We are in the midst of a big snow storm right now. It started around 4:00 pm while I was out picking up kids. When we got home around 5pm there were already several inches of snow and driving was treacherous. Wiyah usually drives herself to special needs mutual but there was no way we were going to allow her to take the VAN (of all things!) out on the roads like that!
So I planned to drop her off and then hit the store for a quick sec. Before we could leave at 7, we had to shovel our way out of the driveway. But with the two of us working together it didn't take too long. I dropped her off and ran to the store to buy two items and came straight home. I needed to shovel again.
Just before 8pm, the Hubba dropped me off at the basketball game. Erin gave me a ride home and she was telling me that her husband was out of town and she was dreading dealing with all the snow. (She is pregnant and has three energetic kids). So when I walked in the house I told my family that we had a service project to do. Baboo stayed behind to tuck little kids into bed since it was already past bedtime. The Hubba, Wiyah, JJ, X and I got on our boots and winter gear and headed out to go shovel for her.
Except before we could leave....We had to shovel ourselves out of our driveway again! No kidding. So we shovelled for us and then we went over there and shoveled for her. It was quick work for the big job it was, but I was still kind of surprised at how long it took the five of us to clear her driveway and sidewalks! But it was fun to work with those great people and I loved their attitudes and witnessing how hard they were working. Their neighbor across the street who was also out shoveling came over to see if everything was ok since her husband wasn't doing the job. So nice to have neighbors who notice and care like that.
Well, we finished our job at Erin's and I was so happy just thinking of how grateful I have been in the past when someone has helped me with a big snow shoveling job. And then the Hubba had the idea to go across the street and pitch in to help the concerned neighbor who was also out shoveling. So we helped him with his driveway and walks, too.
That, my friends, was a lot of shoveling. Feels good, too!