Shovel Brigade

After a midday lull, snow began falling again. This crew braved the elements, to shovel the sidewalk outside Patagonia:


The forecast falls for snow to taper off in late afternoon.

12 responses to “Shovel Brigade

  1. Hey Dan, I just saw a jogger on South Compo Rd. She ran past our house and then down Gault Ave. Incredible……

  2. Why am I not surprised? While I am a firm believer in everyone’s right to work out, I think it’s a bit self-centered on days like this — with driving difficult, no room on the shoulders, plows coming through, and every other weather-related issue imaginable — for folks to impose their exercise regimens on everyone else.

    “06880” readers, what do you think?

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    I agree that it’s not safe to jog out in this mess … For all reason’s you’ve said Dan!

  4. Ann Marie Flynn

    I agree with you, Dan. One slip, due to snow and ice forming, on her part could cause emergency braking on the part of any driver. ….and braking fast/slipping on ice could be deadly for joggers and drivers. Where is her respect that is needed in this situation?

  5. It was suggested that motorists should stay off the roads. So it sounds like a good opportunity to me… of course, I wasn’t there — OR jogging!

  6. Sharon Paulsen

    Actually, Jo has a good point there. Plus, it can be simply wonderful to get outside when the world is quiet and blanketed. Perhaps a short “walk” would be a better choice on days like these.
    Any dog owners out there also know that taking fido for a short jaunt is essential for certain breeds, regardless of the weather.
    And so it goes.

  7. Running in weather like this is just silly….they are generally clueless putting themselves and others in harms way. It reminds me of the people that continue to jog with children in strollers through longshore during the active golfing season…just plain stupid and can end tragically.

  8. Sharon Paulsen

    Or, instead of jogging near a golf course with a toddler in tow, you could go to a hockey game with a toddler. Chances of getting hit by a puck vs. a golfball? Hmmm, I’d say the odds are about the same.
    Yes, common sense and awareness plays a role here, but are we going to stop living life too?
    Just say’in.

  9. No doubt Sharon, but most decent hockey rings have boards and plexi barriers….not to say that anyone goes to a hockey game with the intention of putting their young child in harms way….but golf courses with no barriers and ice covered roads take it to another level.

    • Sharon Paulsen

      Yup, true – it’s somewhat apples to oranges, lol. Hence, common sense and awareness comes into play.
      At least the jogger that Videler witnessed wasn’t pushing a stroller too! That would be a major “yikes”!

  10. That would be “RINKS”!

  11. I run to work in bad weather. I find it safer,easier and sometimes faster than driving. I can get to Stamford in 1.5 hours on foot without stress. If I encounter cars or plows I get out of the way. We both have a right to get to our destination but cars slide around more than I do on foot so I stay out of the way.