I was so busy the last few days with draft/revisions – the last thing on my mind was to get the car out of the snow. So I put the chore aside and the snow-plough truck left a mountain of snow behind the car. After a few days, the snow became heavy compacted snow-ice. This afternoon I spent an hour digging the car out. After today’s experience, next time I’ll do the digging immediately, when the snow is still light and fluffy. I’m going to have two very sore arms tomorrow.