Cold Weather Bees- Who shovels the snow?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Who shovels the snow?
    Me : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Him : (34 votes)
    37 %
    We both do : (52 votes)
    57 %
    We pay someone to do it : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We used to split the duty and he would snow blow while I shoveled the areas he couldn’t get to. Now that I am pregnant, he has to do it all. We are having a snow storm today and there is probably 5 inches in the driveway right now and it is still snowing pretty hard. I would like to help out as best I can, but I’m 32 weeks pregnant so he won’t let me lift a finger. 

    Post # 4
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    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    He always does it. If I ever attempt to do it he just comes and takes the shovel from me haha. I am very petite and *ahem* weak lol. So it is just soo much easier for him to do it than for me to struggle through it. 

    Post # 5
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Whoever is home does the shoveling. Our landlord gives us money off rent for shoveling for the apartment building so we try to get it done as quickly as possible. If we’re both there he’ll usually do it and I’ll come down to salt after he’s finished.

    Post # 6
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    10495 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Depends.  If DH is around, he does.  If I’m feeling good I might help.  When DH isn’t around, I base on whether or not I can do it based on the amount and how I’m feeling.  Sometimes I just do the sidewalk and leave the driveway, or just do the half that I drive on.  I’ve also paid someone to do it.

    This year I got the sand, and there’s a bit of a story behind that.  Next time, DH will be getting it, no questions asked I’m sure.

     

    Post # 7
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    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We have a long lane and a showblower which i dont know how to use. So him. But more often its our awesome neighbours with a tractor who do it 🙂 

    Post # 8
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    1666 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @sweetchiquita12:  Our condo complex pays to have a company come and plow the street. They’re supposed to do the driveways and stairs as well, but they don’t get to those immediately because they have other complexes to do as well. . . so we usually split the work. It depends on who happens to be home though.

    Post # 9
    Member
    825 posts
    Busy bee

    As far as chores go, I don’t mind it. If we really get blasted (12+ inches), then he does it just because of the amount of snow. 

    Post # 10
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    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    HIM! There is no way he’d be happy with my shoveling technique. he’s a perfectionist when it comes to lawn and snow maintenance. If I did the shoveling he’d probably be so anxious he’d have a heart attack! 

    Post # 11
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Usually him, but that’s because he gets home before me.  If I’m home first, or if I’m the only one home I’ll do it.   If we are both home (on a weekend day) he’ll do it and I’ll usually do something else inside (like laundry).

    Post # 12
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    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    my husband ALWAYS shovels the snow, salts the porch and sidewalk, and cleans off the cars. if it’s outside, it’s his job, unless it’s in the garden.

    i don’t force him. it’s his self-proclaimed responsibility so i just let him do it. besides, i hate being cold, hungry, and wet under any circumstance so he knows how to keep me from whining. lol

    but while he’s out there, my responsibility is to make sure he always has something warm to drink and something to eat when he’s done working.

    with past boyfriends, i was always expected to get out there and help.

    Post # 13
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    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @sweetchiquita12:  Mr. 99 gets up and shovels….there’s a lot of stuff I’ll do…shoveling snow is not one of them!

    Post # 14
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I shovel; my husband uses a snow plow.  So, like, on Monday I shoveled the walkways, around the cars (after cleaning them off) and a few feet behind the cars.  He snowplowed the rest of the driveway and the sidewalks.  

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I come from an area with loads of snow, and SO’s only ever seen maybe 4-5cm at a time. When he came to Canada for the first time, he couldn’t get over how much snow we had, and it was really only about a foot accumulated over the month. We currently have about 4 1/2 feet of snow, and if SO was living here, he’d be the one doing the brunt of the shoveling. He loves the cold and thins snow is neat, so to be honest, I’d let him have his fun while I suffered indoors…

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