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Shovel Toss

The hazards of rain, sleet, snow and sinking temperatures.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA few days ago the upper Midwest was hit with an incredible mess of rain, snow, sleet and sinking temperatures.  Parking lots, sidewalks and driveways turned into lakes and streams that quickly froze over into a rink that Olympic hockey teams could have played on and speed skaters could have raced around.  The pond at the bottom of my driveway froze over and has icebergs that could sink the Titanic.

Today the sun came out.  The frozen paths in our yards softened.  I thought it would be a good idea to chip away at the ice.  And I did.  Chop, chop, chop…..chop, chop, chop.  Take shovel, scrape, lift, toss.  Repeat.

And then it happened.  The shovel, with its batch of ice, flew off of the end of the handle.  Up and over the snow bank and into the road it went. I guffawed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe remains of the day.