But that's only one of the problems. The oil delivery man came last week and said he couldn't get to the back of our house to fill the tank until I cleared a path. So I shoveled a path through about 3 feet of snow to the back of our house so he could fill the tank to the apartment. Since I also wanted him to fill the tank at the new house, I went over there and used the snow blower to clear a path to that fill pipe. Unfortunately, I didn't know where the bushes were located, so I ran over a bush and broke the belt in the snow blower. It was still snowing, as usual, so I was at a bit of a loss. I called my normal fix-it guy, and he said it would be a week or more before he could come get it to try to fix it. Great! Anyway, my next door neighbor, Jeff, had given me the name of a local guy, Bob, who he said was really good. What a gift! Bob came that day to pick up the snow blower, fixed it, and delivered back the next day. Wow! I was thrilled. I was back in business.
|Tough to shovel over these snowbanks|
Then I went to the new house and cleared all the paths with the snow blower. Thank goodness for that snow blower! Unfortunately, I found that the oil man had gotten there before I could clear his path. Rats! I called the company later and apologized for making him wade through all the new snow to get to the fill pipe. It's still snowing, by the way, so I have to repeat all this tomorrow again. Oh yes, and on Thursday we are supposed to get another snow storm. How great is that? When will this all end?
I have to tell you that keeping two houses up and operating through this madness while we are in the midst of packing is a daunting task. We better get moved by next week, because I'm leaving for Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina for my yearly golf vacation on February 21. As much as I'm looking forward to getting out of Dodge right now, I don't want to leave Gretchen with lots of stuff to do while I'm gone. So the next couple of weeks are going to be pretty intense. Oh yes, and on March 12, we are leaving for a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii for 9 days. That beautiful warm beach is looking pretty inviting right now.