I got in about 4 hours of seat time, now I need to find the preparation H.(LOL). The sun was out and the winds diminished until the sun was going down. Now they're blowing again. The snow is varing from 2' to 3' deep.
I've got the upper driveway and the cars clear. Tomorrow I'll do the lower drive way. Using a bucket loader was slow and tedious. I could only plow straight into the snow about 8' before I'd get stuck. After much trial and error, I found that a pattern of alternating diagonal cuts about 1/2 bucket width worked best. It was kind of a herring bone pattern viewed from above.
I saw a neighbor snowblowing with an old Allis Chalmers. It seemed to work well. I have got to get my Big Ten together and going. I'm reeking of diesel exhaust and I'd prefer the gas tractor. I have a nice Curtis cab for it too.
I had mentioned roof snow loads. I was lucky, the wind blew most of it off. Flat roofs may be in trouble though. Especially if we get a lot of rain on Monday.
I hope all the rest of you are doing well. Good Luck, Rick