Archive for February 11th, 2010

Shoveling Snow or Cutting Grass?

February 11, 2010

I sometimes wonder which is worse, shoveling snow or cutting grass?  They are both chores that need to be done in their proper seasons.  There are quite a few differences of course.  Shoveling snow is done in the cold.  Cutting grass is done in the heat.  Shoveling snow can vary greatly depending on how much, and what kind of snow.  Cutting the grass can vary, but is more consistent.  Shoveling snow needs to be done within twenty-four hours of snowfall, which can be very inconvenient.  Cutting grass can be scheduled, as long as it isn’t raining.  Shoveling can be done any time, day or night.  Cutting the grass,  should be done during daylight, and not too early!

I have lived in Iowa for nineteen years now.  The winters are more mild than those in Minnesota where I grew up.  In past years, my comparison of these two chores has resulted in favor of shoveling snow being the preferred chores, primarily because it does not have to be so frequent.

This year I’m not so sure.  Maybe it is because I’m getting older.  Maybe it’s just been a year with a lot of snow.  Maybe it’s because other people volunteer to cut the grass at church, but I have the privilege of shoveling the snow.

I am re-evaluating my comparison of these two chores.

What do you think?

Oh, by the way, they are predicting more snow this weekend!

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