Get a notebook. Keep a small notebook with you wherever you go. Use it to keep a list of gift ideas for people. When you get ready to shop, look at the notebook and plan your trips based on where you can get the most items. Cross off items when you get them, and pencil in those items you purchased for people when you are out, so you don’t “over-buy” for people.
Living in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and even Virginia and Kentucky bring a winter bonus: no snow. And since snow is rare, state and local governments are not as equipped to handle snow, freezing rain and sleet like counterparts up north or in the plains state. Don’t confuse the lack of Snow Removal Midlothian Va as ignorance or laziness. The decision for many municipalities breaks down to finances. Snow removal equipment is expensive. When you only use it once every two or three years, the investment isn’t worth it. Families and individual often lack 4-wheel drive or snow tires (even chains) for the same reason.
The lowly snow shovel has been around in various forms for hundreds of years. Starting with some of its earliest forms made from wood the snow shovel has progressed through the years and can now be found both in plastic and metal forms. With out this lowly and humble piece of equipment a good part of the world would struggle to maintain a comfortable form of life. Moving snow is essential to both our economy and our standards of living. Without it we would not be able to get out of our houses or for that matter keep our home safe.
Homeowners and storekeepers should be mandated to clear their sidewalks within a maximum of two hours after the end of the snow, when it occurs during business hours, or by the start of business the next day when it is not during that period. These rules must be enforced.
10) Sports or cultural events. Talk to people at sports or cultural events. A community orchestra holiday concert is a great outing, and attracts the kinds of people you want to talk to. During intermission, mingle with your fellow holiday music fans, and get to know someone who might be able to help you get employed.
Trim hedges and shrubbery away from walkways, windows and doors so that the path is visible and no intruders can hide in the landscaping. Install motion detector lights that will flood the area with light upon your arrival or other movement.
Neighboring New Hampshire did not fare much better. Snow totals were just as heavy and they also had the heavy rain that followed the heavy snow. It has been reported that several roofs in the Granite State collapsed under the heavy weight of the combination of the two. What ever to the old-fashioned winters when it just snowed or are they just a myth.