When the first snow of the season came, I did nothing. That’s right. I work for a snow blower company, and I neglected to use my own snow blower.
Why? It was a small storm with only 3 inches of snow. Like a lot of my neighbors, I assumed that it would melt away in a day or two. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Instead, it thawed. It froze. Then it snowed again… and again… and again.
In the meantime, my car compressed the snow into a massive glacier on my driveway. The neighborhood kids trampled through it like a herd of elephants. My sidewalk was a mess with frozen, icy footprints covered with freshly fallen snow.
I just spent nearly two hours chipping, shoveling and salting my sidewalk and driveway. It wasn’t fun.
My neighbor, on the other hand, took a few minutes to snow throw instead. As a result, his sidewalk is clean and clear. Just look at the difference. Proof positive that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.