That's what we did yesterday - shovel snow. Quite a novelty for someone who grew up in the Australian bush, but we received about 10cm of snow on Saturday night and removing snow from the road front of their house is what good members of the community do.
The snow made the whole of town look beautiful (I assume - it certainly evened out the bumps in this part of town) but as our house is right on the street it's a good idea to shift the snow before it freezes and people start sliding into our walls. The snow was light and powdery, but the council did run a tractor down the street which compressed much of the snow into ice, requiring chipping away with a shovel as well as sweeping.
As you can see, Susan's new boots got their first serious outing as well.
When we arrived home on Saturday the house was an icy cold 11°C. Steady application of heat had raised that to 17-18°C by yesterday evening, which means we are almost 30° warmer than outside. I am pleased with that as we are not using electricity or oil to heat the house, just the wood burning stove in the salon.
When I mentioned our water supply freezing yesterday I forgot to mention that the downstairs toilet is still not filling up. The water supply for that has a numer of stopcocks on it, one being for the outside tap. We assume this has frozen up, but it's difficult to get heat to it. What we really need is a hair dryer, (or a heat gun) something neither Susan or I own. Maybe when we go to the supermarket today we will look at cheap hairdryers.
Assuming we can get to the supermarket...