Keeping the wooden walkways and deck cleared of snow is a task I like to do during the winter months. However, any amount of wind tends to form a drift all along this area that is sometimes challenging to remove. The winds we had before Christmas made the drift about three-plus feet high and the consistency of cement.
I think my husband took pity on me and worked on a bit of the area, mainly clearing the areas in front of the two doors. I must be waiting for spring weather to magically melt the rest of it because I sure haven't been in any hurry to attack the remainder.
Yesterday was mild (high 20s) and windless so my daughter and husband ventured up onto the roof to take a look at the chimney pipe that blew off Christmas Eve.
We all agreed they did a good job that should hold until spring when the roof is dry (and clear of ice!) when we may decide to replace the chimney pipe and, for sure, make the chimney more stable with wire supports.