Blizzard warnings were in effect today for our county and most of Maine. Jake works for a small nonprofit and their office was closed. I work for an international bank that was not closed. I was able to work from home so no complaints there. :) While I was busy working, Jake was on snow maintenance duty. Our driveway and yard are too small to hire a plow truck or warrant the use of a snow blower because there isn't a place to push or throw the snow. Jake spent a few hours throughout the day shoveling in the wind and cold. While he was outside, he and a neighbor that was shoveling helped someone else push their car out of a snowbank at an intersection near our houses. Fun, fun, fun!
In case you haven't seen one before, this is a snow blower.
A different neighbor blows their snow into our small fenced backyard. The yard our dogs use several times every single day. One time Jake's sister was back there with her dogs and she was pelted with snow courtesy of the neighbor. Nothing says "come visit us again" like snow inside your jacket. The giant heap of blown snow makes the yard unusable for our dogs because they could just climb the snow pile and easily go over the fence. I've tried to go over to talk with them but I can't catch them outside. Not once in 5 years! There are 3-4 apartments in this big converted Victorian but no one answers their door or moves a curtain when I ring their doorbells or knock. I imagine that they're inside, ducking out of sight under their windowsills, holding their breath until I walk home. Ah, the city life.
Do you have any issues (snow related or otherwise) with your neighbors?