The Happyish Homestead

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Something None of You Will Probably Care About

I grew up in Idaho.

I feel like if anyone can appreciate a guy and a piece of large machinery, it's me.

That's why the whole snow plow thing confuses me.

Not so much the snow plows themselves, but the amount of attention they get, and the guys driving them.

It's snow season.

A slightly attractive, overly-made-up female news anchor reports on the impending snow and all of the havoc it will wreck on the city.

She then commences to tell me how diligent the men and snow plows are going to be, plowing until all of the snow is cleared, working in twelve hour shifts, not having a day off for over a week, blah, blah, blah.

Well, I sure hope so.

It's your job, dude.

You're not some hero, you have the rest of the blessed year off from snow plowing.

You're out plowing deserted roads in a big piece of formidable machinery.

Is there even a death rate statistic for your line of work???

No one reports on how great I am because I suffer through a sick child, nursing them back to health, cranky and sleep deprived.

Or how I'm going to work on that laundry till it's all sorted, washed, dried, folded, and put away.

That's all I'm saying.


  1. The job of a stay-at-home mom is never truly appreciated! How many hours a day do you put in? What is it....20-24 hours a day? I think you are great :)

  2. You are the funniest thing since sliced bread.. and I totally agree with you.. IT's their job.. plow the darn snow already.. wait this is Southern Oregon.. what snow????? (ok.. for 3 days of the year!)

  3. I'm giving you a gold star for making your bed everyday. I think that falls under the category of heroic work that deserves recognition. :)


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