Saturday, February 15, 2014
De-winter Eventing the Car
Yesterday, I pulled on my boots and ventured outside to remove the snow and ice from my car. This photo was taken before the second snowfall on Thursday. If you look closely, you can see the ice on top of the snow... the pine trees are reflected in the icy surface.
Sleet does a very good job of packing down snow so it was a bit of a challenge to clear off the car. First, it was necessary to break up the ice and get that off before tackling the snow.
Then I figured out a trick! You could push the snow off the car and then break up the ice!
The area between the roof of the car and the bottom of the ice/snow pack was about 5 inches. With the sun shining thru the ice chunks, you could clearly see the ice layer and the snow pack below it.
I was able to clear off the car but I will be wearing my boots to get into the car because of all the ice chunks that fell on top of the snow on the driver's side... despite my trying to push it all to the other side.
Maybe I'll get adventurous here in a bit and grab the shovel...