled out a space on the deck while *standing on the railing.*  In big clunky boots.  Damn.

We left the glass out a little longer, because I needed swing space for my elbow.  I was pretty pleased with myself when the door opened.


to be continued - too many pics in one place otherwise.



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Feb. 9th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Great work! Well done!
Feb. 9th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of work and I can see why you would think of Arrow's Flight. At least you had a real shovel and a way to communicate with the outside world.

I'm sure you'll sleep REALLY well tonight!
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