Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My fight for the driveway

Ok, the Des Moines area has had the 4th or 3rd snowiest winter ever with over 60 inches of snow. It just happen to happen the first year I bought a new house with a huge driveway. So, since I spent all this money on a new house I had no money to buy a snow blower (snow thrower actually). I also have a pregnant wife so I wouldn't let her help me shovel. 4 or five times we have come home from work or a trip to somewhere and I had to park my truck at the end of the drivway and shovel my way up to the garage. The driveway also happens to be placed nicely that it always drifts over in the middle. So, I have shoveled hundreds of pounds snow. In the picture above you can see the christmas lights are still up because we have snow on the ground since December 10 or so. At one time my whole drive was like a tunnel snow up the mirrors on both sides. It was also up to the middle of the side window at the end of the drive another place where it always drifts. I think the city or my neighbors finally felt sorry for me because last week we came home and some one had plowed both of those down. Now I have to just wait for it to melt. Because if it snows again I'm going to have to throw the snow over my neighbors fence because I got not place to put it.

Here is where I have run out of a place to put the snow. If we get more it's going over the fence.

A look down our huge driveway which happens to go downhill. Makes it fun to go down when it's icy. Just so you know you can't see the end of it here this is about a 3rd of the driveway.

New Truck

Well, a couple of weeks ago I was just sitting around thinking about the future for Casey and I. The plan for a long time was to hang on to our vehicles until we had 2 kids and then Casey would get a new one. Because I had gotten the newest one, my old truck. But, as I said I was thinking that there would be no way for me to transport 2 kids in my old truck, which was only an extended cab truck with a jump seat. I would be able to fit kid in there though. I really didn't want to buy 2 new vehicles when a second kid come as I am sure that it would cost enough with two kids. So, I talked her into looking for a crew cab truck and we found this Canyon with low miles and certified pre-owned which is nice. I know my Grand Dad Lambert has always said don't by a black vehicle because it get's hotter and looks dirtier and breaks down more often. But, it was to good of a deal to listen to him, Sorry Grand Dad. It has been a good truck for the 2 weeks we have owned it.