This has been the worst winter we've had since I've been here, as far as difficulties are concerned. Oh, it hasn't been overly cold and we haven't had any huge snowstorms but we have also not had a melt-off after the initial snow covering, and the ground is covered with layers of ice that are difficult to work with. Snow and ice is accumulating on our metal roof too, which doesn't usually occur. Until a couple of years ago, we didn't even have studded tires, and there were a couple of years when I used the same tires in the winter that I had used in the summer, and we didn't have the kind of trouble we've had this winter. Even with studded tires, my car gets stuck just on the ice itself. My Tracker was stuck in what appeared to be nothing for two days. Then today, I got my wife's car stuck in our driveway backing it in. With studded tires and a new snowblower, this winter is still proving to be more difficult than previous ones. Where is Algore when I need him? It didn't help that I had spent a large part of two days clearing a nice turn around space in the back of our house only to have the guy who we hired to shovel some of the snow from our roof simply push it down onto the driveway, effectively moving it from one place to another, so I have to clear the driveway all over again, despite the fact that we've had no additional snow.