I hate surprise snow storms more than anything in the world and of course I opened my front door to huge drifts of snow. The best part is that it had already iced over and I was short on time and could not clear my walk as well as I would have liked. Knowing my wife would be incredibly angry if I ignored the issue and left it for her I went to the garage to get the rock salt.
When I found the empty bucket it was way too late to go buy more so I did some improvisation. I went to my kids’ rock collection and picked out the carefully saved halite pieces and went back to the garage. I got a tarp and my sledgehammer and pounded the rocks to dust. I spread the salt on the front walk and left an IOU for my kids.