I finally broke down and bought a snowblower.
Two weeks ago, after the town had plowed in my driveway for the second time, without even getting my vehicle out of the driveway, I decided that the 30 years of debate on acquiring a mechanical snow shoveller were over.
Now I can readily admit no one buys a snowblower at the end of January. In fact, part of the dilemma is that once you reach the end of January, you realize that winter is almost over.
You only face six more weeks of snow and the days become milder, allowing the snowbanks to slowly recede.