Todays snow is the dry, light stuff that seems to fall endlessly (Maybe that's because it hasn't stopped all day and is still snowing!).
This reminds me of the day I purchased my shovel when I moved to the South Side of Brady in 2004. It was snowing just like it is now. I didn't so much realize that there was a metal stip at the end of the shovel. The poor little Kia was to be the victim from a lazy, soft snow attempt at clearing more quickly than with a snow brush/scraper alone. You see, the snow kept gliding over my arm when attempting to clear it from the Kia's roof. So, in a last ditch effort I took the shovel, flipped in upside down to cup the snow and took a long swoop. YIKES. I heard the metal on metal, but it was too late. The roof and the tops of the passener side doors had been scraped beyond buffing repair.
So, for $500 I found someone to repaint it (for the same cost of a better place with a deductible). My advice - don't take the short way and wheel and deal a paint job - it's not worth it. The poor Kia had to go back in when the cover paint started bubbling. It should've been back again for the same flawed job, but instead I just used the touch-up paint to cover any missing spot - it is only a Kia for goodness sakes. And I guess the bigger tip of advice would be to not shovel your car!
This winter has remided me of this day back in November of 2004 often. I LOVE to shovel and have had many opportunities this winter. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And buy a real snow scraper, with a brush on the end and a long handle when you're short, for your car. Then everything will be just fine.
Now if I could only get the birds to stop crapping on the Kia... (I'd attach my Kia bird crapping blog, but I'm not as blog savvy as Von :)