Got a small amount of seat time yesterday - here is the long version.
One of my former bossholes, a very nice guy and actually my favorite ex boss, has been out of town for 5 weeks. It's been over 20 years since I worked for him!! He has been visiting realitives in SC and doing a trade show for his business in FL. We have had a bunch of snow since he has been gone. He lives about five miles from me in a little one horse town right on the state blacktop road. His aunt [only realitive still living around here] sent him pictures via facebook of his driveway and how bad the state snowplows had blocked him out. The gift from the state, [windrow] was over 3 feet tall and we had 1 or 2 days very near the freezing mark with good sun so there was thawing and refreezing making this nearly imprenetrable. I saw his aunts posts - complete with pictures - on his facebook page about the problem and he mentioned Sunday morning that he was headed home and would arrive after dark Sunday evening. He said by the time he got home from driving for nearly 2 days straight he sure wasn't looking forward to scooping snow just to get in the driveway.
This is where I come in.
I told the MRS. that since I already had the Power King loaded in one of the pickups and backed in the shed it wouldn't hurt a thing if I drove over to his place and cleaned his drive so he could pull right in once he got home from his long, tiresome journey.
I stole this pic from his facebook page.
His driveway is only 1 car wide and 2 to 3 cars long but DANG that windrow was tough!!!! I had to hit it sideways and only shave a couple of inches off each pass. Once the windrow was done it was smooth sailing and things went much quicker. It was not very cold but I kept my hood up and huge U-Vex sunglasses on so noone would recognize me. I am also sporting 2 months worth of a full beard [which I just never have] that I hope will throw everyone off. I intend to shave real soon as I will be going back to work later this month. His immediate neighbor writes the colum for the small town in our local newspaper and is a close personal friend with my mother. My mom is a blabbermouth so I can't say a word to her about this. I know the guy is not on GTTalk so he won't see this.
The pickup I had the PK in, I seldom use so I doubt any of his neighbors will recognize it even though it has a custom did-it-myself paintjob that wasn't a factory color scheme. If someone describes the pickup to him I'm screwed. I've had the truck for more than 15 years and I'm sure he has seen it many times.
The aunt happened by and noticed someone had cleared the drive so she sent him another pic. This is also taken from his facebook page.
All afternoon they [him, his aunt, and several from the tiny town] were posting on his facebook page about who it might have been. The best part is nobody mentioned my pickup and nobody had a clue who it was. I had to park the pickup right on the highway in town - there was just too much snow to pull off anywhere. Best part was only four cars went by the entire time I was there.
I am a firm believer in anonymity in charity or random acts of kindness!
I found this on facebook this morning so it is fitting - ALTHOUGH - whoever updated it from last year just changed the year and not the dates. The dates are a week from 2013 but you get the idea.
I'm not a big fan of facebook but in this case it sure came shining through.
Here is a pic of the PK in full snowplow gear.
This picture is several years old but it still looks the same. I use a farm tractor here at my place to blade snow but this smaller tractor is handy to take to town and blade out my moms and my father-n-laws driveways. Since the PK fits in a pickup I don't have to pull a trailer to town and throw road salt and slush all over the tractor! I have other pickups to use so I just leave the PK in one of the pickups so it is ready when I need it.
Thanks for reading my long ramble and I hope you enjoyed it.
Edited by Gtractor, February 10, 2014 - 12:32 PM.