Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
by Guest Blogger: Karen
This is dedicated to my neighbor who from 11:04pm until 12:16am last night became the inspiration for this blog post.
Anyone else have a neighbor who feels the need to go and out and snow blow his driveway when the rest of the world is trying to SLEEP?
There he was again last night, as usual in the eleven o’ clock hour. It doesn’t matter if the snow stops flying at 2pm, 7pm, or 10pm it is always the same. 11pm.
No, he does not work second shift. He comes home around 4pm everyday. AND, he has a school age child who certainly must be in bed trying to sleep, right?
I'm thinking where is his wife and why is she letting him do this? This guy needs to learn some basic snow blower etiquette, like not snow blowing in the middle of night!
Now things like this don’t usually bother me but, this is getting old.
First, this guy has, I swear, the original snow blower that has got to be more than 50 years old. When he fires that baby up, it sounds like a 747 is landing on our street.
Secondly, the auger on it is pretty big, I’m guessing at least 24 inches wide, but for some reason, he only clear rows of about 6 inches and moves along at a pace of about 4 inches for every 60 seconds.
Third, he finds it necessary to snow blow the entire curb and gutter for the entire length of his property. I understand the logic of doing the area near your mailbox, but really the entire lot width of the curb and gutter. Apparently he is unaware of the snow plow trucks that do that for the rest of us!
Of course my favorite moment of all last night was when I heard the 747, I mean snow blower, idling motionless and I thought to myself, hmm, I wonder if his scarf is stuck in the auger, secretly hoping for some relief. Ha, wishful thinking..
I went the window to check out what the delay was. What do I see? You‘ll love this… There he was letting the thing idle while he just now decides to brush off the snow from his car onto the freshly cleaned driveway! Now he has to do the area all over again!!!!!
My rage turned to comic relief as I peered through the window at him and realized he was decked out in a miners hat complete with the flashlight mounted on his HEAD!!! Just like this one:
I KID YOU NOT!!!
I had a good laugh, smiled and realized, life could be worse.