Well... yes, we own a snowblower, but we only use it if we get a heavy snowfall... i.e. if the 4 of us can dig out, we don't use it... it's faster by shovel and a good workout. Or we shovel it into a couple of piles and use the blower to send it much farther, faster.Is this unusual for you this early in the year?
I hope you own a snowblower!!!!
But I'm not sure I could deal with no sun for so long. I get depressed without sunlight.
I'm sure that California kid who is your son's friend would not like it here much better!