Wow, Daiseybeans, I didn't know all this was going on. The snow of course, but not your burial in it. The photos remind me of growing up in upstate NY. I'll bet you don't hope you were in Texas now! It sounds like you have things in hand and I'm glad you have such a good friend to help, but I would re-iterate, be careful with the heavy shoveling. It has done in too many unsuspecting people up north who were in great shape. Give us an update when you can. I'm hoping for heat for you soon!