As I write, the white stuff is falling from the sky and we’re under a blizzard watch in Central Jersey. This is the second big storm in a week. While I don’t mind the snow, this storm is worse than the last as far as shoveling is concerned because this snow is heavy and wet. And it’s not the weight of the snow that bugs me; it’s the fact that it sticks to my shovel. A little trick of the trade for ya: Before you start the process of throwing your back out or bringing on a heart attack (yes, shoveling snow can be dangerous to your health), try spraying some liquid duct tape on it. What is liquid duct tape you ask? WD-40, of course. It’s like a miracle in a can. To back this claim, know this: WD-40 has a Facebook fan page with almost 4,000 fans (just slightly more than The Balanced Guy’s fan base on Facebook, and Princeton Scoop is catching up fast).
The great part is that everyday, WD-40 posts a blurb containing yet another use for this can o’ magic, much the same way Princeton Scoop tosses you info about great deals and steals in the Princeton area. For example, yesterday’s “use of the day”: Detangles jewelry, like Mardi Gras beads once used in a celebratory dance on Bourbon Street. And one from last week: Cleans cell phone battery connections. And another one that is wholly appropriate for our current weather situation: Spray wheel wells and underbody of automobiles to protect them from corrosion due to road salt.
Stock up on WD-40 now so you, too, can find ever more exotic uses for it, and enjoy shoveling that snow!
The writer of The Balanced Guy, Roman Horoszewski, is not particularly balanced but he’s trying to be. He makes an effort by not only doing “guy stuff,” but also by spending time with his three sons and wife while attempting to remain informed about the world around him. He and his family live in the Princeton, N.J. area. His blog is @ http://thebalancedguy.blogspot.com/.