When I took this picture and looked at it on my phone and looked at it, I took me a minute to find what it was on my counter that I was photographing. Can you see it?


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During the last bit of snow we got, I fired up the snow blower to clear the driveway. The problem is there really wasn't as much snow as I thought there was. We have a dirt driveway, and unlike a paved driveway, a snow blower is going to struggle a bit more and pick up things other than snow. Things that can cause problems. That's exactly what happened.

A rock got picked up and lodged itself in the auger. I knew there was a problem as soon as snow stopped being thrown out of the chute. Luckily the shear pin did its job and kept the snow blower from getting some real damage.

I grabbed a shim and a rubber mallet, knocked the rock free and brought it in to show Michele what happened. I then place it on the counter and took a picture of it and found it blended it perfectly with the counter top. If you didn't know it was there, you might not even see it in the photo.

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The one thing that makes it stand out is specs of red paint from the snow blower. How cool is that?


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