Since my driveway is on a slope and faces East toward the rising sun... I HAVE to get out there and remove ANY fall of snow that might be melted off in the morning. Sometimes it's quite a race between me and Ol' Sol and his solar powered snow removal machine!
I hear ya's about "wasting gas"! I look at it this way, there's somebody someplace plugging in their car which is freeing up that gasoline.... JUST FOR MEEEEEEEEE! Keep it up "Greenies"!