Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: theo On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:09 pm

Took some doing, but she did it!!
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:35 pm

Ive been trying to get my wife to shovel our driveway for years but I end up having to plow it every time. :mad:
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:03 pm

You could have at least given her some winter clothes...
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:55 pm

I'm really lucky. While I use the snowblower, my wife does all the shovel work like stairs and tight spots. ;)
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Dann757 wrote:You could have at least given her some winter clothes...

oh..... :?
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: theo On: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:21 pm

I tried to get a picture on here of how i got her to plow the driveway out, but it wont upload! I did buy her a new pair of work boot's to keep her feet dry!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: LL
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:10 pm

Would never work here............ However she can handle the snowblower quite handily. And for that I'm thankful. I get the snowblower out of the garage, do a quick trip around the house then let the rest for her while I jump in the truck to do the driveway. Sometimes it also involves the backhoe which she will avoid like the plague.

This past storm whipped me big time. I had never pushed the snow back far enough from the first storm. Got caught by the second storm with no where to push the snow. That meant bringing out the backhoe to try to widen the driveway. The problem was that when the second storm hit, it iced over the driveway leaving the backhoe with no traction. The driveway bisects 2 large fields so the wind can blow and blow. I managed to get a narrow path on Thursday but spent the better part of today making it ready for the potential for the next one.

And to top it off I developed a leak in the power steerring line from the pump. The brown drips on the snow were the giveaway. No time to fix it so I just had to keep adding fluid. I will get to it later..............................



Rick
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: theo On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:22 am

Here is the wife plowing out the driveway!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QenN5DVuLtw
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Wow she flies! Big truck too...
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:51 pm

My wife has been bugging me to show her how to run the Polaris with the plow. I won't let her ... because if she breaks something I'll be pissed. Can cause alot of damage with this setup! :shock:
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Re: Finally got the wife to plow out the driveway!!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:57 pm

coalkirk wrote:I'm really lucky. While I use the snowblower, my wife does all the shovel work like stairs and tight spots. ;)

Same here! By the time I'm done SnowBlowing, most of the steps and porches are shoveled off by my better-half. :D
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