A few years ago I could still just manage to sweep/shovel the snow from my door, along the path and around my car and even dig out small areas where it had been compacted into ice. It was extremely hard work ( while trying not to slip or lose my balance) and very tiring.
I was astonished once by my neighbour asking to borrow my broom, brushing the snow off his car (while I waited, shivering) handing the broom back to me - and driving off ! That was the year my other neighbour parked in the area I had laboriously cleared for turning my car and plonked his wheelybin in the area I had dug out for mine.
Now in 2017 my ramp and path are icy under an inch of snow, and over 2 days I have cleared and salted about four yards, with another 15 or so to go - even to reach the car. It is infinitely more difficult now, juggling with crutches, shovel and salt bucket.
I had two visitors today; one called in this morning, the other in the afternoon. The first who has MS and is recovering from foot surgery offered to clear the path, but of course I couldn't let her do that. The second (perfectly fit) did do a couple of very small tasks after I asked. But when I mentioned the fact that I had only managed to clear a tiny bit of the ramp/path (which was obvious to anyone approaching or leaving the house) there was absolutely no reaction at all. I didn't ask for a third favour, but I do feel a little bit sort-of not-very-well-treated.
Oh well, I should be able to reach my car by Monday or Tuesday (even if I can't walk round it to de-snow it) , and I should be grateful that people are prepared to come for a coffee and chat - and that I'm not about to run out of vital supplies.
Or it might thaw.