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SPEAK OUT: Snow Blowing Common Sense

As I walked around the neighborhood this weekend while many were freeing their driveways of snow, it was troubling to see so many houses being splattered with snow by their neighbors.
Seeing this made me want to just remind those with snow blowers that you do have the ability to determine which way the snow blows. While some excess spray from the wind might be unavoidable, 95% of the snow you blow is where you are letting it blow.  The snow from your driveway should end up in YOUR yard. It certainly should not be sprayed onto your neighbors house, fence or car.  If you cannot understand how to point your snow blower so that this does not happen, then you should hire somebody who can or go get a shovel. 
Yes, this does cause you more work but mounds of snow cause lots of pressure against dwellings that result in unwanted home and auto owner expenses.
Mr. Ed February 04, 2014 at 07:16 AM
OMG....Get a life!
Matt R February 04, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Thx 4 ur feedback! U r probably right, I need a life.
Mr. Ed February 04, 2014 at 08:21 AM
No disrespect intended, Matt. Just stay of my lawn! lol
genevaman February 04, 2014 at 12:21 PM
You say 'Get a life' then say 'no disrespect intended'? I think you need to understand what the comment 'get a life' implies. Regarding the article, You can use the same format this summer to help remind people with side discharge lawn mowers not to spray wet sticky grass on neighbors houses!
Doug Rodgers February 04, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Shoot, I thought you were going to complain about the small group of homeowners that choose NOT to shovel their sidewalks. So, even though the majority of homeowners do it, we do not have a continuous path for walkers to enjoy. I feel like it is the 'unwritten' responsibility of each neighbor to shovel their own sidewalk. If everyone does their little part, we have an entire system that works. When someone decides to not shovel their part, it sort of wastes the efforts of everyone else. That is what I was hoping you would complain about. :) I guess I just complained about it.
Mr. Ed February 04, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Oh genevaman....so touchy! At least Matt R has a sense of humor about it. I think YOU need to take a chill pill. Your comment about people spraying grass on neighbors houses....I find it hard to believe that my mower could throw grass from cutting my lawn on a neighbors house... but when (or if) the snow ever melts, I will go out, fire up my mower and give it a try. I will let you know if you are right............:-)
Mr. Ed February 04, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Oh, and Doug is right.
genevaman February 04, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Oh Mr Ed...so stupid! He was clearly making fun of your use of "OMG" with his response filled with teenage texting language in his response! He was making fun of you, not having a sense of humor! And just because your mower can't hit your neighbors house doesnt mean it cant happen in many other situations. Other than that, you are really showing off your brains in these comments!
Mr. Ed February 04, 2014 at 08:38 PM
So now you are calling me names. That's OK. I do not mind. My fault....I just love pulling your chain to get a reaction. It worked. Stay safe out there.
Kathy M February 04, 2014 at 11:09 PM
You all must be the one's that throw the snow from your drive into the street for the plow AFTER it's gone by. Just love those ice patches you make where on coming cars have to stop when you don't look before backing out of the drive.
Frank Tuttle February 05, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Kathy M, you must be one of my neighbors. That burm i throw out of my driveway just serves to slow all of you people cutting through my neighborhood to avoid traffic signals down.
Kathy M February 05, 2014 at 06:29 PM
All snow that has fallen on private property should remain on private property. However, if plowed, snow or ice should never be pushed out into/across the street or onto any neighboring properties http://www.geneva.il.us/faq.aspx?searchTerms=snow+blowing+from+dive+into+stree+&TID=0

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