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I drove around in the heavy snowfall to find people shoveling. I thought I'd find some grumblers and complainers because it was quite a storm. But the people I talked to were pretty cheerful about it. Joe Galieti said he didn't mind shoveling while it was still snowing, because it had to be done. Chris Herrman was keeping the walks and stalls clear outside the Division of Workforce Services Building -- he called it a thankless job but said he liked getting the exercise. I asked him if it caused him any aches, pains or back trouble, and he admitted he's had some broken cartilage and a brusied liver since an accident not that long ago. Ouch! I called a chirpractor and he said he always sees more patients after a snow storm, not just from the shoveling but also from slips and falls and auto accidents.

I'm lucky I've got a sweet strong husband who shovels our walks and driveway, so I can't say for certain if the snow is different this storm. But the shovelers I talked to said it definitley felt heavier and wetter, and they can't wait until spring.

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