Thanks to Gene, the neighborhood snow angel, the sidewalks on my block are clear and I'm able to get in and out of my driveway even after the plow goes by and dumps what I'm sure is the accumulated snow from several blocks.
Sometimes I'm convinced the snowplow driver waits until I've already cleared a path just to make sure I'm out there again with shovel in hand. But that driver doesn't know I've got a secret weapon. It's Gene.
Gene is one of those selfless folks who give of their own time and energy to make winter even easier. He can be out there snowblowing when the neighborhood dwellers are still nestled in their beds. But his effort does not go by unnoticed or without appreciation. Thanks Gene.