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Shohei
12-05-2007, 11:24 PM
Here in New Brunswick (yesterday) we had nearly 2 feet of snow drop in 12 hours. I spent my "snow day" - work was canceled - working 2x as hard shoveling the driveway (our gent that plows for us had his truck show its impermance :B).

Now we do not have a castle on top of a hill with 3 miles of drive to clear but none the less its a daunting task. I used that 3 hours of shoveling like a samu period, worked away at it with out thinking "UUUUGG this is going to take for ever" etc. Half a shovel load at a time, since i knew i had all day or longer to complete. I just took it easy. 2 hands on the shovel (hehe doesn't work well otherwise) and i actually enjoyed it. Despite the howling winds and constant snow in the face... i noted this when i was all done... i was frosty the zen-man?

Anywho no point to that i guess, just saying "hey thats cool" :B

Samui* Samu!!


Here is a couple of pics of our place around 7am yesterday (the snow was starting to subside then) oh and one from sunday for reference sake... i had just put up the "X"mas lights and took the shot so i could show my wife what they looked like (it was too cold for her to go look- funny thing was it wasn't too cold for ME to put them up :D LOL -20C [ -4 F])

before the storm:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2090391507_982423c931_o.jpg

and after:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2090391517_43911431fb_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2090391519_362cffeeae_o.jpg

Gassho
Dirk

*Sumui = cold :D tks to J for that tidbit :D

will
12-06-2007, 09:27 AM
Can't see the pic, but I used to love shovelling snow. We don't get much of it here and no drive way.

G,W

Shohei
12-06-2007, 11:42 AM
Oh sorry will i know why :( ill fix it right now :)... There all done. My apologies.

Gassho
Dirk

Lynn
12-06-2007, 02:30 PM
Very cool! Send some of that down my way, eh? All we're getting here is wind with nothing to show for it. I'll take snow any day! Rawr! :P

Gregor
12-07-2007, 02:07 AM
Krid,



Shoveling is good exercise, and sounds like it can be good practice too!

Thanks for the reminder.

KvonNJ
12-07-2007, 02:54 AM
We've had snow in NJ now a couple times already this year, enough to shovel. We had an ice storm too. Think it's gonna be a hairy winter.

Shiju
12-07-2007, 03:07 AM
You might appreciate Billy Collins's poem "Shoveling Snow with Buddha." You can read it at http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Billy-Collins/813 (http://http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Billy-Collins/813)


Gassho,

Ben

will
12-07-2007, 06:52 AM
Thanks Krid. Quite a bit of snow there. Snow angels anyone? Or...snow buddhas?? :roll:

G,W

Shohei
12-07-2007, 11:51 AM
Snow buddhas hehe! theyd look cool all lit up by those chri -er... Rohatsu lights (um yeah... totally representative of Buddha's Enlightenment) :D

Thanks for sharing that poem Ben! im going to share that with a few friends of mine.

This year (as it is every year) is being touted to be a tough winter. I think our news casting friends like to keep us freaked out a bit ;)

Anywho we're set to get some more tonight and tomorrow once it warms up...yeah its to cold to snow right now!??!? :lol

Gassho
Dirk