So, last year was the first year we needed a shovel to escape a snowy parking lot on pain of being late for work. Last year was the first year apartment maintenance failed to use a snow plow. It was an epic and tedious process using the tools we had on hand. Our belated attempts to rectify the situation failed due to vast crowds of people with the same idea clearing every hardware store of every proper shovel for miles around.
Rumor has it this year will treat us to yet another punishing winter.
We have changed our snow-schlepping strategy accordingly.