My father was the king of the divide and conquer method of work. Whether we were mopping the floor, sweeping his shop, mowing the lawn, or hacking away at the weeds on the hillside terrace, you did it in small chunks. Not only that, but you eyeballed the measurement so those chunks would be as close to identical in size as humanly possible.
It’s no wonder that clearing our driveway of a small amount of snow is far from a willy-nilly task. It might be my thought, but it’s his voice saying,
“Walk down until the snow builds up on the shovel, then turn to the side.”
This method, repeated as necessary, leaves me with a series of small squares that can be cleared with an easy sweeping motion. Amazingly, after the first pass, when the driveway looks like a group of large tiles, the job seems much less daunting.
They say that, as you age, you become your parents. It didn’t take very long for me to become my dad. This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. And, given the time of the year, it’s also part of Just-Jot-January. If you have a one-liner, I encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.