This is your lucky day. Here's something daring but safe for you to try at home.
Put a 4-cup measuring cup of water in your freezer. Stir every half hour until it's slushy.
Put on a pair of knee high boots, if you have them. Regular footwear will do if you have no boots.
Pour the slushy ice water into the side of your boot (or other footwear).
This is how it feels to clean heavy, wet snow off my car.
I'm short (< 5 ft,), and when I pull the snow toward me with the snow brush, it lands right in my boots because my arm is not long enough to reach halfway across the car (even with the long-handled brush) unless I'm standing right next to it. Also, I can't push the snow away from me (off the other side of the car) for the same reason -- shortness.
Here's another experiment.
(What's that? You didn't like the last one?
It was safe, wasn't it?
Go on now, like a good little scientist.)
Make some ice cubes.
Put on some eye protection. (Remember, we must be safe!)
Crush the ice cubes into tiny, tiny bits.
Don't take off your eye protection just yet.
Get someone to throw the icy bits in your face. If no one will do this for you, throw them in your face yourself. It reduces the element of surprise, but it's almost as good.
This is how it feels to clean light, fluffy snow off my car when the winter wind is blowing.
Because I'm short . . . . . . . .
Ahhhh. Winter. Gotta love it.
This is not me. But I've looked like this a few times. (Photo: Pixabay)
I would wish you a shock-free week, my people, but if you tried these experiments, I'm afraid it's too late :)
I feel for you. I am now a tall person but until I was fifteen I was short. I longed to reach the 'heights' of five foot two. And I did briefly. (I grew eight inches that year and a few more the next).
Just the same at the moment I am extraordinarily jealous of those with snow.
I make perfectly awful noises putting on cold clothes in the morning --and I'm in California! You have my admiration and sympathy. I wish I had your stamina.
I'm sorry but I didn't like your experiments at all! Can you come up with the involves heat, champagne and food?
I think I'll pass on the experiments, thank you!
This is fun post dear Jenny:)
I feel for you , I really wish I can come and shovel it for you as this image " though not yours" touched my oversensitive heart
I am 5 feet and 4 inches and feel so helpless when have to ask my son take stuff out of kitchen cabinet which is higher for me lol
Stay warm my precious friend!
Hey short people have to think of all the good things about being short. The micro manager's comment is always that good things come in small packages!
I'll just stay in a hire it out.
Maybe you need a longer-handled snow-brush? Like, oh, about five feet? Then you can stand well away from the car! :)
I dislike winter but am glad to be alive to experience it. That’s as grateful as I can be in winter.
Oh wow - that is an amazing growth spurt! What an adjustment that would be!
I really don't mind the snow. If a person dresses for it, it makes all the difference. That day with the boots full of wet snow wasn't the most fun I've ever had, though :)
It's not really stamina, Geo., it's lack of choice! lol
What?? You don't enjoy ice-cold snow in your boot?? ha ha
Okay - heat, champagne, food . . . do you want the dangerous or the safe version? lol
I can't understand why!! ha ha
It helps to laugh about it :)
Oh, kitchen cupboards are difficult when you're short! I'm sure your sons tease you when they have to get things from high shelves :)
It's not as bad in the snow as it looks, as long as you are dressed for it!
I haven't heard that one in awhile, but she's totally right! lol
Maybe I can make the cats do it :D
It's been awhile since I studied Physics, but I'm thinking there's a problem with this scenario! ha ha
Seriously, you are SO right, Marie. I like to find a way to laugh about it; it makes it easier on the head!
And now our car is in underground parking..protected from the weather for the first time in its life...it and we truly appreciate it cause honey, I'm short too.
You almost made me feel badly for laughing, but laugh I did! At least you made your misfortune funny for the rest of us.
(I didn't try your experiments, by the way. Even tall people like me occasionally suffer "snow-down-the-boot" and "ice-in-the-face" moments, so I didn't feel the urge to recreate them.) ;-)
Experiments were well thought out although I will not be trying them. Years of the real thing surely give me the right to pass.
LOL! It's wonderful that you have indoor parking now :)
There's no way to completely avoid them, no matter what height you are, eh? lol
Most definitely, Susan! :)
HAHA! This was hilarious. Mostly because I can relate :) Been in those situations multiple times in my life. I'm 5'3", so I'm not in the tall category!
No; no, you are not :D lol
I did my own version of your experiment when I was a little kid: my parents took me goose hunting with them at Tule Lake, which is right on the Oregon border and seriously freezing during goose season.
My dad sent me back to the truck to get some different decoys out of the big across the bed toolbox and when I went to open it, the ice had partially melted in the morning sun and slid down hard on my fingers, and right up my little arms, shattered, and poured ice water down my collar.
My dad let me sit in the truck with the heater on until the misery passed...
Truthfully, though, having lived on the California coast my whole life, I have very limited exposure to snow and ice outdoors. Which is maybe why I was somewhat anxious the time Sara took me to Truckee (up by Tahoe) and there was snow on the ground deeper than the base of my quad-cane.
When we made it up the walk to the door, I told her that it had been kinda scary, and she said "Yeah, but look at what interesting tracks you left in the snow."
I said great, now the bears will all know where the easy snack lives.
-Doug in Oakland
It might be scorchingly hot around these parts, but there's no way I'm putting slushy ice in my footwear, or throwing ice chips into my face. I'm short too, 5 feet nothing.
And I feel for your younger self - cold water is worse than snow or ice, in my opinion. When it's down your neck, anyhow.
Very sensible, River :)
I'm finding quite a few fellow short people today!
We are getting closer and closer to spring. Hang in there, jenny_o.
This is SOOO true!
"Every day, in every way, we are getting better and better . . ." (apologies to The Pink Panther movies)
You hang in there, too, Mr. S :)
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