My production has been down lately, and this is why.
But I'm still not going to use an exclamation point for emphasis there. You sound crazy when you use exclamation points!
I took to the snow stubbornly, the flab of fall sure to slough off.
Most of the time, I never think about living on an island, Newfoundland being the 16th largest island in the world. Then we have poor weather, followed by unseasonal cold, and a failure at the provincial power hub resulting in rolling blackouts, and when I finally get up to the grocery store, this is what's left of the meat section without the ferries being able to cross.
At the end of the first day, and 10cm of snow still falling ...
But it had to be done ...
It was made more difficult by the guy my neighbor hires to do his driveway snow-blowing his snow up into this driveway, EVEN AS I WAS SHOVELING IT. I flagged him down and told him to stop. He said, "Nobody parks there."
And then made more difficult when I got to where the industrial snowblower had widened the streets and had piled the snow at the end. That's why it looks like a huge piece of cake there. It was solid ice, and peeled away like flakes of glass.
Feeling bad for his hired man's complicity in my labor, my elderly neighbor offered me the use of his snowblower, but it only would have chopped itself to pieces on the ice.