FYI for us snowbelt folks, if you pay to have your driveway plowed make sure you confirm you have a plow "guy". A lot of building contractors plow in the winter but with a high demand for construction many are getting out of it or switching to commercial accounts. The casual plow guys are getting priced out of the market as a new truck capable of plowing is in the 75K range. My plow guy shut his business down after 10 years and he didnt hand his customers over to anyone as I expect he could not find anyone to take them. I picked up a big Honda commercial snowblower 2 years ago for clean up and in anticipation of taking over the snow removal duties when I retire soon so I am set but in my rural town with typically long driveways a regular snowblower still takes quite awhile and folks who depend on it had better keep spare parts on hand and know how to fix them (or keep a spare).