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Are you ready for the big one?

The biggest snow storm of the year for our area is heading our way.

10-14 inches and maybe more.

It is time to get ready.

Shovels.  More than one in case one breaks.

Warm clothes and hand warmers.

Does the snow blower work?

Do you have gas.

Did you check the fluids.


A great tip...If the snow is sticking to your shovel, spray silicone on it.

You can also spray it down with Pam or similar cooking oils.

This make the snow slide off of the shovel easier.


Be careful and don't do it all at one time!


Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • February 24 2018 04:48PM


Oh, I cannot tell you how happy I am, William, that those days are far away in my rear view mirror. The worst is coming back into the house, with ice hanging all over you in little balls and realizing you are beginning to thaw. Ouch.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 2 years ago

You sound like a guy with a lot of snow shoveling experience. It comes with the Minnesota territory no doubt. Take care out there. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 2 years ago

Bill, I am glad you included a picture of snow...I was not sure what it was. I have tickets to a Spring Training game in the 84 degree sunny weather. I do have a shovel...with a pail for the sand.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 2 years ago

Gorgeous picture... I love winter scenes. I just don't like living in winter. And here in Charlotte we are having record high temps of almost 80 degrees! I'd rather be here than up in your neck of the woods. Stay safe, stay warm.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Being ready for the "Big One" in California, is not a tragedy of snow, it's an earthquake.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago


When I was in college, I remember one of the biggest storms that hit Minnesota was on March 17th.  Everything was closed.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Get out now, while you still can!

It is going to be cool today in Phoenix, only about 60'. I just came from the tennis courts.

Posted by Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart) over 2 years ago

Hi William,
Stay warm and dry.  That's a good tip about spraying the shovel... or better yet, hire someone else to shovel.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 2 years ago

Sounds like you guys are in for quite the experience Bill. Stay safe up there my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

I am with Myrl Jeffcoat on this ... the big one in the Land of Oz will be an earthquake.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

William, stay safe and warm...hire out the shoveling 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

My snow blower was gassed and oiled and ready to work this morning

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago