Boy, was I wrong!!!!!!
I thought my driveway was melted down to about six inches, and I planned to spread ice-melt to help it thaw. This is the North end of the driveway (2 pix to right), the one that has been frozen and icy since, well, forever!!! I'd really like to be able to use it again. Having a circle drive sucks when on end is dangerously frozen, making it necessary to back down the curved and steep other side. The "good" side is now almost completely free of snow, but having to back down it is not fun.
It's a long drive way. I've never measured, but probably 30 yards, at least.
So I took the snow shovel to see how deep and whether I needed to shovel off a little bit so that the ice-melt could go to work quicker and better.
I walked about 10 feet into the snow ...........
....and I was suddenly up to my mid calf!!
Later I measured it and it was between 12 and 15 inches over most of the drive, and that's just the snow! Ice, at least an inch thick, was under that.
So I ended up making "divots" in the snow every foot or so, in hopes that the sun will be able to reach far enough down to melt more. Each is about 8 inches wide and down to the ice. I don't know if it really will work, but hey! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
I only did about 10-15 feet. That was about all I could do. I will wait and see if that helps, and if so, I'll do a few feet every day till it is all the way down the driveway.
Looks like steps, doesn't it?
I donno. We'll see.
The next chore in my plan today was to pick up puppy poop in the back yard. Now that the snow is mostly melted, I could actually get to it. I went out and picked up the puppy-pooper-scooper .... and broke it! It was frozen to the ground! Well, there was too much to even consider picking it up by hand (I heard that!! Don't be ridiculous! I would use rubber gloves!!), so I guess it is just going to stay till I can repair the scooper or buy a new one. Sigh.
And now .... NOW .... it is clouding up and I just took a look at the forecast and learned that IT IS GOING TO SNOW!!! Just flurries, so it says, but at this elevation, who knows? We weren't supposed to have more snow for at least ten days!!! GIMME A BREAK!!!!! I hope those divots done get covered up.
I'm on the couch, watching the very silly "Death Becomes Her," and having a cup of Irish coffee.
PS - BTW, in an hour, the temp dropped 16 degrees, 43° to 28°!! Jes' sayin'.