I was surprised when I went out this morning to find a small dusting (a 1/2" if that) of snow on the ground. Not normally an issue, but it was when I was backing down the driveway that I noticed the snow. I definitely needed to shovel when I came back, especially since it's supposed to be a high of 21 degrees today.
This is the downfall of having a steep driveway. If the snow isn't removed, and there's no chance of melting, then it will be a sheet of ice within hours. Ice = no parking in the nice warm (relatively) garage = me in a panic to prevent ice from forming. Can you blame me? It's currently 16 degrees and there's a mighty cold wind chill = me freezing to death while I shoveled = me still defrosting under a blanket an hour later. There's not enough hot coffee in the world right now.
The snow is pretty, though, and my mission was accomplished = I made it up the driveway just fine. Next time I hope Mr. W is home when the snow falls!