A number of houses on the street have a snow-blowing service come by and clear their driveways. We looked out early this morning to see that the snowplow had left a 3 foot high bank of packed snow across the front of the driveway, and shortly after one of those tractors was clearing our neighbour's drive. I raced to finish dressing, pulled on my coat, and headed out to nab him while it was still early morning dusk. Safe to say we now have a regular passing tractor to blow out the drive. At least for this winter, that's a big relief.