Earlier in the day, I wound up helping several folks get their cars out of the snowbank, and even though I think "Pay it Forward" is a terrible, terrible movie (nice IDEA, poorly executed), those karmic points came in handy later on. My car was parked on the even side of the street, meaning at 8 a.m. tomorrow it would be tagged or towed. But merely hopping in and driving it around the block wasn't really an option. So...
|Step 1: shovel out enough room to drive off.
|Step 2: shovel away enough room across the street from step 1 so I could do a 3-point turn.
|Step 3: shovel enough of a space on the odd side of the street where I could park.
So, I went to my neighbors and asked if they could try giving my car a jump. So much snow had gotten under the hood of my car, it looked more or less like this:
|Except it was harder to tell there was an engine under there somewhere.