Ways to Spend a Saturday Afternoon

Posted: February 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

What to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon?

There are so many options! A world of options. A veritable universe of things to do.

Have a cup of tea. Read by the fire. Have glass of wine and watch a movie… All of the above?

None of the above. How about…

Climb up to the roof .

Struggle onto the huge pile of snow – OK, flounder onto the snow like a beached whale. Yes, I know, the image doesn’t work does it. Except in Monty Python sketches.

And shovel. Shovel off three or so of the six feet piled up on there.

You’d think a good push and it would slide right off eh? People start avalanches all the time. But not on roofs. I wish.

No. The damn stuff likes it up there. It’s all patted down, it’s all comfortable, plus, the view is spectacular so why slide off? After all, it’s a lazy Saturday afternoon on the roof and damned if it’s gonna go easy. More along the lines of kicking and screaming, if one can apply that to snow.

I should’ve taken pictures, but there you go, I was more into concentrating on not falling off the damn roof than taking artistic photos of Mr. Jazz and I waist deep in snow, struggling to make it to only knee deep in snow.

Winter sucks. Indeed it does.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, hell is not flames and heat. Hell is snow and ice. Except when you’re in Australia, obviously.

* Image from On The Snow.com

  1. lime says:

    Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.~robert frostsounds about right, no?

  2. ticknart says:

    So, after you push the stuff off the roof, do you jump into the pile?

  3. Mr. Jazz says:

    @ticknart: yes we do: it’s the only way down

  4. Gnightgirl says:

    Yuck. That is too much snow. I have pix of my friend Rob’s house with snowblowers on top of it. We never get that much snow…knock on wood.

  5. Jazz says:

    Lime – Yep, sounds about rightTicknart – it’s the quickest… oh, Mr Jazz already answered for me…Gnightgirl – Yeah, it’s too much snow. It’s always too freaking much snow.

  6. Snow fell here again yesterday, which means it’s almost A FOOT DEEP and I can’t see the grass again.I look at that picture and I think, “Yep, no wonder the rest of Canada thinks we BC folk are wimps.” We ARE wimps. We are snivelling little wastrels fumbling about in a few inches of snow.

  7. ticknart says:

    You may hate the snow, but I am jealous of the roof jumping.

  8. Jeaux says:

    OK, but what’s all that white stuff?

  9. Man, you have my deepest sympathy.

  10. pinklea says:

    Really? You got up on the roof to shovel snow off it? I can’t even conceive of that – but then, I’m really afraid of heights (not snow, HEIGHTS!).

  11. Jazz says:

    Kimber – Yep wimps… :-pTicknart – Gotta admit the roof jumping is fun. Except when you land and you’re in snow up past your waist and have to extirpate yourself. There’s a tip: get yourself sort of spread out over the top of the snow.Jeaux – Damn Floridians!Citizen – ThanksPinklea – Meh, it’s not that high when you factor in all the snow on the ground. I don’t like getting on the roof in the summertime though.Geewits – I’ll have to spend a couple of years with you before I can confirm whetehr that is true.

  12. Jocelyn says:

    I’m always amazed I like you so much…when shoveling snow off a roof sounds like an enormously good time to me. At least we’ll always have wine and shoes in common.

  13. Jocelyn says:

    I’m always amazed I like you so much…when shoveling snow off a roof sounds like an enormously good time to me. At least we’ll always have wine and shoes in common.

  14. Jocelyn says:

    I’m always amazed I like you so much…when shoveling snow off a roof sounds like an enormously good time to me. At least we’ll always have wine and shoes in common.

  15. Jocelyn says:

    Hey, that’s really cool when my comment doesn’t seem to be publishing so I click “Publish” a bunch of times and then totally clog up your commenting area.Yea, really cool.

  16. Jazz says:

    Joce – Wow. You really really like me. Or you’re a total spaz… So next winter you can come on up and shovel my roof, how ’bout it? And in turn, I’ll go down there and drink your wine. Oh, and you like me cause I’m a smartass like you.

  17. XUP says:

    Don’t you listen to all the warnings they give every year telling people NOT to attempt shoveling the snow off their roofs themselves? There’s a whole scary list of things that could go wrong – with you and your roof. Well, I guess you had a lucky escape this time. (How come you’re the one who had to get up on the roof anyway?)

  18. Jazz says:

    XUP – Around here everyone does their roof. Plus you never go down to the shingles – keep it about knee high to protect the roof. As for going up, we were both up there of course. It’s that or stand at the bottom freezing my ass off all afternoon watching Mr. Jazz work.

  19. Poutalicious says:

    You are braver than me, that’s for sure.

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