Tuesday morning we had freezing rain/sleet turninf to rain and then to snow. I got salt down with the first precipitation and that kept any bond from forming. Less than in inch of little ice pellets fromt eh sleet, cemented bogether by the freezing rain. Crunchy under foot or tire and surprisingly good traction on it. Got a load of mix on the dump truck as I have two contracts taht actually call for that mud on part fo the site and I wanted to have it ready to go for Wednesday morning. Our vee box was out of the action as the truck it rides on was one the injured disabled list. Really wanted to be able to salt again but the truck was full of mix! Watched as about 2" of snow fell on the ice through the evening. ARGH!! Called a buddy to see if I could use his truck and vee box. He ws heading out to do his big customer, Ben & Jerrys plant in St. Albans. I offered to help him plow if he's salt for me. DEAL! Plow for two hours, stop for coffee on the way home and we changed plans as the snow was still coming down heavy. Too much on the ground now to salt without plowing first. Buddy says he'll be available by about 8 Wed. morning, after he hits B&J again. I headed home, planning to sleep for a while and then head out to plow. By the time I got back here it had stopped snowing (midnight now), so I started plowing. At 4AM I called my son in and we finished all the commercials by 7. Called buddy at 8, machine answered,,, ut oh! (He finally called back at 1PM,, fell asleep himself. Sanded where I had to,, then used the rest of the mud on a few sites that were icing after they had been plowed. 10AM now,, grab an hour nap. Back out,, load Magic salt and plan to start salting. WHITEOUT!! No point salting in THIS! Nap time again,, a whole 2 hours this time. Back out at 6PM, two trucks, plow all night, finish up at 5AM. One pass over all the residentials and salted all the commercial accounts. TIRED,, 3 hours sleep in the past 50. I'm getting too old for this $hit!!