Since it appeared it may never stop snowing, and I'm not interested in touching a shovel, I bought a snow blower Sunday. Yeah, it's about $400 I would much rather have spent on pretty much anything, but it's a lot of fun. Besides, I've been a home owner for almost two years and it was time.
4.5 HP, 21" mouth, tosses snow out of my drive way with precision and speed. It even got the crap down by the street, pushed up by the plows.
I don't know what it is about us men and machines, but even in single-digit temperatures, it's worth it to hear that thing roar and move snow. To further enrich my testicular fortitude, I even moved the snow from the short little sidewalk to the street used for crossing to the cul de sac. Two feet of snow... gone in minutes.
Some days, it's just the simple things.